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Fort Hamilton Athletic Field

83 St. to 85 St. bet.ween Colonial Rd. and Narrows Ave.

Brooklyn

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

During the 19th century, this land was the site of the Crescent Athletic Club; but even after being relayed from one owner to another, over the course of more than a century, it continues on its original track as a major site for sporting events in Bay Ridge.

The field, like the school it serves, takes its name from nearby Fort Hamilton, one of the oldest continuously garrisoned federal military posts in the United States. The fort honors Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804), the distinguished colonial statesman and first Secretary of the Treasury. Fort Hamilton was built at the Brooklyn shore of the narrows between 1825 and 1831. During the Civil War (1861-1865), it served as a training ground for volunteer New York State regiments.

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Fort Hamilton Athletic Field Weather

  • Tue
    Light Snow
    28°F
  • Wed
    Blowing Snow
    30°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    30°F
  • Fri
    Chance Flurries
    35°F

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