Fort Stirling Park
Clark St. at Columbia Heights and the Brooklyn-Queens Exwy.
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In March 1776, American forces built Fort Stirling on this site to protect ships on the East River. They originally named it Fort Half-Moon, because its shape resembled a crescent. The Americans were ousted from Brooklyn after the Battle of Long Island (also known as the Battle of Brooklyn) in August 1776, and the British occupied the fort until 1783. According to tradition, residents of Kings County demolished the fort not long after the British evacuation.