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Grand Army Plaza

Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy. and Prospect Park

Brooklyn

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Grand Army Plaza, the oval at the main entrance of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, was meant to provide a wide and picturesque approach to the park, which park designer Calvert Vaux (1824–1895) considered a vital design element. The Plaza was one of the first features of Prospect Park to be built and marks the beginning of the Eastern Parkway (1866), the world’s first parkway, also designed by Vaux and his partner Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903). The parkway’s intended purpose was to connect the City’s parks with ornamental roads free of commercial traffic.

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Grand Army Plaza Weather

  • Sun
    Chance Snow
    32°F
  • Mon
    Wintry Mix
    34°F
  • Tue
    Mostly Sunny
    23°F
  • Wed
    Mostly Cloudy
    37°F

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