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Gravesend Triangle

Gravesend Neck Rd., E. 2 St., Ave. V


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

This triangle is named for the first English settlement in New York, Gravesend. Founded in 1645 by Lady Deborah Moody (c.1583-1659), neighbor to Brooklyn’s five Dutch towns, Gravesend developed an air of self-sufficiency that lasted until 1894 when it was finally annexed by the City of Brooklyn.

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