Historical Signs in Brooklyn

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100% Playground
In the case of parks, a name often reflects the history of the place and the spirit of the time in which the park was named.&n...

Abe Stark Skating Rink and Convention Hall
This facility is named in honor of a man who loved Brooklyn, beneficence, business, and baseball – and not necessaril...

Abraham Lincoln Statue
One of three sculptural renditions of Abraham Lincoln (1809–1865) in New York City’s parks, this larger-than-life ...

Adam Yauch Playground
Located in the southernmost portion of Brooklyn Heights, this playground is named after Adam “MCA” Yauch (1964-201...

Aimee Triangle
­­­Kenneth Everett Aimee (1931-1954), a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, resided in this area ...

Albemarle Playground
What was here before? This property was long part of the farmland owned by the Martense family, descended from Marten Reyer...

Alben Triangle
What was here before? This site was once part of the estate of Edward T. Backhouse (1806-1884), who was a fruit merchant, P...

Alexander Skene Statue
This impressive sculpture bust of Alexander Johnston Chalmers Skene, M.D. (1838–1900) honors a Brooklyn-based physician,...

Almira Kennedy Coursey Amphitheatre
What was here before? This amphitheatre is part of Herbert Von King Park. The land was once part of the estate of Tunis Joh...

American Playground
American Playground is named for the American Manufacturing Company, the second-largest industrial employer in Brooklyn in the...

Amersfort Park
What was here before? Long inhabited by the Canarsee, this lowland area—the outwash plain of the glacial moraine that...

Andries Playground
Located on Avenue L between Nostrand Avenue and East 29th Street, this playground, along with adjacent Junior High School 240,...

Anthony Mosomillo Memorial Courts
The Anthony Mosomillo Courts, located within Dyker Beach Park at Bay Eighth Street and Cropsey Avenue, are named for Police Of...

Arbor Place
Arbor Place, along with the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights, serves as a testament to one of New York City’s greatest publ...

Ascenzi Square
What was here before? Before it became a borough of the consolidated City of New York in 1898, Brooklyn was an independent...

Asser Levy Park
What was here before? Almost a century before its famous boardwalk opened along the Atlantic Ocean, Coney Island was on its...

Babi Yar Triangle
What was here before? This was once the site of the Manhattan Beach Hotel and Land Company owned by Austin Corbin (1827-189...

Badame-Sessa Memorial Square
This triangle in Williamsburg honors 16 neighborhood men who gave their lives in the Vietnam War (1964-1975). Private Michael...

Bailey Fountain
Named after Brooklyn-based financier and philanthropist Frank Bailey (1865-1953) and his wife Mary Louise Bailey, this elabora...

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