Bounded by Fort Hamilton Parkway, New Utrecht, 11th Avenue, and 46th Street in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn, Alben Triangle is named for Bud H. Alben, a Brooklyn resident who was killed in World War I (1914-1918). Although little is known about Alben, this parcel of land bears a flagpole with a memorial plaque at its base, presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars which honors the Borough Park soldiers who died in World War I. As a public place under the auspices of the Brooklyn Borough President’s office, the Bud H. Alben VFW Post #1436 volunteered to maintain the property until 1935 when it was transferred to Parks jurisdiction.
This property was established as a public place and a property of the City of New York on February 14, 1918, at which time it was placed under the jurisdiction of the Brooklyn Borough President. The parcel was first given the name Alben Memorial Square in 1923 and then in 1935 the name was shortened to Alben Square. Subsequently, the park name was changed again, this time to its’ current name, Alben Triangle.
In 1935, with evident difficulties in maintaining the landscape, Brooklyn Borough President Raymond V. Ingersoll (1875-1940) requested that the parcel be transferred to Parks jurisdiction, along with 11 other small open space parcels.
Alben Triangle is bounded by a fence and includes a flagpole with yard arm that was donated by the Bud Alben Post VFW #1436 which is set within a paved circle.