Freedom Triangle

Bushwick Ave., Myrtle Ave., Willoughby Ave.


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

This landscaped triangle, located in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick, commemorates the sacrifice of the Brooklyn men who gave their lives during World War I (1914-1918).

One of the six original communities that comprised Brooklyn during the period of Dutch ownership in the 1660s, Bushwick remained a largely agrarian area well into the 1800s. In 1854 the township of Bushwick was absorbed into the City of Brooklyn. Development increased with the addition of an elevated train line connecting Brooklyn with Manhattan in 1888. Over the years the neighborhood has became home to Germans and Italians during the Depression-New Deal Era (1929-1939), African-Americans, Puerto Ricans and Dominicans after World War II (1939-1945), and, most recently, Guyanese, Jamaicans, Indians and Chinese.

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