Memorial Gore

Metropolitan Ave., Maspeth Ave., bet. Humbolt St. and Bushwick Ave.


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

This Williamsburg park, located at the intersection of Bushwick, Maspeth, and Metropolitan Avenues, serves as a memorial to the soldiers of this neighborhood who died in World War I.

“Gore” refers to a small triangular park. It is another piece of public park nomenclature that derives from apparel; such small parks are also called “vest pocket parks.” In the garment world, a gore is a triangular piece of material inserted into clothing (it can also apply to sails, or anything else made of fabric), to widen or change its shape. “Gore” has its origins in the Old English word “gara” meaning “corner.”

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