On the anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn which began just before midnight on August 26th, mark the locations you can still visit in the borough including monuments, remnants of lost roads, forgotten cobblestone streets, and more.
Uncover and locate the revolutionary history of Brooklyn's famous Prospect Park, part of the site of the largest battle of the Revolutionary War with monuments by famous sculptors and architects like Stanford White and Daniel Chester French.
Beyond serving as the final resting place for some of the most famous New Yorkers, Green-Wood Cemetery has much to offer the living!
Although plenty of New York City history has been lost to time, remnants of major war battles can still be found today. Here are 5 war cannons to visit:
Delve underground to discover archaeological artifacts showing the contributions fabulous women have made to New York City over the years, from tea sets to shells.
Almost 200 years old and an area of 478 acres, the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NYC is an impressive site with some interesting secrets. Here are our top 10.
Built around 1735, when Flatbush Avenue was called Main Street, the John C. Bergen homestead was the oldest house still standing in Flatbush, Brooklyn by 1901.
With the new iPhone app "Brooklyn 1776," users return to Revolutionary War Era NYC and fight for survival in the Battle of Brooklyn using mapmaking strategies.
A mostly forgotten outcropping at Green-Wood Cemetery also holds some great Revolutionary War history: the beginning of the Battle of Brooklyn (Long Island)