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Address: Brooklyn, NY

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Well worth a brief stop

So close to the facade of the Public Library, there was also a market on the day we visited - not that I was interested, there was also parks close by, such a grand structure... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Alice R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

So close to the facade of the Public Library, there was also a market on the day we visited - not that I was interested, there was also parks close by, such a grand structure. Intricate in detail, huge in appearance and there is also a fountain further down.

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bradenton, fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have been trying to get here on several other visits to NYC and finally made it this time. However we wish we would've waited for better weather. It was raining (pouring actually) but it was our last day to be there, so we went anyways. I didn't realize everything that was so close. We will definitely be back on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

While you're in the area it's well worth taking some time look at the plaza. You can combine with a trip to Prospect Park and Botanic Gardens, Brooklyn Museum. Easy to get to, being on the 2,3 line and not far from cafes on 7th Ave or Toms if you head in opposite direction.

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This arch reminds me of being in Paris. There is also a huge statue with a fountain of water spilling on to it in the summer. As some others have said it is not really a destination unto itself, but it is located at the gateway to several other great attractions like Prospect Park, the library, and Eastern Parkway which... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were really pressed for time and didn't get a chance to go deeper into nearby Prospect Park, but seeing Grand Army Plaza was a wonder to behold. It is beautifully laid out, with stunning architecture and memorials/statues all around. The Soldiers' and Sailors' Arch, a huge Civil War monument dominates the area, with the nearby Brooklyn Library also very... More 

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Longmont, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Not really but it has to be in the thousands! Right across from the public library and close to the parks this domineering monument rises above all-although all probably don't give it a second glance. The statutes are incredible and remind me of the major monuments in Europe. Nothing to go out of your way for, but nice to eye... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

It's huge and worth looking at if you've come to Brooklyn to see Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Museum, Park Slope, or visit the large Farmer's Market (Sat only) across the street. All of these sites are within a short walk from this centrally-placed monument. The most impressive approach route is to enter Brooklyn across the Manhattan Bridge and travel up... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What is there to do? Yes, it is a landmark that stands by Prospect Park. Yes, they light the Menorah for Hanukkah. But is there anything to do there? No! It's just a pretty Arch.

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BROOKLYN NY
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

i never dreamed this would be called an attraction. passed it hundreds if not thousands of times and never gave it a thought

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Hebron, lsrael
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Architecturally & artistically this great arch has great merit, & could be considered a fitting northern entry point to Prospect Park, itself worth several hours (see that review). When approaching it from the north, you first see the John F. Kennedy Memorial (1965), the only monument in New York City to the assassinated president; after this is the Bailey Fountain... More 

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