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Address: 5 Avenue, 59 Street 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
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I grew up in Brooklyn and loved seeing this area at night time. It still marvels me to know the history and see the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Tamarac, Florida

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can never go wrong with this background for a picture. Right across the street from the Brooklyn Public Library and the entrance to Prospect Park. Lovely all year round.

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Tamarac, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I grew up in Brooklyn and loved seeing this area at night time. It still marvels me to know the history and see the area.

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Thank NatselMGMT
Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved walking to this place. the neighborhood is excellent and its very gentrified. I live close to this neighborhood, and it has changed a lot over the years. so much to see and its very peaceful and lots of fun for families. Hang out in the park, go to the brooklyn museum which is close by.

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This reminded me of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. It is beautifully crafted and stands out on your way to Prospect Park. Great photo opportunity. It is located in a very small park just across the street from the huge Prospect Park. You cannot miss it on your way there.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visiting Park Slope area and going to the park. We stopped at the arch on the way. It has nice sculptures and is worth a quick stop.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The arch at Grand Army Plaza marks the entrance to a grand boulevard (Eastern Parkway) and great urban park Prospect Park. It is a stone's throw from three other great Brooklyn landmarks: the main branch of the library, the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Museum. I understand that there are gallery shows from time to time within the arch... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

We were walking the dog in Prospect Park and saw lights and heard music down at the Grand Army Plaza. It was a Menorah lighting festival - largest Menorah in the world. There was live music, dancing, food and fun. This was a perfect spot for the occasion. Saw the Brooklyn Library off to the right. This is a fun... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The plaza is really just an arch! Meaning a few pictures and you can be on your merry way. I would only stop here if I was continuing on to Prospect Park or Grand Army Plaza Library, but if you are coming to Brooklyn just for this you may be disappointed as there is nothing else there.

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Chappaqua, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

There was once a time in America that public spaces were built with the word "GRAND" in mind. Grand Army Plaza is one of them - the portal to beautiful Prospect Park, one of the most welcoming places in all of New York City. Near the great public spaces of the Brooklyn Museum, Botanical Garden, and Library, Grand Army Plaza... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We often come here Saturdays for the farmers market and to go spend time in the park. Botanical Gardens entrance is really close, Prospect Park, and other attractions.

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