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Historic Civil War Arch; art deco(ish) fountain

Impressive grand stone arch with large-scale bronze sculptures, dedicated to Union soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Don't miss the interior reliefs of Lincoln and Grant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This structure is an imposing Arch in a classical mode. It demarks the entrance to Prospect Park and the Public Library. All three are worth a visit with your family or loved one. It is one of Brooklyn's precious sites.

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This would be a beautiful space were it not for the fact it is a huge traffic circle. Architecturally beautiful, it is at the entrance of Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Public Library. On Saturday, a terrific farmer's market (though a little pricey). So visit, if only on your way elsewhere.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It is must for all those who have the love for the history and the for the monuments representing the history . The look of it will inspire so much in each f those who make visit . A must see place in Brooklyn . On mornings of Saturdays there is a charming Farmers Market - as an add on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

There is no place in Manhattan, a/k/a "the City," like Grand Army Plaza. There is no place in San Francisco, where I live. Maybe Paris or Vienna has a spot that's comparable, but I don't know of another on this continent. Grand Army Plaza is a plaza that is grand, with an archway, a circular drive, a library, a large... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Impressive grand stone arch with large-scale bronze sculptures, dedicated to Union soldiers who fought in the Civil War. Don't miss the interior reliefs of Lincoln and Grant. Take a few minutes to admire the Bailey Fountain (1929-1932) - a beautiful play of sea creatures and male and female standing figures. You will think you are in Europe.

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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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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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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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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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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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