Sun May 6 2018, 12:00 pm
FORT GREENE, BROOKLYN
SUNDAY – MAY 6, 2017
START TIME: 12 NOON— meet at the Lafayette Avenue station (C train) at Fulton Street and South Portland Avenue under the Biggie Smalls mural, 12 noon
Fort Greene is named for a fort built in 1776 at what is now the park’s central summit by General Nathanael Greene(1742-1786). The fort, originally named Ft. Putnam, aided in George Washington’s retreat after his defeat in the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776, and was reactivated during 1812 when a British attack was anticipated.
We will take a look at the famed Prison Ship Monument, as well as some of the area’s famed edifices such as One Hanson, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn Tech, and some leftover buildings from the farm era.
• Locations subject to change.
• All tours run approximately 2 to 2-and-a-half hours unless noted.
• MTA train schedules on weekends, as well as tour dates, are subject to change.
• All tours cost $15 for Greater Astoria Historical Society members,
$20 for non-members.
This program is supported by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society and the surrounding communities of Long Island City.