Posts Tagged ‘fort greene park’


Becoming Fort Greene

October 19, 2007

From the July 3, 1896 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle:

The Society of Old Brooklynites met in the hall of records last night.  The principal business of the meeting was to indorse [sic] the movement of the Daughters of the Revolution to have the common council change the name of Washington park to Fort Greene. 

See the article in its original format at the following link:
Want it Called Fort Greene (courtesy of the Brooklyn Public Library)


Fort Greene Around the Webosphere

October 15, 2007

*Long-time Fort Greene Residents Bemoan Changing Face of the Hood (Brooklyn Paper)
*Protesters Rally Against Luxury Housing in Downtown Brooklyn (NY Post)
*Parks Department Can’t Find $300K for Fort Greene Park (Brooklyn Paper)
*Fort Greene/Clinton Hill Town Hall Meeting to End the War (Brooklyn for Peace via Brownstoner)
*Fort Greene Real Estate Still at All Time Highs (NY Times)
*Will the Atlantic Yards be a Terror Risk? (Gothamist)


Tuesday Links

October 2, 2007

Some worthy links on a Tuesday afternoon:


Four Times around the Tennis Courts = 1 Mile

September 27, 2007

I just came across this map of Fort Greene Park that will help runners gauge the distance of their park runs (click map for larger version):