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Encyclopedia > Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn
The park stip between the shore road and Narrows
The park stip between the shore road and Narrows

Fort Hamilton is a neighborhood in the far southwestern corner of the New York City borough of Brooklyn,. It is located south of Bay Ridge and is often considered part of Bay Ridge. The area stretches from 86th Street as its northern border to 101st Street/the Narrows at the south; it is bounded by New York Bay on the west, and 7th Avenue on the east. The neighborhood is named for the United States Army installation of the same name. Image File history File links FtHamiltonPk. ... Image File history File links FtHamiltonPk. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... The Five Boroughs of New York City: 1: Manhattan 2: Brooklyn 3: Queens 4: Bronx 5: Staten Island In New York City, a borough is a unique form of government used to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city; it differs significantly from other borough forms of... A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... New York Harbor, as seen in a TERRA satellite image. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Notable locations include the St. John's Episcopal Church on Fort Hamilton Parkway, St. Patrick's Church on 4th Avenue, and John Paul Jones Park at 4th Avenue and 101st Street. There are also a handful of houses dating from the 19th Century.


Educational institutions include P.S. 104K (called the Fort Hamilton School), Fort Hamilton High School (actually located at 83rd Street), and Poly Prep Country Day School. Fort Hamilton High School has stood overlooking the Narrows and Lower New York Bay since 1941. ...


The area is served by the BMT Fourth Avenue Line (R service) of the New York City Subway at 86th Street and 95th Street. The BMT Fourth Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the BMT division of the New York City Subway. ... Current and former R services The R Broadway Local is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The New York City Subway system, a large rapid transit system operated by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York City, is one of the most extensive public transportation systems in the world. ... 86th Street is a subway station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. ... 95th Street (commonly referred to as Bay Ridge–95th Street, and historically as 95th Street–Fort Hamilton) is the southern terminal station on the BMT Fourth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. ...


Fort Hamilton is where the Brooklyn end of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge terminates, with the entrance/exit on 92nd Street. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is a double-decked suspension bridge that connects the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn in New York City at the Narrows, the reach connecting the relatively protected upper bay with the larger lower bay. ...


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Bordered by Atlantic Avenue on the north, Hicks Street to the west, Smith Street on the east and Degraw Street to the south, Cobble Hill sits adjacent to Boerum Hill and Brooklyn Heights with Carroll Gardens to the south. ... Image of Coney Island, located in the middle left of the picture, taken by NASA. The peninsula to the right is Rockaway, Queens. ... Crown Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn in New York City. ... Ditmas Park is one of three Flatbush neighbourhoods which has been officially designated a Historic District. ... Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River Metro Tech is a business center in Downtown Brooklyn Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. ... 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