- Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn
Fort Hamilton is a neighborhood in the far southwestern corner of the
New York Cityborough of Brooklyn. It is located south of, and often considered part of, Bay Ridge. The area stretches from 86th Street as its northern border to 101st Street/ the Narrowsat the south; it is bounded by New York Bayon the west, and 7th Avenue on the east. The neighborhood is named for the United States Armyinstallation of the same name.
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 [http://schools.nyc.gov/OurSchools/Region7/K104/default.htm?searchType=school P.S. 104K] (called the Fort Hamilton School),
Fort Hamilton High School(on 83rd Street).
The area is served by the
BMT Fourth Avenue Line(NYCS Fourth far south service) of the New York City Subwayat 86th Street and 95th Street.
Fort Hamilton is where the Brooklyn end of the
Verrazano-Narrows Bridgeterminates, with the entrance/exit on 92nd Street.
Stonewall Jackson, Confederate General
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Brandon Silvestry, professional wrestlerbetter know by his ring name, Low Ki.
* [http://www.hamilton.army.mil/ Fort Hamilton, US Army Garrison]
* [http://www.forgotten-ny.com/STREET%20SCENES/bayridge/bayridge.html Forgotten New York: Bay Ridge]
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