Grand Army Plaza
Hours | Directions
Grand Army Plaza provides the grandest of park entryways in New York City’s answer to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Conceived as a memorial to the defenders of the Union in the Civil War, the elaborately carved Arch is also a base for a series of inspired bronze sculpture groupings that soar over the Plaza. On the ground, bold statues surround the massive arch, including a noted bust of President John F. Kennedy, and the mythical tableau atop the famous Bailey Fountain.
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The Plaza is also the site of the second-largest open air Greenmarket in New York City. Every Saturday, you’ll find over 600 varieties of farm-fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, and more.
Click here to learn about the history of Grand Army Plaza.
Grand Army Plaza is formed by the intersection of Flatbush Avenue, Eastern Parkway, Prospect Park West and other streets.
By Public Transportation: MTA Maps
• 2 or 3 Train to Grand Army Plaza station
• Q or B Train to 7th Avenue station
• B41Bus along Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza
• B69 Bus to Grand Army Plaza
From Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges: Take Flatbush Avenue to Grand Army Plaza.
From Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: Exit at Tillary Street exit and turn left onto Flatbush Avenue. Follow to Grand Army Plaza.
Greenmarket is held year-round near the Arch on Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.