Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn
Fort Hamilton is a neighborhood in the far southwestern corner of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It is located south of, and often considered part of, Bay Ridge. The area stretches from around 90th Street as its northern border to 101st Street 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, which bears the name of Alexander Hamilton. Fort Hamilton is patrolled by the NYPD's 68th precinct.
Notable locations include the St. John's Episcopal Church on Fort Hamilton Parkway, St. Patrick's Church on 4th Avenue, and Fort Hamilton Memorial Park at 4th Avenue and 101st Street. There are also a handful of houses dating back to the 19th century.
Fort Hamilton is served by the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) Fort Hamilton branch. The current branch's predecessor was founded over 100 years ago. It became a part of the BPL system in 1901 and moved to its current location in 1905. Since then it has gone through numerous renovations. The most recent renovation was completed in March 2011, with a ribbon cutting ceremony held on April 11, 2011.
The area is served by the BMT Fourth Avenue Line (R service) of the New York City Subway at Bay Ridge Avenue, 77th Street, 86th Street and Bay Ridge – 95th Street. It is also served by numerous New York City Bus routes from Brooklyn and Staten Island.
Fort Hamilton is where the Brooklyn end of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge terminates, with the entrance/exit on 92nd Street.
- Robert E. Lee, Confederate General, once stationed at Fort Hamilton
- Stonewall Jackson, Confederate General, once stationed at Fort Hamilton
- Lillian Russell, operetta singer and vaudeville actress
- Brandon Silvestry, professional wrestler better know by his ring name, Low Ki.
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