Albee Square

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Coordinates: 40°41′28″N 73°59′07″W / 40.691°N 73.9854°W / 40.691; -73.9854 Albee Square is a public plaza in Downtown Brooklyn, New York City.[1] The plaza is located at the intersection of Fulton Street, DeKalb Avenue, and Albee Square West.[2] It is named after Edward Franklin Albee II who was the owner of several area theaters during the 1800s. Albee Square was a theater until 1977 when it was replaced by the Albee Square Mall,[3] which was subsequently demolished for new development in 2004.[4]

Albee Square West is also the name of a street that originates at Albee Square. It carries northbound traffic for one block from Fulton Street at its southern end to Willoughby Street at its northern end. At its northern end, Albee Square West becomes Gold Street, a one-way southbound street that continues north for two blocks to Myrtle Avenue. Both the mixed-use City Point development and the proposed One Willoughby Square development are located on Albee Square West.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best Earth Day 2018 activities in New York". Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b Google (November 16, 2018). "Albee Square W" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "ALBEE SQUARE, Brooklyn - Forgotten New York". forgotten-ny.com. Retrieved 2018-05-12.
  4. ^ Dean, Allison Lirish. "Albee Square: When the Mall's No Longer Home". Retrieved 11 May 2018.