The stupendous portal to Prospect Park, where Flatbush Ave meets the start of Eastern Pkwy, is a formal curve made by visionary fashioner Calvert Vaux. Today part of a roundabout, it’s somewhat expelled from the recreation center yet the 1890s-fabricated curve, officially known as the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, is a photogenic dedication to Union warriors who battled in the Civil War.
The Quadriga (1898), the monstrous model that lays on the head of the opening, portrays Lady Columbia (a humanized portrayal of the US) joined by two winged figures of Victory. On the north end is a little failure of John F Kennedy, the city’s just official landmark to the late President.
A Greenmarket is held here on Saturdays all year, and food trucks can as often as possible be found here too.