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"Oh, whatever, just another monument, even though it's a very cool nautical one in a nice park," you might be saying. But no! As a tourist spot, the Prison Ship Martyrs' monument in Fort Greene park is totally multifaceted. Besides housing a crypt and serving as tribute to 11,500 American prisoners of war who died aboard British ships during the Revolutionary War, it is also a good place to eat a picnic of expensive, highly local, always delicious groceries from the nearby Greene Grape, and to watch some hyper-intense Brooklyn parents tend to their hyper-intense Brooklyn children in their natural habitat. I'm sure there will be some chill families and fancy dogs, as well. Many memorable Brooklyn
cliches staples can be checked off the list here.