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pay attention

Grand Army Plaza, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux (of Prospect Park and Central Park fame), is an 11-acre oval at the entrance to Prospect Park. The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch, Brooklyn’s own Arc de Triomphe, sits at the top of the plaza. The other stand-out feature of the area is the outrageous traffic and confusing signage. Drivers have been complaining about it as long as cars have been popular, going on 100 years. Pedestrians, similarly challenged, have to deal with ill-timed lights and distracted drivers. When you can’t avoid the area, be alert and don’t assume anyone is following the posted directions.

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