The Fort Greene Park Conservancy works to repair and restore historic Fort Greene Park. Last year was the centennial of the Fort Greene Prison Ship Martyrs Monument, one of the most prominent features of the park - an event marking that occasion last fall was one of the first tours that Urban Oyster ever gave, and we look forward to working with the Conservancy and its members in the future. The Martyrs Monument commemorates the more than 11,000 people who died aboard British prison ships moored in New York harbor during the Revolutionary War. One of the most notorious of these ships was the Prison Ship Jersey, which was moored in Wallabout Bay, the current site of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. You can learn more about the Fort Greene Park Conservancy at their website, and we encourage people to visit the Martyrs Monument.
Of course, tours would not be possible if it weren't for the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation initiating them and forming a partnership with the Brooklyn Historical Society, who brought us on board to manage the tours.