Brooklyn always does things a little differently. In this case, it’s the only borough to feature gores—small triangular parks—and use that word on park signs. Three still exist.
The word, the Parks Department tells us, is derived from “gara,” an Old English term for corner.
True to its name, Cuyler Gore is a little triangle of green at Fulton and Cumberland Streets and Greene Avenue in Fort Greene.
At Bedford Avenue and Bergen Street in Crown Heights is Grant Gore, featuring a giant statue of General Grant.
And East Williamsburg’s Memorial Gore, honoring World War I soldiers, lies at the junction of Maspeth, Bushwick, and Metropolitan Avenues.