National Geographic : 1939 Apr
IMAGINE WASHINGTON'S FEELINGS, COULD HE SEE NEW YORK'S SKYLINE AS IT APPEARS NOW FROM THE SITE OF HIS BROOKLYN HEADQUARTERS IN 1776! The stone in the middle foreground marks the location of "Four Chimneys," the house that quartered General Washington during the Battle ofLong Island, which was fought near by. Here a war council was held August 29, 1776, when it was decided to withdraw the American Army from Long Island. Today Brooklyn people enjoy sitting at the foot of Montague Street and watching East River boats steam by.