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This Sunday: Battle Of Brooklyn Turns 234 – Gothamist Source: gothamist.com Every year the Battle of Brooklyn is recreated at Green-Wood Cemetery, and this year that’s happening this Sunday! (If you spot any re-enactors, send us your photos!) Here’s our recap of what exactly went down back in 1776; it was the first major battle of the American Revolutionary War. 234 years ago today George Washington’s troops tried to hold off the British in the first battle of the U.S. Revolutionary War — just outside my window.