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Big Apple Forts

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Q: How many military forts does New York City have? A: More than you probably think. There are the obvious ones?Fort Jay on Governor's Island, Fort Wood on Liberty Island?but there are also more than a dozen lesser known historic forts scattered throughout the five boroughs, like Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island. It dates to the 1660s, and it was the longest continually-manned military installation in the country. [Untapped NY]