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A diverse neighborhood with a rich cultural landscape.
Studio / 1 BR
66% Complete
2,790
2 Bedrooms
92% Complete
3,850
3 Bedrooms
90% Complete
3,784
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
4,200

Good For
  • Families
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students

 

What's around
  • 27 Fitness options
  • 125 Shops
  • 134 Restaurants
  • 23 Grocery stores/markets
  • 6 Banks
  • 21 Nightlife options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Fort Greene has an average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for New York City.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Fort Greene LIKE?

Fort Greene is a racially and economically diverse neighborhood in Brooklyn that imbues its residents with a strong sense of pride and community - some people claim it's the best place they've ever lived. This historic area, once the setting for a Revolutionary War battle, is known for its beautiful brownstones and row houses. The beautiful architecture extends to several landmark buildings, including the Masonic Temple, a church, and the old Williamsburg Savings Bank, which at one point was the tallest building in the city and is now condos.

Fort Greene doesn't have a party atmosphere, but it does have dozens of restaurants with a range of cuisines, and a number of laidback bars and lounges.

The neighborhood also has a vibrant cultural scene. The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM for short) hosts plays and musical acts; the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts (MoCADA) features art exhibitions and programming throughout the year; and the Greenlight Bookstore has visiting authors and events nearly every week. There are many other performing spaces as well. The area around BAM has been designated a cultural district and new development will establish workshop space, theaters, and mixed-income housing.

The Fort Greene Park has 30 acres of walking/running paths, playgrounds, picnic and barbecue areas, tennis and basketball courts, and dog runs, as well as a monument to the 11,500 Americans who perished nearby while prisoners of the British during the Revolutionary War.

Fort Greene is bordered on the north by the Brooklyn Navy Yard, on the east by Clinton Hill, on the south by Prospect Heights and Park Slope, and on the west by Boerum Hill and Downtown Brooklyn.

 

Commute:
Wall Street: 3.2 miles / 15-30 minutes by car / 25 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 8 miles / 30-60 minutes by car / 35-40 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 9.5 miles / 30-55 minutes by car / 45-50 minutes by transit
Downtown Brooklyn: 1 mile / 5-15 minutes by car / 15 minutes by transit / 15 minutes by foot

Fort Greene New York City Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Fort Greene LOCAL schools

6-8 GRADES
Ms 113 Ronald Edmonds Learning Center
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.14 mi
K-1 GRADES
Compass Charter School
Parent Rating:
Type:Charter
Distance:0.14 mi
9-12 GRADES
Brooklyn Technical High School
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.14 mi
PK-5 GRADES
Ps 20 Clinton Hill
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.20 mi
K-4, 6-8 GRADES
Urban Assembly Academy Of Arts And Letters
Parent Rating:
Type:Public
Distance:0.20 mi

 

Local Flavor   Fort Greene Local Flavor

Habana Outpost
Habana Outpost 757 FULTON ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11217 MAP
http://www.habanaoutpost.com

This local favorite serves traditional Mexican and Cuban cuisine and is a gathering space for families, artists, and kids.

BAM
BAM 30 LAFAYETTE AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11217 MAP
http://www.bam.org

BAM is a multi-arts center with programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and showcasing the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.

Olea
Olea 171 LAFAYETTE AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11238 MAP
http://www.oleabrooklyn.com

Mediterranean-style restaurant with inspirations from Spain, Greece, and Italy.

Greenlight Bookstore
Greenlight Bookstore 686 FULTON ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11217 MAP
http://www.greenlightbookstore.com

This independently-owned bookstore has become a community gem and hosts frequent book launches and author discussions.

Madiba Restaurant
Madiba Restaurant 195 DEKALB AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11205 MAP
http://www.madibarestaurant.com

Brings the home cooking of South African kitchens to New York tables, from Portuguese spice to Indian Curries and African legumes.

Walter's
Walter's 166 DEKALB AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11217 MAP
http://walterfoods.com/walters

Hipster-friendly American eatery, spun off from the Williamsburg original.

Red Lantern Bicycles
Red Lantern Bicycles 345 MYRTLE AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11205 MAP
http://www.redlanternbicycles.com

The quintessential Brooklyn business: part bike shop, part coffee shop.

67 Burger
67 Burger 67 LAFAYETTE AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11217 MAP
http://67burger.com

Local burger joint with heart. Get unpretentious, perfectly-cooked food, made with the best ingredients, at a reasonable price.

Masonic Temple
Masonic Temple 317 CLERMONT AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11205 MAP
http://brooklynmasonictempleny.com

This architectural masterpiece has been here for over a century. 

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