Check out Fort Greene!

ADVENTURES IN FORT GREEN

“A dynamic and well-rounded Brooklyn neighborhood. Once predominantly black, it now touches just about every corner of the race-income matrix, including a large black middle and upper-middle class. Much of the neighborhood is in a historic district, and its homes, especially in Clinton Hill, are often majestic. The Pratt Institute gives it some gravity as an artistic center. Its crime and public-school rankings remain below average, however, which is why it’s still cheaper to live here than next door in Boerum Hill or Park Slope.”

  • # of trees: 3425
  • Although brownstones are prevalent throughout the area, potential residents are often charmed by 19th century mint-condition Italianate, Greek Revival, Romanesque and Renaissance row houses that remain.
  • Residents enjoy weekend flea market excursions, purchasing produce from the local farmer’s market, or going for a peaceful stroll in Fort Greene Park

Cheap Eats:

  • 67 Burger- 67 Layfayette ave at Fulton st
  • Bittersweet- coffee/ice cream. 180 dekalb ave, nr. Carlton Ave

Fort Green Park- 30.17 Acre NYC Park,

  • Originally the site of forts built for the revolutionary war and war of 1812.
  • Brooklyn’s first designated park
  • Formerly Washington Park, named 1897 after a redesign (General Nathanael Greene, he aided GW during Battle of Long Island in 1776)

Features:

  • Basketball
  • Playgrounds
  • Tennis courts

Also home to…

  • Brooklyn academy of music
  • Brooklyn music school
  • Museum of contemporary african diasporan arts (MoCADA)

How to get there:

  • Estimated travel time: 20-30 min
  • Walk to 14th St, Union Square
  • Take Q train toward Coney Island-Stillwell Av
  • Walk East beyond Long Island University buildings (approx 5 blocks)
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