Check out 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
- 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)
- 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)