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Fort Greene Neighborhood Guide

The precise boundaries of Fort Greene are open to local debate, but the more expansive view is that the East to West boundaries are Clermont Avenue to Flatbush Avenue, and the North to South boundaries are Flushing Avenue to Atlantic Avenue. Some local residents consider Fort Greene to be smaller by about 2 blocks in all directions. It lies at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge in northwestern Brooklyn.

Fort Greene is an ethnically diverse and accessible neighborhood anchored by its namesake, Fort Greene Park and proud of its designation as an historic district. It cherishes its rich history while embracing everything new that finds its way to New York, including cultural institutions, a thriving entertainment scene, and plenty of restaurants and clubs. Wander the brownstone-lined streets and hilly park, shop at the Saturday Farmer’s Market, and enjoy great views of Manhattan. It’s easy to explore the rest of NYC from this location, since there are multiple public transportation options.

Stay in Fort Greene if:

  • You like historic areas.
  • You like diverse menus – eat your way around the globe in Fort Greene.
  • You’d like to see plays and other performances without going to Broadway.

Fort Greene Highlights

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music – Performing arts venue known for progressive and avant-garde performances.
  • BRIC Arts Media House – Local Artist exhibitions and performances.
  • Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA)
  • Fort Greene Park
    • Sprawling 30 acres
    • Brooklyn Flea – Outdoor market
    • Special events all summer, from plays to workshops
    • Historic monuments
    • Basketball and Tennis Courts
  • DeKalb and Myrtle Avenues – casual food, hip bars and indie shops.
  • South Oxford St. between Lafayette and DeKalb Avenues – Best brownstones.
  • Greenlight Bookstore
  • Architecture – Brooklyn Masonic Temple and Queen of All Saints Church on Lafayette Ave.
  • Habana Outpost – 1st solar-powered restaurant and market in NYC. A gathering spot.
  • Black Iris – Quaint Mediterranean restaurant – BYOB

Places to Stay

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