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About the Neighborhood


As a New York City designated Historic District, it’s no surprise that Fort Greene boasts beautifully preserved architecture. Throughout this neighborhood, you’ll find several types of architecture that maintain their historical integrity from small, sophisticated housing units to large iconic buildings like the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, which was the tallest building in Brooklyn for over 8 decades.

Fort Greene is bounded by Park and Flushing Avenues to the north, Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue to the south, Flatbush Avenue to the west and Vanderbilt Avenue to the east. This neighborhood derives its name from a strategic fort built during the American Revolutionary War, which was held under the supervision of Nathanael Greene. He fought with Washington during the Battle of Long Island and gained notoriety, thus coining the names for both the neighborhood and Fort Greene Park, which is considered to be Brooklyn’s first park.

Transportation


Fort Greene is served by just about every major subway line, with major stops at DeKalb Avenue (B, D, N, Q, R trains ) Lafayette Avenue (A and C trains), Fulton Street (G trains) and the Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (2, 3, 4 5, B, D, N, Q, R trains). Here, you’ll also find the Atlantic Terminal, with connections to major train routes, including the LIRR. Citi Bike and Zipcar stations and major bus routes, also serve this neighborhood.

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Restaurants


Known for its diverse restaurant scene - from fine dining to food trucks, Fort Greene has it all. DeKalb Avenue, in particular, is the place to go for a culinary adventure. 

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Prospect 773 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.596.6826
http://www.prospectbk.com/
Habana Outpost 757 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.858.9500
http://habanaoutpost.com/
Olea 171 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
718.643.7003
http://www.oleabrooklyn.com/
Walter’s 166 DeKalb Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.488.7800
http://walterfoods.com/walters/
Miss Ada 184 DeKalb Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205
917.909.1023
https://www.missadanyc.com/

Nightlife


Nightlife in Fort Greene does not disappoint. Choose from an array of unique bars, lounges, and restaurants and enjoy some live music while your out. 

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Bam Café 30 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.623.7811
http://www.bam.org/visit
Mullane's Bar & Grill 71 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.797.7606
http://mullanesbrooklyn.com/
Bar Paulette 136 Dekalb Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.852.8582
http://cafepaulette.com/
Brooklyn Public House 247 Dekalb Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205
718.227.8976
http://www.brooklynpublic.com/
Red Lantern Bicycles 345 Myrtle Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11205
347.889.5338
http://www.redlanternbicycles.com/

Entertainment


Fort Greene's rich history and its modern day art scene make for some great weekend activities for people of all ages. 
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Fort Greene Park Washington Park & St Edward St.
Brooklyn, NY 11205
718.965.8900
http://www.fortgreenepark.org/
Brooklyn Academy of Music 30 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.636.4100
http://www.bam.org/
Mark Morris Dance Center 3 Lafayette Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.624.8400
http://markmorrisdancegroup.org/dance-center
BRIC Arts 647 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
718.855.7882
http://www.bricartsmedia.org/
UrbanGlass 647 Fulton St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
917.625.3685
https://www.urbanglass.org/

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