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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 Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 596-6826
http://www.prospectbk.com/
Habana Outpost 757 Fulton Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(347) 858-9500
http://habanaoutpost.com/
Olea 171 Lafayette Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11238
(718) 643-7003
http://www.oleabrooklyn.com/
Walter’s 166 DeKalb Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 488-7800
http://walterfoods.com/walters/
Martha 84 DeKalb Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 576-3584
http://www.marthabrooklyn.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 Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 623-7811
http://www.bam.org/visit
The Great Georgiana 248 Dekalb Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 362-7569
http://www.thegreatgeorgiana.com/
Berlyn 25 Lafayette Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 222-5800
http://www.berlynrestaurant.com/
Brooklyn Public House 247 Dekalb Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 227-8976
http://www.brooklynpublic.com/
Red Lantern Bicycles 345 Myrtle Avenue,
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 Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11205
(718) 965-8900
http://www.fortgreenepark.org/
Brooklyn Academy of Music 30 Lafayette Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 636-4100
http://www.bam.org/
Mark Morris Dance Center 3 Lafayette Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 624-8400
http://markmorrisdancegroup.org/dance-center
BRIC Arts 647 Fulton Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 855-7882
http://www.bricartsmedia.org/
UrbanGlass 647 Fulton Street #1,
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(917) 625-3685
https://www.urbanglass.org/

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