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.
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.
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.
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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