Fort Greene

Fort Greene has long played an important role in Brooklyn’s artistic and cultural movement.

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Fort Greene: Where History Meets Creativity in Brooklyn

 

Welcome to Fort Greene

Nestled in the heart of Brooklyn, Fort Greene is a neighborhood rich in history, cultural diversity, and artistic expression. With its tree-lined streets, historic brownstones, and vibrant community spirit, Fort Greene offers a unique blend of past and present. Join us as we explore the highlights of this dynamic Brooklyn enclave.

Getting There

Fort Greene is easily accessible by subway, with the Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Center hub serving multiple lines (2/3, 4/5, B/D, N/Q/R). The neighborhood's central location makes it a convenient destination for both locals and visitors.

Fort Greene Park: A Green Oasis

At the heart of the neighborhood lies Fort Greene Park, a sprawling green oasis designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The park provides a peaceful retreat with open lawns, historic monuments, and a vibrant community garden. It's an ideal spot for picnics, outdoor activities, and cultural events.

Historic Brownstones and Architecture

Fort Greene boasts a wealth of historic brownstone architecture, reflecting its 19th-century roots. Wander through the tree-lined streets to admire the well-preserved homes and landmarked buildings, such as the Queen Anne-style mansion known as the Pratt Mansion.

Cultural Hub: BAM and BRIC

Fort Greene is a cultural epicenter, anchored by the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and BRIC Arts | Media House. BAM offers a diverse range of performances, from theater and dance to film and music. BRIC showcases contemporary art exhibitions, performances, and media programs, contributing to the neighborhood's creative energy.

Myrtle Avenue: Dining and Shopping

Myrtle Avenue is a lively thoroughfare brimming with diverse dining options, boutiques, and local businesses. Explore the eclectic mix of eateries, including the beloved pizza spot Speedy Romeo, and discover unique finds at the independent shops along Myrtle Avenue.

Fulton Street: Historic Charm

Fulton Street, another main corridor, exudes historic charm with its brownstones, local businesses, and historic architecture. Enjoy a coffee at one of the local cafes, browse the independent bookstores, and soak in the neighborhood's unique atmosphere.

Commodore Barry Park and Cultural Events

Commodore Barry Park is another green gem in Fort Greene, hosting community events, festivals, and concerts. The park's expansive space provides a dynamic setting for gatherings that celebrate the neighborhood's cultural diversity.

Community Engagement

Fort Greene residents actively engage in community initiatives, and the Fort Greene Association plays a vital role in preserving the neighborhood's character. Community events, such as the Fort Greene Music Festival and local farmers' markets, bring residents together in celebration.

Pratt Institute: Educational Hub

Fort Greene is home to the Pratt Institute, a prestigious art and design school. The campus contributes to the neighborhood's creative atmosphere, and the Pratt Sculpture Park is a public art space that enriches the community with contemporary works.

Final Thoughts

Fort Greene invites you to explore its historic streets, embrace its artistic energy, and become part of a community that values diversity and creativity. Whether enjoying the cultural offerings, relaxing in the green spaces, or savoring the local cuisine, Fort Greene showcases the essence of Brooklyn's vibrant and ever-evolving spirit.

 
 
 

Around Fort Greene, NY

There's plenty to do around Fort Greene, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

96
Walker's Paradise
Walking Score
79
Very Bikeable
Bike Score
100
Rider's Paradise
Transit Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Taqueria Gardenias, Allen Edmonds, and Flavia Bruni Be Bella Pilates.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.26 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 2.58 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.61 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.67 miles 11 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.84 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.84 miles 16 reviews 5/5 stars

Overview for Fort Greene, NY

29,002 people live in Fort Greene, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $61,085. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

29,002

Total Population

34 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$61,085

Average individual Income

Schools in Fort Greene, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Fort Greene. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Ps 46 Edward C Blum
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Middle School 113 Ronald Edmonds Learning Center
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
1/5
Greene Hill School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Academy Of Arts And Letters
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
5/5
Ps 20 Clinton Hill
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
Fort Green Preparatory Academy
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Compass Charter School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
4/5
Ps 67 Charles A Dorsey
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Dr Susan S McKinney Secondary School Of The Arts
PUBLIC
6th - 12th
No rating available
Community Roots Charter School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
4/5
Science Language & Arts
PRIVATE
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Brooklyn Technical High School
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
5/5
Success Academy Charter School-Fort Greene
PUBLIC
K - 4th
5/5

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