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Fort Greene

Entrance to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Tree-Lined Streets of Brownstones and Brooklyn's Finest Cultural Institution

When people talk about brownstone Brooklyn, this is what they mean. Fort Greene's preserved (and in recent years, restored) homes make for walkable a history lesson Brooklyn architecture, and you can end the day at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, culturing New Yorkers since the mid-1800s.

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At a Glance

  • Green space: Fort Greene Park opened in 1847 as Brooklyn's first designated park.
  • To market: The flagship location of the Brooklyn Flea — a vintage, craft and food bazaar that's spawned several satellite markets in the borough — is in Fort Greene.
  • High top: The Williamsburgh Savings Bank tower, at One Hanson Place, was the tallest building in Brooklyn between 1929 and 2009.

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About Fort Greene

The bucolic blocks of Fort Greene make this neighborhood a picture-perfect example of brownstone Brooklyn. The peaceful streets, with historic architecture and canopies of trees, center on Fort Greene Park. The green and hilly park is a popular destination for dog owners, local residents and visitors. Gentrification has set in — home prices are sky-high and upscale wine shops, cafés and restaurants line the main drags of Dekalb and Myrtle Avenues. However, the neighborhood retains a strong Read More [+]

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