At one point, Fort Greene was a large spawning point for Brooklyn Hip-Hop culture with musical artists like Mos Def and Talib Kweli, and famous film director Spike Lee residing in the area.
Named after a Revolutionary War era fort built in the area, Fort Greene is now a sprawling community that has something to offer to everybody. Shopping in the area varies from small boutiques to chain stores at Fulton and Atlantic Malls. Several popular cafes and restaurants in Fort Greene offer diverse dining options. Fort Greene Park provides residents with access to a green space with playgrounds, tennis courts, and meadows.
Brooklyn Technical High School, one of New York City’s premier public high schools, is a landmark in Fort Greene. The Brooklyn Academy of Music is located in the area and adds to the cultural influence of the neighborhood. Fort Greene is a historic but lively community in Brooklyn with an inviting feel for all residents.
Tips From The Locals
Spend a couple of hours at…Brooklyn Flea. Vendors offer antique and repurposed furniture, vintage clothing as well as crafts by local artists and designers.
Care to dance or play tennis…Mark Morris Dance Group can be seen on stage at Lincoln Center but take dance classes in their dance center based in Fort Greene since 1998 or swing the racket in Fort Green Park voted best tennis court in New York in 2013 by Village Voice.
I am always happy to discuss what is going on in the neighborhood: What is your favorite spot/activity in your neighborhood? Where to find the best pizza? How to spend the perfect day in your area? I look forward to hearing your inspirational take on your neighborhood by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.