Fort Greene

Home to the newly constructed Barclay’s Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the renowned Atlantic Center, Fort Greene is truly the heart of Brooklyn. As a designated historic district in New York City, and conveniently located just minutes from lower Manhattan, Fort Greene is a neighborhood you shouldn’t avoid exploring featuring beautiful Italiante architecture with tree lined streets and brownstones that remind you of the Cosby Show. Not only is there plenty of history within the neighborhood that gives it a special energy, there is the beauty that is Fort Greene Park available for you to discover at your leisure.  Bounded by Atlantic Avenue to the south, Vanderbilt Avenue to the east, Flushing Avenue to the north, and Flatbush Avenue to the west, the neighborhood is centrally located to a number of different public transportation options. The Dekalb Avenue stop offers the B, D, N, Q, R trains, while the 2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R and LIRR trains are all available at Atlantic Avenue – Barclay’s Center. The A and C trains can be found at Lafayette Ave and the crosstown G train is available at Fulton Street. Once home to many a musicians, artists, actors, athletes, writers, politicians, directors, and producers, there is no lack of creative diversity in Fort Greene to feed off of. The New York Times refers to the neighborhood as “a truly racially and economically diverse neighborhood.” Not to mention, the food options are becoming difficult to chose from as there are so many! Restaurants like Walter’s on Dekalb Avenue offer some of the best there is to offer in culinary, and they happen to be directly across the street from the entrance of Fort Greene Park so you don’t have to feel guilty about your meal because there is a perfect opportunity to walk it off.

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