Fort Greene, one of the most eclectic areas of Brooklyn and New York City, strikes the perfect balance between vintage charm and modern lifestyle options. All of the necessities including an array of subway lines (including the 2,3,4,5,A,B,C,D,G,N,Q,R,LIRR) and big box retail are only a few blocks away. The local amenities you want such as parks, architecture, fashion-forward stores and a vibrant community are on your doorstep, and the things you can’t get anywhere else such as B.A.M. and Barclays Center are just around the corner. The best of Fort Greene is right at your fingertips.
An American Revolutionary era fort is built under the supervision of General Nathanael Greene, a war hero who assisted George Washington during the Battle of Long Island, and from whom Fort Greene derives its name.
Walt Whitman, a notable Fort Greene resident, urges the city to establish a neighborhood park, Brooklyn’s first. Fort Greene Park was designed by Frederick Law Olmstead & Calvert Vaux, the designers of Central Park.
Fort Greene becomes a true cultural destination, most notably through the construction of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) in 1908. Poets, artists, and writers flock to the neighborhood.
Fort Greene is designated a Historical District by NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.
Fort Greene sees a huge influx of residents and businesses as the center of the New Brooklyn. Barclay's Center & the Brooklyn Nets, innumerable museums, galleries, theaters, and education centers.