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Relative bargains can still be found in the dynamic, diverse Brooklyn neighborhood of Fort Greene for those seeking NY apartments. Located within easy commuting distance of Manhattan, Fort Greene is bounded to north by Wallabout and Myrtle Avenues (and the Brooklyn Navy Yard), to the west by Flatbush Avenue (and Brooklyn Heights) to the east by Vanderbilt Avenue (and Clinton Hill), and to the south by Atlantic Avenue (and Boerum Hill & Park Slope). Many of the apartments, are with the neighborhood's large, officially-designated New York City Historic District. On elegant, tree-lined streets you'll find beautiful, well-preserved buildings from the mid-19th century, many of Italianate and Eastlake design. Fort Greene is also home to the second tallest building in Brooklyn, the clock-faced Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, as well as the controversial Atlantic Yards development project--which may or may not bring lots of contemporary housing, retail space and an NBA arena to the community. Fort Greene commuters (as well as those who love traveling around town to take advantage of all New York City has to offer) enjoy ready access to nearly all of the city's subway lines, including the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, B, D, M, N, Q, R, A, C, and G trains.
The 30-acre Fort Greene Park, designed in 1847 by the renowned duo Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux was Brooklyn's first municipal park of any kind. This greenspace gives the neighborhood recreation space with its playing fields, lawns for picnicking and relaxing, playgrounds, and running/biking paths. The Brooklyn Academy of Music, or BAM, provides Fort Greene with a world-class cultural center, with live performances of all types--theater, contemporary and classical music, dance, and/or some combination of the above, as well as movies and literary events. And if you like eating, Fort Greene delivers, with plenty of solid to truly outstanding local restaurants, including The General Greene, No. 7, and Smoke Joint.

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  • 4
  • 5
  • a
  • c
  • b
  • d
  • n
  • q
  • r
  • g


  • Brooklyn Tech Hs
  • Jhs 113 R. Edmonds Learning Ct
  • Ps 20 Clinton Hill School
  • Ps 46 Edward C. Blum School
  • Ps 753 School For Career Dvlpm
  • Second Opportunity School


  • Albert J. Parham Playground
  • Brooklyn Academy Of Music
  • Brooklyn Bears Carlton Ave Garden
  • Brooklyn Bears Rockwell Pl Garden
  • Commodore Barry Park
  • Cuyler Gore Park
  • Edmonds Playground
  • Fort Greene Park
  • Oracle Playground
  • Oxport Playground
  • South Oxford Park

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