Neighborhood Guides

Fort Greene

Family-friendly and ethnically diverse, Fort Greene is a cultural hub and a neighborhood with a strong sense of community and local pride.

At a Glance

With bustling flea markets, a world-renowned performance space, trendy boutiques, fabulous restaurants and a rich literary and artistic tradition, Fort Greene attracts residents looking for a slower pace of living without sacrificing the vibrancy of urban life. Historic brownstones and row houses make up most of the majority of the available real estate and it's common to find neighbors catching up on their stoops and kids playing on the neighborhood's quiet streets. Intense Brooklyn pride is in evidence on the main drag of Fulton Street, where a Notorious B.I.G. quote is painted on the side of a prominent building – “Spread love it’s the Brooklyn way."


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The Mood

Despite its serene and quiet leafy streets, Fort Greene has a youthful vibrancy.

Heart of the Neighborhood

The Brooklyn Academy of Music puts on top-notch, wildly innovative and diverse arts programming year-round.

Neighborhood Quirk

Writers love Fort Greene in a big way. Residents have included Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, Jhumpa Lahiri and others.

Best Perk

No neighborhood has a richer or more authentic cultural scene than Fort Greene. There's always something to do or see.

Biggest Downside

Real estate is highly coveted and as a result, pricey. If you've got your eye on a townhouse, expect to pay upwards of $4M.

By the Numbers

Much of Fort Greene's housing stock is comprised of brownstones, which can command upwards of $4M. Rentals tend to be in walk-ups as there are few large apartment buildings in the area.

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Food & Drink

Fort Greene is slowly becoming a destination for New York foodies, as locally sourced and critically acclaimed restaurants make the neighborhood home.


American (New), Cocktail Bars

Spiffed-up gastropub fare for fairly reasonable prices. And a killer brunch.

Lulu & Po

Seasonal and creative food, delicious and unexpected cocktails. Cash-only and tiny, but worth every penny.


Breakfast & Brunch, Mediterranean

A Pan-Mediterranean taverna and raw bar in easy walking distance from BAM. Famous for its tapas.

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