Fort Greene is a neighborhood that embraces its economic and racial diversity with a fierce and loyal local pride. Stretching from Flushing Avenue to Atlantic Avenue, between Ashland Place and Clermont Avenue, the atmosphere in Fort Greene is vibrant, laidback and welcoming. Thanks to the BAM cultural district, the neighborhood is also earning a much-deserved reputation as Brooklyn's cultural capital.
Real estate in the neighborhood runs the gamut from non-descript aluminum clad row houses to classic brownstones to grand mansions surrounding centrally located Fort Greene Park. A tremendous number of new development condo and rental buildings are cropping up in the region, especially along the BAM cultural district and Atlantic Yards areas.
While lower Fort Greene benefits from the multiple train lines at Atlantic Terminal, subway service is notably absent in the northwest portion of the neighborhood.
BAM has operated at its current location for more than 100 years. Today, the multi-arts institution anchors a cultural district that's earning worthy comparisons to Manhattan's Lincoln Center.
Atlantic Terminal Mall and Atlantic Center provide shoppers access to dozens of stores set conveniently adjacent to the Atlantic Terminal transportation hub offering subway and LIRR access.
Designated in 1847, Fort Greene Park was Brooklyn's first park. Inspired by Walt Whitman, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, and acting as a catalyst for Prospect Park, the 30-acre space has a pedigree to match its good looks.
Head to Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School on Saturdays to enjoy a big dose of hipster heaven at the Fort Greene edition of the Brooklyn Flea.