Fort Greene Neighborhood Review

Ruth Shin
Ruth Shin

CITY

Brooklyn Fort Greene, New York

Fort Greene is a vibrant, thriving, and diverse community only about 15 minutes from the city. It lies just east of DUMBO and Downtown Brooklyn and north of Prospect Heights and Boerum Hill, which lends it a central location within North Brooklyn.

This historic district's (along with its sister neighborhood Clinton Hill) streets are tree and brownstone-lined, which offer it a beautiful and quaint neighborhood feel. It's a tight-knit community of entrepreneurs, artists, and film/TV-industry professionals, which includes people from all walks of life and different parts of the world. It's a great neighborhood for both single professionals and families alike.

Residents have access to gorgeous Fort Greene Park, Barclay's Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Bric House, a multitude of highly-rated restaurants and bars, and countless boutiques and shops.

To get to larger shopping venues is a snap, with the City Point Mall in Downtown Brooklyn, and the Atlantic Terminal Mall at the south end of the neighborhood. A Whole Foods and Apple store are premiering in the area as well as numerous stores and eateries along the Navy Yard.

Fun Fact: Originally built as Fort Putnam in 1776 under the supervision of Major General Nathanael Greene, Fort Greene is Brooklyn's oldest park designated by the city.

Restaurants in Fort Greene

Samui Restaurant

Fort Greene offers an amazing variety of cuisines from around the world such as Thai, South African, Vietnamese, Mediterranean, Indian, Mexican, and Japanese just to name a few.

Among them, you can find plenty of Zagat-rated and highly acclaimed establishments, and anything from casual to fine dining. You'll easily access many of these businesses along Myrtle Ave., Dekalb Aves., and Fulton Street. Some notables are Roman's, Miss Ada, Metta, Olea, Samui, Karasu, and the neighborhood favorite Walter's.

 

Local Buzz

Celebrities that lives in Fort Greene neighborhood

Celebrity Notes
Keri Russell Actress
Christina Ricci Actress
Uzo Aduba Actress
Wyatt Cenac Comedian Writer
Ulla Johnson Fashion Designer
Holly Hunter Actress
Jeffrey Wright Actor

Transportation

As far as transportation goes, you'll find the G, A/C line running through the neighborhood, with convenient access to major train hubs at Metrotech in Downtown Brooklyn and Atlantic Terminal. Several bus lines run through the area. Fort Greene, in addition, is very bike-friendly with numerous bike lanes as well as Citi-Bike Stations set up all over the neighborhood.

Type Notes
Subway B, Q, R, G, C, 2, 3, 4, 5 
Buses B69, B62, B57, B38

Average Rent Prices

Fort Greene streets

Fort Greene, like much of North Brooklyn, apartments are on the pricey side. Rental prices will generally be lower than those in DUMBO or Williamsburg, but higher than areas like Bed-Stuy and Bushwick. Apartment styles range anywhere from new luxury developments to charming historic brownstone apartments and enchanting garden units.

Because of the smaller size of this area compared to other neighborhoods, inventory tends to be on the lower end and residents tend to stay in the neighborhood long-term.

Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedrooms 3 Bedrooms
$2,400 $3,040 $3,980 $5,350

Public & Charter Schools

Fort Greene falls in school district 13 with lots of choices of great public and charter schools in the area from K-12. Fort Greene also has a lot of private school choices for preschools and daycares. P.S. 20 also offers a very in-demand free pre-kindergarten class.

The neighborhood is most notably home to Brooklyn Technical High School, which is one of the city's specialized high schools and one of the highest-performing public high schools in the country.

School Notes
Brooklyn Technical High School Public - Grades 9-12
5447 students - 22 student/teacher
Urban Assembly Academy Of Arts And Letters Public - Grades K-4, 6-8
486 students - 15 student/teacher
Ps 20 Clinton Hill Public - Grades PK-5
377 students - 14 student/teacher
Satellite West Middle School Public - Grades 6-8
104 students - 11 student/teacher
Science Skills Center High School for Science Tech and Crea Public - Grades 9-12
540 students - 21 student/teacher
Ps 46 Edward C Blum Public - Grades PK-5
401 students - Unknown student/teacher
Ps 67 Charles A Dorsey Public - Grades PK-5
236 students - 10 student/teacher
Brooklyn International High School at Waters Edge Public - Grades 9-12
338 students - 17 student/teacher
Ps 287 Bailey K Ashford Public - Grades PK-5
194 students - 16 student/teacher
Ps 307 Daniel Hale Williams Public - Grades PK-5
409 students - 8 student/teacher
Ms 113 Ronald Edmonds Learning Center Public - Grades 6-8
562 students - 14 student/teacher
The Urban Assembly School Of Music And Art At Wate Public - Grades 9-12
387 students - 16 student/teacher
Fort Greene Preparatory Academy Public - Grades 6-8
242 students - Unknown student/teacher
Dr Susan S McKinney Secondary School of the Arts Public - Grades 6-12
423 students - 12 student/teacher
Ps 753 School For Career Development Public - Grades 9-12
224 students - 8 student/teacher
The Brooklyn Waldorf School Private - Grades PK-8
175 students - 7 student/teacher
Queen Of All Saints Private - Grades K-8
211 students - 24 student/teacher
Hanson Place Elementary School Private - Grades PK-8
109 students - 11 student/teacher
Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School Private - Grades 9-12
736 students - 17 student/teacher
Community Roots Charter School Charter - Grades K-8
451 students - 10 student/teacher
Compass Charter School Charter - Grades K-5
241 students - 14 student/teacher
Success Academy Fort Greene Charter - Grades K-5
376 students - 14 student/teacher

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