Fort Greene contains many superb examples of mid-19th century Italianate and Estlake architecture, most of which is well preserved. It is known for its many graceful, tree-lined strets and elegant low-rise housing. The neighborhood is geographically desireable and close to the Atlantic Avenue train station, with access to most major subway lines. It is also home to several important cultural institutions like the Brooklyn Acadaemy of Music, The Brooklyn Music School, The Paul Robeson Theater, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), Urban Glass, 651 Arts performing center for African-American presenters, and Lafayette Church. Brooklyn technical High School is oneof New York City’s most competititve public schools. And, we can’t forget Fort Greene Park, a spot of greenery created in 1848, and planned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the designers of Central Park. It’s home to a farmer’s market every Saturday at the corner of Dekalb and Fort Greene Place. A little further east on Dekalb Avenue is home to the neighborhood’s Restaurant Row.
In The News: Living in Fort Greene. The Boundaries: Runs from Flushing Avenue in the north to Atlantic Avenue in the south and Vanderbilt Avenue in the east to Flatbush Avenue in the west. The Commute: The 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, B, Q, M, N, R and G subway lines serve the area, as well as the LIRR. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.