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About Fort Greene
Fort Greene is one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in New York City for good reason. This cozy yet fun-filled corner of downtown Brooklyn is filled with gorgeous brownstones, a diverse populace and a laid-back vibe. The recent construction boom that's resulted in high-rises popping up all over the neighborhood has done nothing to crush its vibe. Most outsiders were introduced to the then-transitioning neighborhood through Spike Lee's classic film She's Gotta Have It back in the 90s. A series based on the film is airing today, and the neighborhood, though changed in many ways, is still very much the same.
The neighborhood's housing stock ranges from gorgeous multi-million dollar brownstones to classic art deco tenement buildings to glistening high rises. Rents can be pricey, but it's possible to find great deals with in-the-know brokers or via word-of-mouth connections. If you have to work in Manhattan, getting into the city is a breeze, thanks to the fact that Fort Greene is located near the Atlantic Center transportation hub, home to multiple subway trains as well as the Long Island Railroad. It's easy to reach downtown Manhattan in as little one or two train stops.
If you don't have to hightail it into the city for work or school, Fort Greene is one of those neighborhoods that has everything you need at its doorstep. Cultural institutions like the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and the Mark Morris Dance Center are the perfect places to see an edgy or classic film or finally learn African dance. The Fort Greene Farmer's market is the perfect place to pick up homemade kimchi and organic kale if you can't make it over to one of the many local supermarkets, including Whole Foods 365, Target or Trader Joe's in the Fulton Mall. Local coffee shops and restaurants give the neighborhood the cozy, family-friendly vibe that pulls people from around the city.