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Fort Greene

Address: Brooklyn, NY
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Ranked #33 of 92 Attractions in Brooklyn
Type: Historic Sites, Neighborhoods, Cultural
Activities: Shopping
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Walking the bucolic streets for Fort Greene is to experience the best of what Brooklyn offers. The restaurants and little shops only add to the distinct flavor of the area. A wonderful place to visit or to live.

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Augusta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Id been in Fort Greene when I lived in Brooklyn as it is adjacent to Downtown Brooklyn and Bedford Stuyvesant amongst other notable areas. The housing stock here is very impressive looking with Brownstones and Brick Rowhouses but I often get confused as to where this neighborhood starts and stops with all the current gentrification going on. Its rents are... More

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Hebron, lsrael
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood, east of Downtown Brooklyn & north of Park Slope, is yet another of Brooklyn's wonderful old brownstone districts. Its centerpiece is the hilly Fort Greene Park, which boasts the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (1909), commemorating the 11,500 American patriots died in the 11 British prison ships anchored in nearby Wallabout Bay, 1776-83 - more than the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

We wanted to go to the Brooklyn Flea and were a little confused by the multiple locations. But we figured out this one was open when we could go, so we made the effort to find it. Parking was a bit tough, but eventually found street parking. All the vendors were set up within a fenced area (actually a playground).... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Great up and coming neighborhood - hip scene. Lots of boutiques and restaurants - plus lots of Art venues.

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south carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

What a delightful trip to this lovely area of Brooklyn. Went to the fort Greene flea market that was outstanding. Walked all through the historic district with some of the finest examples of brownstone homes and tree lined streets. Found the area to be incredibly clean. Highly recommend an outing to fort Greene area while in Brooklyn

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

the restaurants in fort greene have all upgraded their services and are simply fantastic. the people and the vibe in fort greene is definitely the envy of other parts of brooklyn.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

On the way to Brownstoner's Brooklyn Flea I walked up DeKalb Avenue and discovered an Arts and Crafts Market on the far corner of Ft. Greene Park right next to a Farmer's Market. Turns out this Artisan Market is at this location every Saturday during Spring, Summer and Fall. I took a few photos which are attached. Serendipity in action.... More

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Brooklyn NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2009

Home to Pratt University and block after block of historic brownstones. Just walking around this part of the city is enough for an enjoyable experience. There are plenty of great restaurants and cheap cool bars. Fort green park is really nice.. maybe not as nice as prospect park but definitely worth checking out. A very diverse friendly community.

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