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Fort Greene


Runs from Atlantic Avenue on the South to Nassau Street on the north; from Flatbush Avenue on
the West to Washington Avenue on the East.

With beautiful tree-and brownstone-lined streets, historic buildings, convenient transportation access, and a renowned
performing arts center, Fort Greene is becoming one of Brooklyn’s most desirable residential neighborhoods. Fort
Greene Park, created in 1848 at the instigation of poet/newspaper editor Walt Whitman, is now crowded with tennis
players, joggers, and dog lovers, all sharing the scenic spot of greenery. The park was planned by notable landscape
architects Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, designers of Central Park.

Over on DeKalb Avenue, you can find boutique shops like Carol’s Daughter – a beauty products company backed by
Will Smith and Jay-Z – and great eats ranging from soul food to sushi. The area, built up mostly around the Civil War,
is a haven for spectacular architecture. Beautiful churches like St. Michael’s and St. Edward’s (a twin-towered beauty
that looks like a medieval French castle), rows of brownstones near the park and lovely apartments with lots of sunlight
all add to the architectural appeal of the neighborhood. Best of all, Fort Greene is amazingly convenient; just minutes
from Brooklyn’s active downtown.