Fort Greene

Welcome to Fort Greene

A soulful symphony of culture, elegance, and urban vibrance
Dive headfirst into the chic urban embrace of Fort Greene, where the streets hum with a rhythmic blend of past and present, creating a masterpiece of metropolitan elegance. Saunter beneath the lush embrace of timeworn trees, where every step brings whispers of vibrant artistry, intoxicating fragrances of global cuisines, and the soft flutter of avian melodies.
Fort Greene has been a magnet for those who appreciate the balance between tradition and innovation. Its well-preserved historic architecture, lush green spaces, and a thriving arts scene have made it a beloved destination for residents and visitors. From the iconic Fort Greene Park to the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and many charming cafes, restaurants, and boutiques, Fort Greene offers a lifestyle that resonates with Brooklyn's distinct character.
It’s a neighborhood where every corner has historical brownstones, avant-garde art scenes, and a unique tapestry of residents. Forget the mundane; here, eccentricity flourishes, and a spontaneous adventure always awaits, wrapped in an atmosphere that shimmers with a casually refined, hip aura.

What to Love

  • Eclectic eateries and the legendary Greenmarket
  • Proximity to the Pratt Institute
  • A neighborhood in blossom, rich with potential and promise
  • Harmoniously blends quirky charm within Brooklyn's competitive allure
  • Witness a vibrant fusion of historic elegance and contemporary flair

Local Lifestyle

Living in Fort Greene feels like a perpetual bloom — where modern boutiques and innovative ventures gracefully intertwine with the neighborhood’s historical roots. It is a realm where each stroll is accompanied by the architectural poetry of old-world charm, contrasted by the fresh brush strokes of contemporary lifestyle and innovation. The air is thick with the spirit of diversity, reflecting a community where uniqueness is celebrated, and everyone contributes a verse to the neighborhood’s colorful story.

Dining and Entertainment

Feast your senses at Graziella's, an oasis of culinary delight that captures the hearty essence of Brooklyn with its warm ambiance and gastronomic treasures. The space celebrates authenticity, crafting each meal with passion, precision, and a sprinkle of Brooklyn magic.
Step into the Southern embrace of Peaches Hot House, where each dish sings a soulful melody of tradition and innovation. Here, classic comfort meets modern sophistication, creating a rhythm of flavors that dance through the heart of Fort Greene.
For a touch of eco-conscious elegance, Green in BKLYN offers a treasure trove of sustainable gems. A venture into this serene space promises a celebration of thoughtful living, offering a curated selection of green goodies that align with a lifestyle of mindful indulgence.
Experience the holistic embrace at Sacred Brooklyn, where yoga transcends physical practice, blooming into a vibrant community garden of wellness, spirituality, and heartwarming unity.
Elevate your culinary journey at places like Saraghina Caffè, Colonia Verde, Evelina, and Cafe Paulette, each offering a unique canvas of flavors, atmospheres, and stories, weaving a rich tapestry of dining experiences that delight, surprise, and resonate with the soul.

Things to Do

Submerge yourself in the verdant embrace of Fort Greene Park, a living canvas where nature’s artwork blends seamlessly with cultural and recreational vibrancy. It’s a place to connect, whether through the simple joy of a stroll, embracing community spirits, or engaging in the lively roster of events and activities that flow through the park’s veins.
The Fort Greene Flea Market and The Soul Summit Music Festival offer delightful arenas of exploration and enjoyment, from hunting for hidden treasures and unique finds to losing oneself in the rhythmic beats and communal joy of music celebrations. Film Night on Fulton seamlessly weaves the magic of cinema with the warmth of neighborhood gatherings, creating nights sprinkled with the enchantment of storytelling and shared experiences.


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Overview for Fort Greene, NY

29,002 people live in Fort Greene, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $61,085. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

34 years

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Around Fort Greene, NY

There's plenty to do around Fort Greene, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Bodhi Heart Rolfing, I Love Dance - Manhattan, and Terry Southerland Boxing.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 3.14 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.5 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.37 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.62 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.79 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.74 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Fort Greene, NY

Fort Greene has 12,015 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Fort Greene do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 29,002 people call Fort Greene home. The population density is 78,307.756 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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46.47 / 53.52%

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Schools in Fort Greene, NY

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The following schools are within or nearby Fort Greene. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Ps 46 Edward C Blum
PreK - 5th
Middle School 113 Ronald Edmonds Learning Center
6th - 8th
Greene Hill School
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Academy Of Arts And Letters
PreK - 8th
Ps 20 Clinton Hill
PreK - 5th
Fort Green Preparatory Academy
6th - 8th
No rating available
Compass Charter School
PreK - 5th
Ps 67 Charles A Dorsey
PreK - 5th
Dr Susan S McKinney Secondary School Of The Arts
6th - 12th
No rating available
Community Roots Charter School
K - 8th
Science Language & Arts
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Brooklyn Technical High School
8th - 12th
Success Academy Charter School-Fort Greene
K - 4th
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