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Neighborhood Profiles

Fort Greene
Twenty years ago, the Brooklyn Academy of Music was covered with graffiti and the once-gracious neighborhood surrounding it was overshadowed by the nearby housing projects. These days, Fort Greene seems in danger of being overshadowed by the ever-expanding BAM, which now has an art-house multiplex, a café, a trail of related developments (including studios for Mark Morris and Twyla Tharp), and a half-dozen Francophile restaurants close enough for preconcert dining. It was a long time coming. "It took a lot of years to screw up the area and it took a lot of years to bring it back," says resident Jerry Minsky from Corcoran’s new Fort Greene office. "But history has repeated itself commercially, residentially, and, finally, on a cultural front." ...Three years ago, there were few sit-down restaurants along De Kalb’s commercial strip; today, there are nearly a dozen. Schools remain spotty, forcing parents to seek out private schools in Brooklyn Heights; and the area still lacks the bakers, butchers, smaller retailers, and quality takeout options most New Yorkers take for granted. — BORIS KACHKA

In our archive
Best of New York: Brooklyn (March 25, 2002)
Real Estate 2001: Fort Greene (March 12, 2001)

Apartment Prices

Sales (Fort Greene/ Clinton Hill)
Studios: $85K-$120K
One-bedrooms: $125K-$165K
Two-bedrooms: $200K-$300K
Townhouses: $450K-$1M

Real Estate Listings
Offsite resources

Brokers specializing in Fort Greene apartments
FortGreene NOW: Local Realtors
Christmas Realty
Brooklyn Realty
Brooklyn Properties

The Schools

Offsite resources

Elementary and Middle Schools

School District 13

High Schools
Brooklyn Technical High School

Benjamin Banneker High School

School Reports
Board of Ed site (in PDF format)


Offsite resources

Weekly Crime Stats (in PDF format)
Precinct 88 (Clinton Hill): 298 Classon Avenue, 718-636-6511

Precinct 84 (Brooklyn Heights and Fulton Mall): 301 Gold Street, 718- 875-6811

The Scene
Locanda Vini & Olii : A beautifully restored 130-year-old pharmacy is the charming backdrop for this terrific Tuscan restaurant.

Frank's Lounge: Commune with fellow imbibers at this cozy corner dive that feels like Cleveland, circa 1976.

More Bars & Nightclubs

Other Helpful (or Interesting) Websites

Offsite resources
Community District Page

Borough President Fort Greene Page

FortGreene NOW Cleanly designed, well populated directory.

Fort Greene Park Conservancy

Sponsor Directory
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