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“Talk About Gentrification”
Review of Fort Greene

Ranked #39 of 249 things to do in Brooklyn
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Reviewed 15 July 2017

What a difference time makes. When I was young, I could not walk safely in Fort Greene. Now there is cutlural diversity, with young sheek people walking their dogs, fancy places to eat, a great park... All I can say is Wow.

Thank Robert G
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Reviewed 24 June 2017

Fort Green is, as we can imagine, an American Revolutionary War fort which was built in 1776 under the supervision of General Nathanael Greene of Rhode Island. This General Greene worked together with General George Washington during the Battle of Long Island in 1776. Fort Greene Park, originally called "Washington Park" In 1864, Fort Greene Park was redesigned.
You will find in Fort Greene many examples of mid-19th century Italianate and Eastlake architecture, most of which is well preserved and beautifull to look at.. There are many tree-lined streets and very elegant low-rise housing. Fort Greene has also a little tower, the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower, which, for over 80 years, was the tallest building in Brooklyn. The neighborhood is close to the Atlantic Terminal railway station and has access to many subway services.

Subway:
Line „Q“ to DeKalbStr.
Line „C“ Lafayette Avenue

1  Thank Stephan G
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Reviewed 30 May 2017

Pleasant to spend some time walking there. It is hilly so good views of surrounding buildings, though Manhattan largely hidden by trees. Small museum in the centre.

Thank Terence M
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

We enjoyed walking around the neighborhood. We always felt safe and enjoyed several restaurants in the area.

1  Thank tigergirluscmom
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

Great little park, beautiful trees, very dog-friendly; pick-up games, tennis courts, monuments, farmers' market, and lots of amazing restaurants!

Thank kkeldan
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