Fort Greene/Clinton Hill

Brooklyn

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A prime example of transformation in Brooklyn over the past 20 years, Fort Greene is a racially and ethnically diverse neighborhood that has become popular with members of the middle class, priced out of neighboring Boerum Hill or Park Slope The area encompasses the northwest section of Brooklyn across the East River from Lower Manhattan and north of Prospect Park. It’s comprised of.a residential area that includes a mix of recently developed high-rises, townhouses, walk-ups, and some public housing along with two world-class entertainment centers. Neighboring Clinton Hill, home of the renown Pratt Institute, has steadily grown through its own transformation and has become a part of the greater Fort Greene area. The Fort Greene section of Brooklyn has great options for entertainment and nightlife. The brand new state-of-the-art Barclays Center, located on Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues, has been the home of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team since 2012 and will also become the home of the New York Islanders Hockey Club in the fall of 2015. The area also hosts various outside events including concerts, boxing matches, and college basketball tournaments. For performing arts enthusiasts, the Brooklyn Academy of Music is a great venue to attend live music and theater performances. Lafayette Avenue, a main thoroughfare, is filled with a variety of bars, great for drinks after an event at the Barclays Center. The New York City Subway system has three stops in Fort Greene: DeKalb Avenue (B, D, N, Q, R trains), Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center (2, 3, 4, 5, B, D, N, Q, R trains), and Lafayette Avenue (A, C trains) which provide access to the rest of Brooklyn; most of Manhattan; and parts of Queens and the Bronx. Long Island can be accessed via the Long Island Railroad which stops at the Atlantic Terminal station (right next to the Barclays Center). The Brooklyn-Queens Expressway is also nearby and provides access by car to most parts of Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. By Rory Sasson

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

2
3
4
5
A
C
G
F
B
D
Q
N
R

Buses:

B41
B45
B63
B67
B103

Rental Prices:

$1,276 ― $2,625

Sales Prices:

$306,000 ― $630,000

Landmarks:

Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Music School, The Paul Robeson Theater, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts, Barclays Center, Atlantic Terminal

School Districts:

13

Police Precincts:

88

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Reviews

  • mary
    August 8th 2015
    where is 476 Clinton located in Brooklyn
  • Anonymous
    November 8th 2013
    I lived in Fort Greene for one year and left due to my apartment being over run by mice. Apparently, this is not a rare occurrence in Fort Greene. Fort Greene is an interesting neighborhood torn between gentrification and its original inhabitants. On one block, you might find a Health Food store and on the next block, a rundown dollar store. It does feel safe, but Flatbush avenue is not far behind. While I used to walk it at all hours of the night, I did at times feel uneasy. Pro is that you are near Target and a giant Pathmark. The Barclays Center was being built as I moved out so I am not sure how it affects the comfort of living. I do know that I had no problem keeping a car in Fort Greene. This might have changed because of Barclays. Rent was super affordable and I hope if you move there, you have a better maintained building than I did. Location is fun though.

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