1. Blog
  2. Borough Guides
  3. Fort Greene Brooklyn Neighborhood Guide
fort greene movers

Borough Guides

Fort Greene Brooklyn Neighborhood Guide

Fort Greene is a diverse community with lots of cultural history and significance. This neighborhood is known for its tight-knit community like many other Brooklyn neighborhoods. However, Fort Greene balances this well with a plethora of cultural institutions that make the neighborhood perfect for living and visiting.

The People

Fort Greene is an historically diverse neighborhood. However, this was one of the first Brooklyn neighborhoods to become gentrified.

fort greene demographics

Right now, the neighborhood’s demographics are as follows:

  • 20.2% Black
  • 15.6% Hispanic
  • 49.6% White
  • 8.9% Asian
  • 5.7% Other

Fort Greene Brooklyn Food

fort greene brooklyn cuban dining

  • Habana Outpost – Here, you’ll find authentic and delicious Cuban and Mexican food. You can order at the counter and sit outside, making for an authentic “ventanita” experience similar to Cuban restaurants in Miami and other Latin-American cities.
  • Pilar Cuban Eatery – If you want Cuban sandwiches served in a slightly more formal atmosphere, Pilar Cuban Eatery is perfect. Here, you’ll find delicious Cuban classics served in a modern atmosphere with beer and wine.
  • Walter’s – This restaurant is a spin-off of the Williamsburg flagship restaurant. Here, you’ll find New American fare, with beloved classics as well as unique spins on newer, trendier dishes.
  • Olea – Mediterranean Wine and Tapas are served in this Boho, lush green atmosphere. Olea offers a unique dining experience right in Fort Greene.
  • Miss Ada – Miss Ada is a contemporary, chef-owned spot serving Mediterranean and Israeli fare
  • Colonia Verde – Here you’ll find authentic, upscale Latin American cuisine in a rustic, inviting atmosphere.

The Vibe

fort greene brooklyn culture

Fort Greene is a wonderfully well-balanced neighborhood. It has the tight-knit community feel that makes Brooklyn such an inviting place to Manhattanites. What distinguishes Fort Greene from the other tight-knit communities in Brooklyn is that they maintain cultural relevance with their attractions, flea markets, dining scene, and the beautiful Fort Greene Park. The neighborhood also maintains fantastic access to public transportation, the subway, and the rest of New York City.

The Setting

fort greene brooklyn map

Fort Greene is centrally located in western Brooklyn. The northern border of the neighborhood is along Flushing Ave, where the neighborhood borders Brooklyn Navy Yard. The western end of Fort Greene borders two neighborhoods: Downtown Brooklyn to the northwest, and Boerum Hill to the southwest. Directly south, you’ll find Atlantic Ave defining the border between Fort Greene and Prospect Heights. Finally, Clinton Hill defines the neighborhood’s eastern border along Clermont Ave.

Fort Greene Brooklyn Attractions

fort greene brooklyn culture

  • Brooklyn Academy of Music – Ths multi-arts center showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters. Here you’ll find world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, and film.
  • MoCADA – The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts uses visual and performing arts to incite dialogue on pressing social and political issues facing the African Diaspora. They are also active in fostering a continuous evolution of African Diasporan culture.
  • Greenlight Bookstores – An independent bookstore in the heart of Brooklyn.
  • Brooklyn Flea – Every weekend, you’ll find hundreds of vendors of furniture, vintage clothing, collectibles and antiques.


fort greene brooklyn wine bar

  • Manny’s Wine Bar – A neighborhood wine shop with a curated selection of new and old world wines. Grab a glass at their wine bar!
  • Dick and Jane’s – Arguably the finest crafted cocktails in the neighborhood. Served in a warm, inviting atmosphere indoors and outdoors.
  • The Rockwell Place – Opened in late 2018, The Rockwell Place has become a staple cocktail bar within the Brooklyn Cultural District. These cocktails pair well with the surprisingly solid bar food offered here.

Moving to Fort Greene

fort greene movers

Metropolis Moving has gained the reputation of being one of New York City’s most courteous, careful, and friendly professional moving services. Get a quote today and you’ll be on your way to living the life you envision for yourself in Fort Greene Brooklyn.

map of New York City