Fort Greene has a lot to offer. It is both a beautiful brownstone neighborhood and an incredibly rich cultural center with fabulous restaurants, flea markets, world-renowned performance spaces, trendy boutiques, and a rich literary and artistic tradition. The neighborhood is home to the Brooklyn Academy of Arts, the country’s oldest performing arts venue. Historic brownstones and row houses make up most of the residential real estate and it's common to find neighbors catching up on their stoops and children playing in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn’s first public park. Another perk? There is no shortage of brunch options. Hot spots include: BAM, the Mark Morris Dance Center, 651 Arts, the Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Karasu, Metta, Colonia Verde, The Quarter, and Evelina.
Nearby: Clinton Hill, Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Prospect Heights, Vinegar Hill, Downtown Brooklyn