If you want to live in Fort Greene why not start at the top? One Hanson Place, Brooklyn’s tallest building, has been converted into spectacular new condos with showplace views.
More When you come back to earth, saunter over to Fort Greene Park, created in 1848 at the instigation of poet/newspaper editor Walt Whitman. Now tennis players, joggers, and dog people all share this spot of greenery, which was planned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, the designers of Central Park. Over on Dekalb Avenue, you can find boutique shops like Carol’s Daughter (a beauty products company backed by Will Smith and Jay-Z) and great eats ranging from soul food to sushi. The area, built up mostly around the Civil War, is architecture heaven. There are beautiful churches like that of St. Michael and St. Edward (a twin-towered beauty that looks like a medieval French castle); rows of lovely brownstones near the park; and, great for renters, reasonably priced apartments with lots of sunlight! Best of all, home’s amazingly convenient; you’re walking distance from Brooklyn’s active and antic downtown. Less
Can't be beat
For my money, Fort Greene tops the list for exciting neighborhoods. The housing stock is pretty as can be, the night life is fantastic, and the community life couldn't be richer.
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