Commerce & Culture
The Brooklyn Academy of Music is one of the premier cultural institutions in all of Brooklyn. However, its name is a bit of a misnomer as offerings stretch beyond music into dance, theater, and film. Fort Greene is home to many other galleries and performance spaces, underscoring the area’s appreciation for beauties of all kinds—aesthetic, artistic, or otherwise. For those hungry for more than culture, there are restaurants and bars aplenty. Fort Greene’s dining seamlessly blends the old with the new, the casual with the fancy, all contributing to a lively scene. The busiest strip is along Fulton Street, though DeKalb and Lafayette avenues also boast their share of activity. Adjacent to Downtown Brooklyn and Clinton Hill, Fort Greene is directly serviced by close to 10 subway lines, with many more plus the LIRR accessible at nearby stations.