Fort Greene

Flea markets, boutiques, bars, and coffee shops flourish in Fort Greene.

The sort of neighborhood to show outdoor movies and host nearly famous flea markets, Fort Greene makes the most of its tree-lined public spaces. Upscale speakeasies and independent bodegas add to this conspicuously hip Brooklyn neighborhood’s overt charm. Although Fort Greene is replete with places to eat, drink, and relax, its convenient subway accessibility affords easy exploration of other NYC neighborhoods.

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On the Map

Fort Greene is within Brooklyn and bordered by Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Clinton Hill, DUMBO, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Vinegar Hill, Boerum Hill, and Prospect Heights

JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
LaGuardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 28 minutes by subway
Wall Street / Financial District: 20 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Fort Greene: Conspicuous Charisma and Dashing Good Looks in Brooklyn

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Fort Greene excels in the details.

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The type of neighborhood that keeps its stoops clean in case you'd like to sit, Fort Greene nurtures friendly exchanges and bright afternoons.

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A Place to Get Away From It All in Fort Greene

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Fort Greene Park sets the scene for all sorts of milestones.

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Whether residents are celebrating their birthday or their Sunday afternoon, the park's wide open spaces and old-growth trees provide the perfect backdrop.

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A Wholesome Marketplace for a Healthy Community

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Fort Greene's farmers' markets and flea markets have gained a cult following.

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Whether they're looking for lush produce or vintage gifts, locals know where they'll spend their Saturdays.

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Quintessential Brooklyn Brownstones in Fort Greene

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Nice Rides In a Hip Niche

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Fort Greene displays a penchant for the hand-crafted. Self-built bikes are a source of pride in this DIY neighborhood.

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Julia Robbs

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Born and raised in France, Julia Robbs now calls Brooklyn, NY home. She attended college in Chicago, then moved to Atlanta to study photography before recently settling in what she thinks is the world's best city, New York. She loves capturing quiet details and small moments through her photography, and enjoyed discovering the little nuances that make up each unique neighborhood in NYC while shooting for Airbnb.