Great food, art, museums, shopping – it’s all in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill


Both Fort Greene and Clinton Hill are easily accessible via the New York City subway, with the A and C lines providing several convenient stops on Fulton Street. Also, there is the G line running up Lafayette Avenue to Queens, and connecting with other lines to access any area of New York City with ease. For zipping around the neighborhood, there are a number of bus lines running the length of Fulton Street (B25, B26, B38, B52), making it easy to shop from Rockwell Place to Classon Avenue.

About Fort Greene and Clinton Hill

Fort Greene and Clinton Hill are truly residential areas with tree-lined streets, community gardens, parks, storefronts, houses of worship, and a diverse community made up of people from all backgrounds. Fulton Street runs through the heart of these two neighborhoods, providing more than 300 businesses for the residents and visitors. Restaurants, shops, and services are all conveniently available, just a brief stroll away. Clinton Hill, Fort Greene and BAM are all on the State and National Registers of Historic Places – and are NYC Historic Districts – which assures that as the neighborhood continues to grow, the charm and diversity will not be lost. A century from now, there will still be children playing on tree-lined streets in an area that is home to one of New York’s largest concentrations of row houses from the post-Civil War period. With convenient public transportation, abundant arts, events, and bustling eateries and retail, it is no wonder that these neighborhoods are becoming THE place to work, shop, dine and play in Brooklyn. Visit us and experience for yourself what Fort Greene and Clinton Hill have to offer.
Marathon runners on Lafayette Ave

Fort Greene

Fort Greene, named after Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene, is steeped in history. The Brooklyn neighborhood is distinguished by its hilly eponymous park—which, yes, once held an actual fort—and by its architecture, including impeccable 19th-century brownstones. It’s also a must-visit for many other reasons, including its importance to African-American culture, its vibrant restaurant scene and its status as an enduring creative center. And it’s just a 10-minute subway ride from Lower Manhattan. (From NYC.go the Official Guide to neighborhoods of NYC.)

Sidewalk view of Respect for Life Barber Salon in foreground in Clinton Hill.

Clinton Hill

Set-back wood-frame houses juxtaposed with brownstones and mansions give parts of Clinton Hill a 19th-century feel. Indeed, Walt Whitman lived here when Leaves of Grass was published in 1855. Pratt Institute’s campus encompasses several blocks of greenery, striking architecture and public art, while local cafés, bars and restaurants function as cozy hangouts for students, neighborhood residents and, increasingly, cuisine-loving visitors. (From NYC.go the Official Guide to neighborhoods of NYC.)