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Fort Greene, Brooklyn

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Fort Greene is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Part of Brooklyn Community Board 2 and served by the New York City Police Department's 88th Precinct, Fort Greene is listed on the New York State Registry and on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a New York City–designated Historic District. It is located in northwest Brooklyn in the area known as South Brooklyn, just across from Lower Manhattan and north of Prospect Park.The neighborhood is named after an American Revolutionary War era fort that was built in 1776 under the supervision of General Nathanael Greene of Rhode Island. General Greene aided General George Washington during the Battle of Long Island in 1776. Fort Greene Park, originally called "Washington Park" and Brooklyn's first, is also derived from General Greene's name and from the neighborhood. In 1864, Fort Greene Park was redesigned by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux; the park notably includes the Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument and crypt, which honors some 11,500 patriots who died aboard British prison ships during the American Revolution.
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  • All those Saturdays there are as a fair and show fantastic throughout the day. Of course if you have several days by NY 100% recommended. Neighborhood and incredible atmosphere.
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  • While in town for my son's college tour, we stayed at a friends' apartment on S. Oxford and Lafayette which is a block away from Fort Greene park Both of my sons had brought their skateboards so we hi...  read more »
  • Not a huge park and a nice break from the streets and traffic around. Not bad, not great, but a good place for children to run and kick a ball. Wouldn't bust a gut to go back there, but if in the vici...  read more »
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