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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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  • Once became a scene of a Spike Lee movie because this area. Now that all advances redevelopment, in the popular area of trendy rents also rising seems to be. But also feel just looking at the people walking through the city, still seems to be Brooklyn's unique energy areas. Is an area many nice cafés, restaurants, bars and beautiful buildings. Fort Greene is shaped like a thick Mountain Park. Is always crowded with those who seek relaxation and families with children.
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  • In Fort Green our home for a week, we couldn't have made a better choice. Wonderful and peaceful neighbourhood, full of metro, restaurants, café, ...
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  • Back in the day this was not a good place. Now with gentrification it is a viable place to live and visit. there are many cool shops, cafes and restaurants now.  more »
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