Fort Greene

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

The sort of neighbourhood 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 neighbourhoods.

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On the Map

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

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

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 We fell completely in love with this little piece of Brooklyn. My favourite parts of the day were the peaceful half mile walks to and from the subway - the charming brownstones tucked inside beautiful tree-lined streets and walking past Fort Greene Park were just a couple of the highlights along the way."


Visited in 2012

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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Safe neighbourhood with families, young professionals, artists, retirees and many who have lived in the neighbourhood for a long time. This is charming Brooklyn living at its best."

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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Take a stroll to the flea market or farmer's market. Lounge in the park and listen to the sounds of music, children laughing or the dogs barking."


Hosts Lavender Dream Suite

Quintessential Brooklyn Brownstones in Fort Greene

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The location is fantastic - I could walk/run to Manhattan and Brooklyn bridge easily, which certainly helps in soaking up the NYC atmosphere. [...] There are super-cool cafes and restaurants within a few blocks - and I should add, all recommended by my host (thanks!). I spent quite some time walking around the streets in the environs of the apartment - both day and night - and felt perfectly safe at all times."


Visited in 2012

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 neighbourhood.

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods 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 neighbourhood in NYC while shooting for Airbnb.