What to do and eat in Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Nestled between Clinton Hill and Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene has an array of restaurants, shopping options and even the borough’s first park, the namesake Fort Greene Park.

History, dating to the 1700s, lines the streets of this neighborhood, named for a Revolutionary War general and fort. I in 1978, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission named part of Fort Greene a Historic District. Fort Greene is also home to the Williamsburgh Savings Bank at One Hanson Place, which was once the tallest building in Brooklyn at 512 feet high. One of the borough’s oldest financial institutions, it was built between 1927 and ’29 and designated as a New York City landmark in 1977, followed by its interior in 1996.

Close to Atlantic Terminal, you have your choice of trains (and even the Long Island Rail Road) to take you to Fort Greene. Here, our picks for spending a day in this historic neighborhood.

Diana Colapietro