Population:  28,335 (2010)

Area: 1.42 km2 (0.548 sq mi)

Zip Code: 11201, 11205, 11217, and 11238

Fort Greene is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City. It is bounded by Atlantic Avenue, Flatbush Avenue, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and Clinton Hill. It is home to many artists, musicians, writers, and professionals and is known for its vibrant culture and convenient access to Manhattan. The neighborhood is also home to many restaurants, bars, and shops. The historic Fort Greene Park is a popular destination, as is the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The community is served by several subway lines and buses and is easily accessible by car.

3 Interesting facts about Fort Greene:

 

1: Fort Greene takes its name from a Revolutionary War-era fort:

Fort Greene was named in honor of General Nathanael Greene and was constructed in what is now Fort Greene Park, located in the heart of the neighborhood. The neighborhood is also home to several historic buildings and landmarks, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, and the Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower.

 

2: MoCADA:

The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts opened its doors in Fort Greene in 1999. It is the first African diaspora museum in the United States.

 

3:  Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument:

The Prison Ship Martyrs’ Monument is a memorial located in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn, New York. It commemorates the more than 11,500 American prisoners of war who died in captivity aboard British prison ships during the American Revolution. The monument was dedicated in 1908 and is the first memorial in the United States to honor Revolutionary War martyrs.

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