2.Fort Greene/Clinton Hill
Why You Should Move Here
This is what gentrification should always look like, or maybe what it always does if you get in soon enough: brownstoners and their children and their children’s dogs, Pratt kids and churchgoing ladies in their very impressive hats all rubbing elbows as they promenade down Fulton or DeKalb in search of Afro-Caribbean takeout or local cheese, or across unbroken blocks of row houses, mansions and their carriage houses. BAM and the Brooklyn Flea spoil you for choice of culture and retail, while propping up the diverse local businesses.
What the Future Holds
The Greene Hill Food Co-Op, set to open next year on Putnam and Grand, will bring fresh produce to the area more efficiently than the Fort Greene Park Greenmarket, and encourage realtors to extend “Clinton Hill” ever farther east of Classon Avenue, leading to a further upheaval of retail, services and demographics in Bed-Stuy.
Where You’ll Find Us
Nodding thoughtfully during a reading at Greenlight Bookstore. Playing Skee-Ball at Rope. Browsing the hangers at the stoop sales popping up in the blocks surrounding the Flea. Burying our face into buttery grits at the General Greene, Raising our glass in salutation at the posters of Sean Connery and Elliott Gould in Fulton Grand.
The thing about charmingly scuffy brownstones along peaceful tree-lined streets an affordable distance from commercial strips in an only softly gentrified neighborhood, of course, is that at night…
Average rent of a two-bedroom apartment: $3,200
“The thing about charmingly scuffy brownstones along peaceful tree-lined streets an affordable distance from commercial strips in an only softly gentrified neighborhood, of course, is that at night…”
I live in Ft Greene and it’s no different at night than most of the other Brooklyn neighborhoods listed here.
This whole article stinks of white hispster BS. This is not what Brooklyn is really about.
Finish what you started! At night, what? At night, all I see are all the “gentrifiers” hanging out at the bars and restaurants with people who feel entitled with an attitude to match. If we’re number 2 on your list, why would you say something like that?
I agree with the previous comment.
JL- resident of 15 yrs. and home owner.
“JL- resident of 15 yrs. and home owner.”
You would be what’s called a “gentrifier.”
And here: http://fort-greene.thelocal.nytimes.com/20…
If all you are seeing at night is gentrifiers then you need to walk around closer to Classon Ave, where people still get mugged quite often.