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