Fort Greene is listed on the New York State Registry and on the National Register of Historic Places, and is a New York City-designated Historic District. It is located in northwest Brooklyn, above Prospect Park.
Fort Greene contains many superb examples of mid-19th century Italianate and Eastlake architecture, most of which is well preserved. It is known for its many graceful, tree-lined streets and elegant low-rise housing. Fort Greene is also home to the Williamsburg Savings Bank Tower, which for over 8- years was the tallest building in Brooklyn. The neighborhood is close to the Atlantic Terminal train station and has access to most major subway lines.
Fort Greene is also home to several important cultural institutions including the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Music School, The Paul Robeson Theater, The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), BRIC Arts|Media|Bklyn, UrbanGlass, 651 Arts performing center for African-American presenters, The Irondale Center for Theater, Education, and Outreach, and Lafayette Church.
Fort Greene is bounded by the Wallabout/Myrtle Avenue to the north, Flatbush Avenue to the west, Vanderbilt Avenue to the east and Atlantic Avenue to the south. Its main arteries are Fulton Street above St. Felix Street and DeKalb Avenue. The neighborhood is served by the New York City Subway at DeKalb Avenue (B, D, N, Q, R trains), Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street (2,3,4,5, B, D, N, Q, R trains), Lafayette Avenue (A,C trains), and Fulton Street (G train). The LIRR’s Atlantic Terminal station is also here, and the neighborhood is served by the NYPS’s 88th Precinct.