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Fort Greene / Clinton Hill
Fort Greene could be the perfect outer borough neighborhood: the population is diverse, it's close to Manhattan, it's got a stellar park, tons of restaurants, a farmer's market, the hippest swap meet on the planet, beautiful tree-and brownstone-lined streets, historic buildings, subway and LIRR access, and a world-class performing arts center. Unfortunately, many people already know this, so rents are increasingly high, but the area still retains a homey, community vibe.

Fort Greene's landmarks run the gamut from religious to cultural to economic to civic to military. Check out the Underground Railroad murals at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church. In addition to templing Masons, the Brooklyn Masonic Temple also hosts indie concerts. The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) has two live performance spaces, movie theaters, a cafe (which hosts free shows), plus the "Next Wave" festival of dance, opera, music, and theater. (Also, the Mark Morris Dance Center is just down the block.) The Williamsburgh Savings Bank Building is one of the tallest structures in Brooklyn and has now been converted to condos. The Brooklyn Navy Yard now houses businesses as well as Steiner Studios. Shoppers and those who need the soul-sucking DMV flock to the hulking, commercial Atlantic Terminal Mall, which sits above a massive Long Island Railroad Station.

On weekends, hilly Fort Greene Park is rollicking with a greenmarket, playgrounds, cricket, soccer, and local community groups. Just a few blocks away, Brooklyn Flea is a major shopping (and eating!) destination, complete with tons of Etsy-type crafts vendors and enough food to fill up a year's worth of blog entries.

But that's only half the story, because Fort Greene's "sister" neighborhood, Clinton Hill, has a lot going for it, namely a proximity to the amenities of Fort Greene with fewer crowds. Clinton Hill hosts bucolic St. Joseph's College and the Pratt Institute, whose grounds are home to both sculpture art and a Power Plant. Several historic churches also dot the Clinton Hill landscape, which is filled with beautiful brownstones as well as some massive single-family homes on Washington Street.

Clinton Hill is home to an African community that has set up a number of restaurants and shops in the neighborhood, and it's also home to a whole row of artist's studios on Lexington Avenue. And film shoots--that peculiar New York City metric of neighborhood self-worth--are a regular occurrence in Clinton Hill. As if that weren't enough, you know Clinton Hill has clearly arrived when local coffee/food nexus Choice Market had its BLT profiled by Food Network.

Nightlife
Frank's, Alibi, and Stonehome are all great places to grab a drink before or after a movie at BAM Rose Cinemas or a performance at the Masonic Temple. Hanson Dry focuses on cocktails. Farther afield, The Fulton Grand is a nice option.

Restaurants
It's all here, folks: Italian (Locanda and Scopello), French (Chez Oskar), BBQ (Smoke Joint), tapas (Olea), hip (General Greene and No. 7), Middle Eastern (Black Iris), Mexican (Castro's), burgers (67 Burger), and a reliable greasy spoon diner (Mike's Coffee Shop). Full yet?

Shopping
Hit either Greene Grape Provisions or Choice Greene for gourmet groceries to go with that nice bottle of wine from Olivino, Gnarly Vines, or Thirst. Pick up books at Greenlight Books, mid-century antiques at Yu Interiors, and everything else at Target. Watch for the occasional artsy bazaar outside of BAM.



         
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Friday, September 02, 2011

Posted By:  Craig Nelson
Photo:  Courtesy of Village Voice

Williamsburgh Savings Bank Building
We hate to say it, but fall is right around the corner. The days of five hour picnics will be over, but the days of long marathon drinking events indoors will just be getting underway. That means perfect timing for Brooklyn Pour, a new beer event from the fine folks at the Village Voice. Brooklyn Pour will keep in the true form as its sister tasting event, Choice Eats, by curating local beers unique to New York City, mixed with a portfolio of beers from the East Coast craft beer community all under one roof for one afternoon. Featuring dozens of great beer companies like Saranac, Captain Lawrence, and Kelso, beer geeks will be in beer heaven. The event will take place at Skylight One Hanson in the historic Williamsburg Savings Bank, the tallest building in the borough. It will be "a unique beer tasting event for both the beer connoisseur and those just diving into the world of craft brews." Sounds perfect to us. So let the cold weather begin and the beer drinking begin. Get your tickets here.



Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Posted By:  Alisha Miranda
Photo:  Alisha Miranda

Umi Nom
For an Asian cuisine newbie like me, Umi Nom looked like a fair introduction to fusion. Tucked under a rusty LAUNDROMAT sign, Umi Nom brings tapas-style Filipino meals to Bed-Stuy. It's a perfect spot to have group dinners as their menu offers a number of yummy plates to share like crispy wings, marinated grilled pork chops, everyone's favorite pad thai, and bbq ribs. Here, you'll need to make extra room for drinks and desserts as well.



Thursday, August 04, 2011

Posted By:  Alisha Miranda
Photo:  Clay Williams

Dough
Nothing says an afternoon sugar rush like taking a bite out of one of Dough's donuts. Giving a whole new meaning to sticky fingers, these donuts are about the size of your head and fuel those sweet tooth cravings just by looks alone. I often come here on weekend afternoons to indulge in a selfish summer time snack, so far I've learned that arriving just before closing (4 pm) scores you some free extra donuts and sitting time with the owner. I highly recommend ordering a tasting plate of whichever donuts are that day's special but nothing beats some classic glazed ones and an iced coffee!



Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Posted By:  Alisha Miranda
Photo:  Clay Williams

One Last Shag
The neighborhood classes it up albeit with kitschy style and party remnants on the ceiling, a tiki beach bar in the back patio, and cheap but heavy duty drinks running all night. It's a good midday stop on weekends where young people meet up over cigs and beer to catch up on last night's festivities. At night this place gets packed with the young ones looking to have a good time. Bartenders are friendly but don't get it twisted, judgements will be thrown if you order a lame drink. Cheers!



Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Posted By:  Dawn Hoffman
Photo:  Dawn Hoffman

Dough
There's a new donut shop in Brooklyn to finally give Peter Pan a run for its money. Located off a slightly derelict strip of Lafayette Avenue, Dough sells an assortment of fresh, gourmet donuts all priced between $2 to $3.50 (ok, Peter Pan wins the affordable contest hands down). The Clinton Hill newcomer, owned by the team behind Choice Markets, offers both basic (plain glazed, chocolate cream) and exotic (hibiscus, blood orange topped with candied oranges) donuts. Inside, the bakery is simple, almost austere, with a single case displaying the rows of baked goodness. The bakery's kitchen, located in the front of the store and surrounded by glass, allows both patrons and passer-bys to watch/drool over the Dough staff busy at work. The Nutella cream donut is as heavenly as it sounds. The cheesecake with graham cracker is decadent without being too rich. Same goes for the dulce de leche with almonds which is so restrained in its flavors it could almost be mistaken for a plain glazed donut. Beverages are limited to coffee, loose-leaf tea, and hot chocolate (which pairs nicely with Dough's mini cinnamon donuts). Donuts are replenished throughout the day, but for the best selection go at an off-peak time.



Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Posted By:  Rob Tallia
Photo:  Rob Tallia

Yu Interiors
You probably don't have the money for this store, but...I want to write about it anyway, since I walked by it without ever going in for 3 years, which was foolish, since I'm one of those people that likes to look at cool furnishings even though I can't afford cool furnishings (everything in my house that people comment on is on loan from my father-in-law; I shall not complain that I don't own it, however). What's especially nice about Yu Interiors is that it seems as if everything they've chosen to display has been selected with uber-care, since I went around saying "I'd buy that," "I'd buy that," "I'd buy that," in my head (because I didn't want to give the proprietor the false sense of being ACTUALLY able to buy that, or that, or that). As with all good antique stores, the stuff you think is very cool (like the corrugated table lamps pictured) tends to sell pretty quickly, so if you do see something you like (and have the cash to purchase it), don't dither, because it most likely won't be there when you go back. And really, can there be anything worse than not getting those cool $400 table lamps you saw? Well, maybe one or two things...



Friday, May 28, 2010

Posted By:  Rob Tallia
Photo:  Rob Tallia

Dolores Deli Grocery
Went in to this unassuming grocery to grab a bottle of water one Saturday afternoon. Saw what looked like trays of excellent food to my left. Went back outside, grabbed wife (expert on West Indian food), asked her what she thought. Wife excited. Roast Pork, Curry Chicken, Grilled Chicken, Sausage...and perfect-looking concon (Dominican crusty rice) in a bowl. Ordered two small platters to go, one of the pork, one of the curry chicken. $7. Total. Went home. Ate it. Loved it. Have gone back. Have found all the cab drivers in Fort Greene eat here for lunch every day. Have found they have a special every day. Have had the goat recommended to me. Will try the goat. Have gone back once already for more roast pork and concon. Life: good.



Monday, April 05, 2010

Posted By:  Rob Tallia
Photo:  Rob Tallia

Greenlight Bookstore
Great neighborhoods deserve great bookstores. And with the opening last fall of Greenlight Bookstore, Fort Greene gets what it deserves--a great bookstore. With a feel similar to Flatiron's fabulous Idlewild, Greenlight stocks a well-curated selection of classics, children's books, New York-centric books, art and design books, and, of course, the ever-so-fashionable Not For Tourists Guide to Brooklyn. We certainly wish Greenlight all the best and we'll no doubt be trying to open a corporate account there. Nothing beats browsing in an actual bookstore, my friends. Well...maybe eating a Choice BLT while browsing in an actual bookstore...



Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Posted By:  Rob Tallia
Photo:  Rob Tallia

Roman's
Now that everyone has taken the time to eulogize Bonita, the former occupant of the space now called Roman's, we can all move forward and simply focus on what Roman's is doing, which is bring stellar New American with a handwritten menu every night to wealthy and/or credit-worthy Fort Greeners, in a space somewhat reminiscent of Vinegar Hill House's old-timey vibe, with a similar short but delectable ever-changing menu of goodness, including meats, fish, and top-notch pasta, all for our gustatory pleasure, and with the bonus that it's a five-minute walk afterwards to lovely Fort Greene Park, which will be even lovelier once this stinking fuck-all of a winter finally ends. Exeunt.



Friday, November 06, 2009

Posted By:  Rob Tallia
Photo:  Rob Tallia

Brooklyn Public House
Finding a good bar in Fort Greene isn't the hardest thing to do, as Alibi, Rope, Moe's, and Frank's Lounge are all perfectly excellent options, depending on mood. Finding a bar that also serves good pub grub, and has Belhaven Stout on tap, along with 23 other beers, is a bit harder. And finding one that serves this pub grub until 2 am was impossible--until now. Thank you, thank you, Brooklyn Public House, and as I am moving within 2 blocks of your fine establishment within 60 days, please don't do a bunk and leave in the interim. I have many more Belhavens to drink, and many more burgers to eat. And many more credit cards to tap out.



Friday, October 02, 2009

Posted By:  Rob Tallia
Photo:  Rob Tallia

Brooklyn Flea
Since large, shiny electronic things are not normally a feature of flea markets, I'm generally not that interested in them. But for the first year of its existence, the Brooklyn Flea every Saturday in Fort Greene was a pleasant enough place to buy stuff you don't need from local artists and other merchants. Now, however, there is a very good pupusa stand (a food item that I love so much, I wrote a poem about it), and there is an absolutely amazing pizza option called Pizza Moto, by a local genius named Dave Sclarow, who built his own mobile wood-burning pizza oven. Easily worth the half-hour wait at lunch time here at the flea market.



Friday, September 25, 2009

Posted By:  Molly Riordan
Photo:  Molly Riordan

Bittersweet
Bittersweet is a purveyor of things that will make you (or at least me) briefly, blissfully happy: coffee, ice cream, baked goods, and the color yellow. The tiny coffeeshop kitty-corner from Fort Greene Park has been pulling shots and churning frozen deliciousness for a couple years to the delight of park-goers and Pratt students alike. The shop is packed on Saturdays when the Farmer's Market is underway across the street, and generally humming as people linger at the handful of tables nibbling Balthazar scones and sipping well-frothed espresso drinks. The "sweet" part can be specifically attributed to its homemade ice cream--even the Times deemed the reappearance of its famed Jamaican Grapenut flavor a newsworthy event. In the less ice cream-friendly autumn, Bittersweet's unflappable baristas steam up hot apple ciders and take orders for holiday baked goods. Visible by the dogs tied up outside and the aforementioned happy-hue within, not even yours truly can be bitter about Bittersweet.



Monday, July 13, 2009

Posted By:  Rob Tallia
Photo:  Rob Tallia

No. 7
You enter by squeezing past the subway entrance which is literally directly outside your door; already, No. 7 is a pretty unique place (and yes, dear readers, DO send us photos of all the other restaurants that are directly behind a subway entrance). The first thing you see is a cool bar, then a small lounge area whose windows directly look out on to people coming up from/going down into the C at Lafayette. Then tables behind, in a similarly cool space. And then there is the food, which is simply brilliant; No. 7 easily catapults itself to the top of the Fort Greene restaurant scene with its inventive choices--especially the completely one-of-a-kind Fried Soft Boiled Egg topped with Caviar (pictured). God knows how many of these I could eat; I hope I'm never depressed enough to find out. The cold shrimp salad with jalapeno has a great kick to it; the scallops are cooked perfectly, and, of course, there is steak, with kimchi pierogies. Next up: going to try the fried chicken at brunch. We'll see if No. 7 still bats a thousand...



Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Posted By:  Rob Tallia
Photo:  Rob Tallia

One Last Shag
As my friend and I were sitting out on the patio drinking last Saturday night, I witnessed something at Sweet Revenge that I've never seen before and will probably never see again: a full-on hipster fight, complete with knockdowns, spilled beers, broken glass, and, of course, ejections. The bar staff was mortified, to say the least, as the vibe here is laid-back, with great tunes grooving via a DJ most nights, a grill for use by patrons, some of my favorite wallpaper ever, and, of course, that super back patio. So let's chalk the fight up to post-economic crash tensions and not sweat it. But why can't we all just get along?



Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Posted By:  Rob Tallia
Photo:  Rob Tallia

The General Greene
Yes, General Greene, we do salute you, and we do not salute for just anyone, in fact almost no one, but you are indeed salute-able, as everything we've tried here--and we've tried a bunch of things, as you are a subscriber to the "small plate" theory--has been excellent, even though we have not yet tried the candied bacon, as we are on some semblance of a diet and we have not yet found a diet that calls for candied bacon as part of its daily intake (though we will most assuredly keep looking, dear General Greene, you can trust us on that one), everything else has been quite good, especially the roasted cauliflower of which which my wife actually made quite a good version after being inspired by eating yours, again no small compliment to you, dear General, for making us aspire to do something other than simply going out to restaurants every single blessed night of the week, either way, we will see you again and best of luck; we promise to come again soon.



Thursday, December 11, 2008

Posted By:  Stuart Farr
Photo:  Rob Tallia

Choice Greene
Last year I wrote that all this neighborhood was missing was a rock club and a cheese shop; well, one down, one to go, thanks to Choice Market's Thierry Cabigeos. Choice Greene, his second of four planned ventures, is stocked with a great cheese counter, fresh Il Forno breads, cured meats, organic produce, and an excellent fish counter run by a former Blue Ribbon Sushi chef. If they are missing anything you want, they're still taking suggestions--heat lamps for the great patio behind the shop? I guess we'll just wait for Spring on that one. In the meantime, go grab some prosciutto, gruyere, and a baguette and make lunch like Parisians do. Now stay tuned for Choice Atlantic, where Thierry will do all the baking (and hopefully sell through the night).




Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Posted By:  Andy Heidel
Photo:  Andy Heidel

The Smoke Joint
I decided to live high on the hog and enjoy one of my favorite BBQ delicacies, the pulled pork sandwich with a side of beans and see how the competition matched up. Jakes on the Columbia waterfront is usually my go-to guy for BBQ delivery but he let me down this time. The pork was dry which is just inexcusable. (PPS $8.95, SOB $3.95). Sorry Jakes, ain't goin' back. In fact, I tossed out your menu. So I stumbled over to The Smoke Joint in Fort Greene to try out their fare (PPS $7, SOB $3). The sammy was decent but I found the beans lacking. Beware the can of Porkslap beer. You will be tempted but do not order one. Next time though, I'll get the beef short rib which I hear is amazing. The best deal is Bar BQ in the South Slope. On Monday's they do free bourbon and $2 Blue Point pints from 7-9:00pm with live music. (PPS w/ SOB $9.00). You have your choice of Carolina Vinegar or Sweet BBQ sauce and they concoct their own batches of hot sauce. Damn tasty (and drunk) times!



Thursday, July 17, 2008

Posted By:  Alex Steed
Photo:  Alex Steed

Caribbean Soul
A friend who is addicted--quite literally--to Soule ended up getting me hooked as well. Fortunately for my waistline our habits are incongruent; he indulges four times a week and I only go once or twice tops. I understand, however, how this illness got to him. The food, a mix of Southern and Caribbean, is hearty, tasty, and inexpensive (a take-out plate, which would be more appropriately described as a platter, goes for just over ten dollars). While there is a lot of meat-based fare, vegetarians can also find a good deal of meat-free options to love, like the savory fake barbecue chicken! Be sure to give sides like mac and cheese and fried bammy a try. Soule has a vicious way of sneaking into your consciousness and sticking around until you pick up the phone and place an order.



Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Posted By:  Rob Tallia
Photo:  Rob Tallia

Cafe Lafayette
Cafe Lafayette isn't actually as dark and small as the crappy picture might indicate. Almost, but not quite. It's got like four tables, plus two small tables outside (which are always set up for diners, even when it's ten degrees outside... utterly charming). "Intimate" may not be strong enough a word, but it will have to serve. But besides its cozy confines, it's got your standard French options, and like many other French restaurants in New York, those choices are good (quiche, Nicoise salad, mussels, etc.). But where in NYC can you beat rack of lamb for $15.95, my friend? You can't. Just go ahead and try. Also serving paninis for lunch and a damn fine burger with goat cheese, Cafe Lafayette pretty much has everything you need. Except space. But we don't have that in our apartments either, so who cares?



Friday, June 20, 2008

Posted By:  Andy Heidel
Photo:  Andy Heidel

Moe's
I love going to Moe's in Fort Greene. It's hip but not holier-than-thou; cool, but not overly ironic. There's the 2-for-1 draft beer happy hour from 3 to 730; they're always spinning the best mix of music from old school funk to R&B and the crowd is evenly dispersed among gender and ethnic lines due to Fort Greene's ability to gentrify the graceful way. In some ways it can be considered the perfect NYC bar. The first time I came here seven years back they used to have Duff on tap and a velvet portrait of Moe the bartender from The Simpsons on the wall. That was also the time someone asked me while waiting in line for the bathroom "Do you want to go to Columbia?" to which I replied "Not really, but I've always wanted to go to Costa Rica."




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Other Fort Greene / Clinton Hill Restaurants

67 Burger
Super-cool stop for a quick bite before your movie at BAM.
abistro
Three words: Senegalese Fried Chicken.
Bati
Friendly (aren't they all?) Ft. Greene Ethiopian. Good pre-BAM option.
Black Iris
Middle Eastern; good lamb, terrible chicken, excellent Zataar bread.
Black Swan
Great pub, long menu, late-night bites ... about perfect.
Caribbean Soul
Everything from king crab to roti to curry goat to blackened salmon. Tons of sides.
Castro's
Burritos delivered con cervesas, if you like.
Chez Lola
French, inventive specials; a Ft. Greene favorite.
Chez Oskar
French cuisine in a good neighborhood bistro.
Choice Market
Excellent sandwiches, baked goods, burgers, etc. served w/ maddening slowness.
Colonia Verde
Latin American flavors and 3 great dining spaces. Nice.
Dolores Deli Grocery
Dominican delicacies (roast pork, goat, etc.) for $3.50. Awesome.
Dough
The perfect coffee partner: amazing doughnuts!
Five Spot Soul Food
Hoppin' soul food joint w/ live entertainment.
Hoya Santa
Tasty Mexican comes to the DeKalb strip...good, a tad pricey though.
Il Porto
Cute Italian/pizzeria in front of the Navy Yard.
Joloff Restaurant
Plain rice splendorized by West African sauces.
Kush
West African café and restaurant; killer short ribs.
Locanda Vini & Olii
Rustic but pricey neighborhood Italian. Marvelous décor.
Lulu & Po
Small-plates goodness arrives in Fort Greene. Sweet(breads)!
Luz
Yuppie interior with requisite brunch.
Madiba
South African--Bunny Chow, need we say more? Shebeen with live music.
Marietta
Haute-Southern cuisine plus good cocktails.
No. 7
Hip killer postmodern goodness in Ft. Greene.
Olea
Friendly, buzzing neighborhood tapas/Mediterranean. Get the bronzino.

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Other Fort Greene / Clinton Hill Nightlife

Bar Olivino
Companion wine bar to Olivino Wines.
Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Masons + Indie Rock = smiles all around.
Brooklyn Public House
Lots of beers, with food, open 'till 2 am. Perfect.
Der Schwarze Kolner
German beer hall, w/ food. Ft. Greene now almost perfect.
Dick & Jane's Bar
A very, very cool speakeasy hidden behind four garage doors. Sssshhhh...
Frank's Cocktail Lounge
When you need to get funky.
Hanson Dry
Good cocktails.
Le Grand Dakar
Occasional live music; skip the jazz but check out the African sets.
One Last Shag
Great locals bar with patio, free grill, and Guinness on tap.
Project Parlor
Cozy bar with surprisingly huge backyard in shabby environs.
Rustik Tavern
Neighborhood tap draws cozy clientele.
Sputnik
Fabulously furnished Pratt hangout.
Stonehome Wine Bar
Dark cave for serious oenophiles.
The Alibi
Real deal neighborhood bar.
The Emerson
Good pub for Pratt students and locals.
The Fulton Grand
Well appointed, good beer and whiskey selection.

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Other Fort Greene / Clinton Hill Shopping

Atlantic Terminal Mall
And then there's Target.
Bargains R Us
Simultaneously one of the handiest and one of the sketchiest places to shop in Brooklyn.
Bespoke Bicycles
Small bike shop, service, sales, repairs.
Bicycle Station
Laid-back store convenient to points east and west.
Blue Bass Vintage
Thrift store with wide selection and rummage sale feel.
Brooklyn Flea
Already-famous flea market with rotating vendors & killer food.
Cake Joy
Absolutely delish cupcakes and cakes.
Choice Greene
Cheese, game, produce. The gentrification of Fort Greene is complete.
Dope Jams
Soul, funk, hip-hop, but no dope.
Gnarly Vines
Cool Myrtle wine merchant.
Green in BKLYN
One-stop shop to help you live an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Greene Grape Provisions
Excellent gourmet meat-cheese-fish trifecta.
Greenlight Bookstore
Ft. Greene's newest and immediately best bookstore.
Hardware 2.0
Best music in a hardware store you'll ever hear.
Lit Fuse Cyclery
Hipster neighborhood fixer-up shop, repairs cheap, attitude great.
Malchijah Hats
Beautiful and unique hats.
Olivino Wines
Micro-sized wine shop.
Pratt Store
Art supplies, books, ephemera.
Target
The everything store. Seriously.
The Greene Grape
Ft. Greene wine nexus.
Thirst Wine Merchants
Brilliant wine and alcohol selection, plus bar.
Utrecht Art Supplies
Cavernous art store servicing Pratt students & local artists.
White Elephant Gallery
Mindset is key. It could be treasure.
Yu Interiors
Modern furniture, bags, and candles.

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Other Fort Greene / Clinton Hill Landmarks

Broken Angel
Awesome-bizarre backdrop of Chappelle's Block Party; still in limbo, now fire-damaged.
Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)
America's oldest continuously operating performing arts center. Never dull.
Brooklyn Masonic Temple
Its vestrymen have included Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson.
Brooklyn Navy Yard
Nation's first navy yard employed 70,000 people during WWII. Today, it houses a diverse range of businesses.
Fort Greene Park
Liquor store proximity is a plus on a warm afternoon when you visit this welcome chunk of green.
Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
Nationally known church with performing arts; former Underground Railroad stop.
Long Island Rail Road - Atlantic Terminal
A low red-brick building hosting more than 20 million passengers annually. A total craphole.
Pratt Institute Steam Turbine Power Plant
This authentic steam generator gets fired up a few times a year to impress the parents. Cool.
Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument
Crypt holds remains of thousands of Revolutionary War-era prisoners.
Steiner Studios
Film studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Williamsburgh Savings Bank Building
Still the tallest building in the borough and when you're lost, a sight for sore eyes.

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