Fort Green, Brooklyn Places

Part of our Brooklyn travel guide; our list of the best things to see in Fort Green, including Brooklyn Museum, BAM Harvey Theatre and Bogotá Latin Bistro.
  • The best place in Fort Green Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum

    Brooklyn Museum

    200 Eastern Pkwy
    W 11AM-6PM, Th-F 11AM-10PM, Sa-Su 11AM-6PM. Suggested contribution $10 adults, $6 students and seniors, free for children under 12. Housed in a 560,000-square-foot, Beaux-Arts building, the Brooklyn is the 2nd largest art museum in New York City and one of the largest in the USA. Its world-renowned permanent collections include more than one million objects, from ancient Egyptian masterpieces to contemporary art, and represent a wide range of cultures. Only a 30-minute subway ride from midtown Manhattan, with its own newly renovated subway station, the museum is part of a complex of 19th century parks and gardens that also includes Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, and the Prospect Park Zoo. On the first Saturday of each month, the museum is open until 11PM with free admission and special events.
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  • BAM Harvey Theatre

    BAM Harvey Theatre

    651 Fulton Street
    A good cinema in an old opera hall. Films shown are in between arthouse and mainstream.
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  • Bogotá Latin Bistro

    Bogotá Latin Bistro

    141 5th Ave
    M 5PM-11PM, W-Th 5PM-11PM, F 5PM-1AM, Sa noon-1AM, Su noon-11PM. Pan-Latin cuisine ranging the South American continent with main dishes from Colombia. Full service bar featuring mojitos and imported Latin American beers and wines. Happy hour and live music.
    Fort Green
  • Martyrs'


    3855 N Lincoln Ave
    Shows start 7PM-9:30PM. Tickets $5-25. Artists in Chicago have developed communities in so many different genres — rock, blues, jazz, classical, hip hop, house, reggae, folk, country & numerous traditional ethnic style — that Martyrs' strives to be the place to see each of them.
    Fort Green
  • Cog & Pearl

    190 5th Ave
    Noon-8PM daily. A great place to find high quality hand-made designer items. A one-stop shop for last minute gifts.
    Fort Green
  • Beacon's Closet

    Beacon's Closet

    86 N
    11th Street (between Berry and Wythe). A big thrift store focusing on clothes, they buy and sell and have lots of variety for men and women. Also lots of shoes.
    Fort Green
  • Brooklyn Superhero Supply Store

    372 5th Ave
    The Brooklyn Superhero Supply Co. is your one-stop shopping destination for crime-fighting needs in the Tri-State area. Items on sale include capes, masks, secret identity kits, invisibility detection goggles, particle blasters, powdered anti-matter, deflector gauntlets, bottled justice, maps showing hotspots of good and evil, power rings, and countless other tools essential for any hard-working do-gooder. Test a cape, get devillainized, create your superhero persona and enter it in the master log - they've got it all. The BSSC is also a clever front for the 826NYC Student Writing Center, a non-profit center founded by Dave Eggers (among others) where kids aged 6-18 may receive after school tutoring, or attend a variety of creative workshops, all free of charge. Student writing is on sale in the store, along with books and other items from the McSweeney's label.
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  • Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts

    80 Hanson Place
    Suggested donation $4 adults, $3 students (16 and under), free for children 12 and under.
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  • The Brooklyn Brewery

    The Brooklyn Brewery

    79 N 11th St
    11th Street (between Berry and Wythe). The award-winning brewery has grown to buildings on both sides of 11th, and they offer tours on both weekends and weekdays. The tour is a lot of fun and educational, and you get tokens to sample some of the delicious brew. They don't have a kitchen, but some great local pizza places deliver to the brewery -- it may seem odd but it's encouraged. There are some no reservation tours on Saturday and Sunday, with reservations required for smaller, more private tours Monday through Thursday. On Friday there are no tours, but it's a popular hangout. More information on tours can be found at their website.
    Fort Green
  • Brooklyn Nets

    Barclays Center
    An NBA team that plays in the Barclays Center, an arena at 620 Atlantic Ave. Formerly the New Jersey Nets before 2012, it's now the first major league team to call Brooklyn its home since 1958, after the Dodgers left to Los Angeles.
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  • Junior's


    386 Flatbush Ave Ext
    Su-Th 6:30AM-Midnight, F-Sa 6:30AM-2AM. Sure, you can eat their famous cheesecake in Grand Central, but why not try the original? With an ad announcing loud and clear that this is it, it's one of the first places you'll see coming off the Manhattan bridge. Home to what is known as "the most fabulous cheesecake," and also featuring New York deli items like tongue sandwiches, this restaurant has been a Brooklyn favorite for decades. The gracious waiters, dressed immaculately in suits and ties, are part of the atmosphere.
    Fort Green
  • Le Petit Chateau

    Locally produced porcelain dolls.
    Fort Green
  • Ghenet


    348 Douglass St
    M 5PM-10PM, Tu-Th 5PM-10:30PM, F 5PM-11PM, Sa noon-11PM, Su noon-10:30PM. Delicious Ethiopian food. Try kitfo or the gored-gored, or, if raw meat isn't to your taste, try any of the more conventional Ethiopian offerings. They have set plates that are good, but can be somewhat limiting.
    Fort Green
  • Press 195

    Press 195

    195 5th Ave
    M-Th 11:30AM-10PM, F-Sa 11:30AM-11PM, Su noon-10PM. Cash only. Serves 30 unique panini (including the ability to create your own panino) in a high end style. Press 195 has a fantastic outside seating area that is ideal for enjoying great sandwiches on a sunny day.
    Fort Green
  • Tea Lounge

    Tea Lounge

    837 Union St
    M-Th 7AM-1AM, F 7AM-2AM, Sa 8AM-2AM, Su 8AM-1AM. By now it's a tried and true formula: a big room with lots of thrift-shop couches, an Italian coffee machine and the expertise to use it to make a well crafted mocha. Pastries, bagels, wine, hard liquor, smoothies. Throw in cool ceiling fans and free wireless internet access and you're set for a great morning windup to NYC sightseeing. $2 regular coffee is just the bonus.
    Fort Green
  • Sit & Wonder

    Sit & Wonder

    688 Washington Ave
    Hip little coffee shop serving Stumptown coffee and pastries. A nice place to hang out with free wifi.
    Fort Green
  • Moim


    206 Garfield Pl
    Tu 5:30PM-10:30PM, W Noon-3PM and 5:30PM-10:30PM, Th-F noon-3PM and 5:30PM-11PM, Sa noon-4:30PM and 5:30PM-11PM, Su noon-4:30PM and 5:30PM-10:30PM. Delicious modern Korean food. Although probably not terribly authentic, as the food here is rather haute, it is still delicious and worth the price. As is usual in Korean restaurants, the bulgogi is a good bet, but the grilled squid and the vegetable noodles are excellent as well.
    Fort Green
  • Folukie


    1168 Bedford Ave
    Great Trinidadian food in a small but stylish Bed-Stuy restaurant. The bigger draw, though, may be the music—jazz and R&B—which sees some really talented local musicians. Be sure to check the website to see who's playing when.
    Fort Green
  • Al di Là Trattoria

    Al di Là Trattoria

    248 5th Ave
    al di là trattoria- Venetian inspired Italian cuisine in Park Slope, Brooklyn
    Fort Green
  • Scopello

    63 Lafayette Avenue
    Su-Th 5PM-11PM, F-Sa 5PM-11:30PM. Delicious Sicilian/Italian food, also influenced by Greek, Spanish, and Arabic cuisines. Warm atmosphere. Dinner is usually under $20. The sardine appetizer is incredible.
    Fort Green
  • Total Wine Bar

    74 5th Ave
    M-Th 6PM-1AM, F 6PM-2AM, Sa 3PM-2AM, Su 3AM-1AM. A very upscale but reasonably priced wine bar that also serves fine cheeses among other small plates. The atmosphere is excellent for a date or just a great place to hang out with a few friends. It is not particularly conducive to larger groups however.
    Fort Green
  • Madiba

    195 DeKalb Avenue
    South African food in a township chic setting. Enjoy such dishes as Biltong and Droewors, Samosas South African style, Bobotie, and of course, Peri Peri. Accompany dinner with South African wine and finish it off with a milk tart.
    Fort Green
  • Barclays Center

    Barclays Center

    620 Atlantic Ave
    Barclays Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Brooklyn, New York. It sits partly on a platform over the Metropolitan Transportation Authority-owned Vanderbilt Yards rail yard at Atlantic Avenue. It is part of a proposed $4.9 billion sports arena, business and residential complex known as the Atlantic Yards.
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  • Oshima

    71 7th Ave
    M-Th noon-3PM and 5PM-11PM, F noon-3PM and 5PM-midnight, Sa 1PM-midnight, Su 1PM-11PM. Delicious sushi. Their best sushi is their rolls, although their individual pieces are good, and the sushi plates are a decent deal.
    Fort Green
  • Southpaw

    125 5th Ave
    M-Th 8PM-2AM, F-Sa 8PM-4AM. Park Slope music venue.
    Fort Green
  • Fort Greene Park

    Fort Greene Park

    Fort Greene Park
    Coordinates: 40°41′31″N 73°58′32″W / 40.691897°N 73.975474°W / 40.691897; -73.975474
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