Family-friendly and ethnically diverse, Fort Greene is a cultural hub and a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The land that is Fort Greene today was a tobacco plantation in 1649. During the American Revolutionary War, Fort Greene was the site of the Battle of Long Island, in 1776, where George Washington and the Continental Army withdrew defeated troops from the fort under the cover of darkness from the British. In the 1800s, Fort Greene was known as The Hill, and home to a small commuter population and several large farms. By the end of the 1800s, construction in the area had virtually ended, and the area still maintains hundreds of row houses of virtually original appearance.
Originally named Washington Park, locals enjoyed visiting the grounds of the old fort for recreation and relaxation. The City of Brooklyn designated the site for use as a public park in 1845 and renamed it Fort Greene Park in 1897. It is officially the first park of Brooklyn. Today, the play equipment resembles fortresses, and the new weathervane on top of the comfort station is shaped like a bald eagle with a banner reading “1776.” Thirteen stone pillars feature bronze plaques that identify the state trees and animals of the original colonies.
Nowadays, Fort Greene is a beloved Brooklyn neighborhood that’s diverse and accessible. Beyond the lush greenery of Fort Greene Park, you’ll find shopping at bustling Brooklyn Flea, brownstones and row houses and a thriving entertainment scene – all anchored by a refreshingly tight-knit community that shares outdoor movies together. Fort Greene is a diverse mix of families and professionals from all walks of life.
Sounds like a great place to live …right? Luxury apartment towers are starting to pop up in Fort Greene and competing for new tenants’ attention.
The Hub is offering one month free rent and is designed to create a true community for its residence. The Hub offers a 75 foot long swimming pool, a massive landscaped terrace, cabanas with grills, party and screening rooms and a fitness center.
Fort Greene’s The Ashland is located at 250 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY, in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, offering studios, 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom apartments. The Ashland is an exclusive collection of luxury, no-fee apartments for rent and is a full service residential building offering an inspiring amenity package, exemplary service, and unrivaled access to Brooklyn’s Cultural District.
300 Ashland Place is presented by Two Trees Management, whose property portfolio includes apartments in Dumbo Brooklyn and apartments in Brooklyn Heights. With a distinctive metal façade blanketed with 15, 653 zigzagging aluminum panels, 300 Ashland Place has 35 numbered floors and 379 units. The lower floors of the building will be occupied by city-owned cultural space including dance studios for public performances, theaters and a public library.
Take your pick, and if these won’t do, there are always Dumbo Brooklyn apartments to look at…