Profile for Fort Greene, New York, NY
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Fort Greene is a neighborhood of Brooklyn
The community was named for Nathanael Greene, Revolutionary War hero
Elevation is 59 feet.
The neighborhood is at the foot of the Manhattan Bridge.
Bounded by Navy Street, Prince Street, Ashland Avenue, Flatbush Avenue Extension, Nassau Street, Flushing Avenue and Atlantic Avenue.
Well-known residents have included:
· Spike Lee, filmmaker
· John Steinbeck, author
· Betty Carter, jazz singer
· Wynton and Brenton Marsalis, musicians
· Richard Wright, author
· Marianne Moore, poet
Performing arts: Mark Morris Dance Group
Nearby parks & recreation:
Fort Greene Park
Colleges and universities:
Brooklyn Academy of Music, Long Island University-Brooklyn
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Neighborhood historic districts include Fort Greene Historic District.
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