The area of the apartment is absolutely fantastic with its many renown restaurants and bars and its lightning fast commute to any part of Manhattan on numerous subways, buses or cabs. Brooklyn has a lot to offer to its residents and to tourists alike. The apartment is in the Fort Greene neighborhood, located close to Manhattan and next to hip Williamsburg and Greenpoint - close enough to enjoy Williamsburg’s restaurants, nightlife and shopping.
Just 1 block from the apartment is DeKalb Avenue which is home to many ethnic restaurants – offering every type of cuisine in any setting imaginable as well as some of New York’s most current places. There are several restaurants to which New Yorkers travel to Fort Greene. Among those are: seasonal and local Henry’s End at 44 Henry Street, The Grocery restaurant at 288 Smith Street, Al Di La at 248 5th Avenue, Ici at 246 DeKalb avenue, Applewood at 501 11th street, Madiba restaurant at 195 DeKalb Avenue and Locanda Vini e Olii at 129 Gates Avenue.
Like other internationally celebrated areas such as Notting Hill in London and Le Marais in Paris, Brooklyn's Fort Greene has all the elements in place to emerge as one of the better big-city neighborhoods on the planet. With services, culture and people who care more about how they live than how they look, the neighborhood has put cool aside and in the process built a community where everyone and anyone feels at home.
There's a hat maker who crowns reggae stars, a vegetarian restaurant with a bar scene, French bistros, coffee shops, a wine store every block, a half-century-old dive bar and a South African-themed eatery with an international clientele that makes the United Nations seem segregated. It's got Brooklyn's oldest park, its top high school and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Almost every subway line snaking through the five boroughs stops blocks away.
BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music) is a multi-arts center located close by. For more than 150 years, BAM has been the home for adventurous artists, audiences, and ideas—engaging both global and local communities. With world-renowned programming in theater, dance, music, opera, film, and much more, BAM showcases the work of emerging artists and innovative modern masters.
If you want to relax you also have a beautiful Fort Greene park very close to the apt (5-10 minute walk) where you can exercise or enjoy one of the music, sport or tour events organized there throughout spring, summer and autumn months.
If you’d like to cook at home, there are many little Delis in the area where you can get breakfast and lunch food like eggs, milk, ham and bread as well as big supermarkets. The closest supermarket is C-Town on the corner of DeKalb Ave and Taaffe Plaza.
If you need to withdraw money there is Chase bank on the corner of Myrtle Ave and DeKalb Ave and Sovereign bank on the corner of Willoughby and Steuben Street.
There are two large pharmacies nearby – Duane Reade on the corner of Nostrand Ave and Myrtle Ave and Wallgreens on the corner of Myrtle and Clermont. All the pharmacies in the US sell a lot of different foods, cosmetics, household supplies. Usually pharmacies are like miniature supermarkets with a prescription counter. You can even buy groceries and prepaid phones there!
If you’re flying to New York, you can take the A train straight from JFK airport and switch to the G train at Hoyt-Schermerhorn station; the entire trip will take you under 30 minutes! You have a lot of subway lines near the apartment, the closest is the G train “Classon Avenue” stop, just 3 minutes away! Walking distance away are also Franklin with the C train (blue line), DeKalb with the Q, R (yellow line) and B trains (orange line). The Atlantic avenue stop is a little further away, but it is a major transportation hub including Long Island Railroad trains
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