Fort Greene: A “Green” destination

PHOTO: offManhattan.com

PHOTO: offManhattan.com

The website “offManhattan.com” promotes “destinations off the island that are reachable without a car” therefore being “GREEN” outings. A recent post titled “A Spring Fling in Fort Greene” called-out Fort Greene as a “Green” adventure with DEKALB AVENUE destinations MADIBA and LOU LOU, plus nearby OLEA leading the way. Not only can people reach the heart of Fort Greene easily by the ever environmentally-friendly NYC subway from any part of Manhattan (Westside 2/3/B/D/A/C…. East Side 4/5… plus the Q/R/N and even the M/Z) and from Queens and Park Slope, there’s the beloved G-train!).

LONG ISLAND residents: leave your car on the island and get to Dekalb Avenue by taking the energy-efficient LIRR to Atlantic Avenue and walking along the tree-lined blocks of the Fort Greene Historic District – lined with 130-year-old brownstones that are filled with recycled and reused period materials inside and out!

FOOT POWER? Reduce your carbon footprint even more by taking a nice walk across the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridges to Fort Greene… made easier with thoughts of a bite to eat or something to drink waiting for you at an outdoor cafe at the end of your stroll.

BROOKLYN FLEA RETURNS TO FORT GREENE, SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2009
Another “green” activity in Fort Greene: the BROOKLYN FLEA -with its vintage treasures and crafts it’s recycling raised to an art form. The BROOKLYN FLEA on Lafayette Avenue is only one block from restaurants, cafes, bars, shops and boutiques of DEKALB AVENUE and the Olmstead & Vaux masterpiece Fort Greene Park where the FARMER’S MARKET sets up shop every Saturday selling lots of… greens!

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