The New York Times profiles Fort Greene and a Brooklyn Heights couple who recently moved there. With its mix of great restaurants and a diverse population, should Brooklyn Heights aspire to be a little more like Fort Greene?
New York Times: Living in Fort Greene: “It’s a small neighborhood, but it’s like a little jewel,” said Ryan Donovan, a 29-year-old dancer who moved to South Oxford Street with his partner, Erik Gensler, 31, last May.
The couple moved from Brooklyn Heights after a long hunt for the right apartment, which they spotted on an open-house listing. There were no photos, but the place was just the right price on just the right street.
They bought the two-bedroom co-op for $355,000, and after closing removed one bedroom, to open up their living space. Now, on weekends, they visit friends who make ricotta cheese and jewelry at the Brooklyn Flea market, and they idle on the hill in Fort Greene Park, reading the newspaper.