Navy Green’s immediate neighborhood traces its history back to the 17th century, and includes a stunning mix of residential and industrial architecture. The area is a vibrant and eclectic mix of all things Brooklyn, from charming sidewalk cafés, to beautiful parks and world-class cultural institutions. It’s only a few blocks to Fort Greene Park, an elegant space originally advocated for by the poet Walt Whitman and now host to the annual Fort Greene Park Summer Literary Festival. The nearby restaurants lining a pair of Brooklyn’s hottest culinary streets, Myrtle and DeKalb Avenues, include local gastro pub Putnam’s Pub & Cooker (where the salt-and-pepper shrimp are a neighborhood favorite); Peck’s, the popular coffee shop and grocery store offering La Colombe coffee and an ever changing menu of craft beers; and Il Porto on Washington Avenue, a traditional Italian brick-oven pizzeria. The street also boasts a Cuban restaurant, Mojito Cuban Cuisine, and the Rabbithole art gallery, where residents can take yoga classes. The Brooklyn Roasting Company is two blocks down the street. Wegman’s, the prized Rochester-based grocery chain that many consider to be the finest in the US, recently announced that it’s first NYC store will be in the Navy Yard, only steps from Navy Green.

Over the years, the local artistic and entrepreneurial community has thrived, with the Navy Yard being home to many artists’ studios. Navy Green is a short walk to brownstone Brooklyn, downtown Brooklyn, and established arts institutions like BAM, Pratt, and the Barclay Center. From exciting dining and recreation to culture and entertainment, new residents will enjoy discovering everything this quirky quarter has to offer.

The Navy Yard

The transformation of Brooklyn’s Navy Yard is akin to that of Brooklyn itself. Now a hub for innovation in industries including tech, film and even urban agriculture, the Navy Yard is a recognized Historic District with its eyes set firmly on the future. Like DUMBO to the South and Williamsburg to the North, it is a neighborhood with a pioneer spirit where creators flourish. More than 200 businesses call the Navy Yard home, including Brooklyn Grange farm, which operates a 65,000 square-foot rooftop commercial farm, and Steiner Studios, one of the largest production film studios outside of Los Angeles. Many Brooklyn artists lease studio space in the Navy Yard, and have established an association, Brooklyn Navy Yard Arts. The Brooklyn Navy Yard Center, located in Building 92, is a gallery space dedicated to the history and future of the Navy Yard. The Yard and the district around it are becoming increasingly residential; nearly 700 of the 6,000 workers in the Navy Yard are residents in the immediate neighborhood.

Grocery & Retail

  • Fresh Fanatic Supermarket
  • Gnarly Vines
  • Grapeshot Wine & Spirits
  • Greene-Ville Garden
  • Kings County Distillery
  • Mast Brothers Chocolate
  • Pratt ARC Gym
  • Utrecht Art Supply
  • Walgreens Pharmacy
  • Waza
  • Wegmans Supermarket

Leisure & Recreation

  • Body by Brooklyn
  • Brooklyn Bark
  • Building 92
  • CKO Kickboxing
  • Fort Greene Flea Market
  • Lucky Lotus Yoga & Cafe
  • Moy Yee Kung Fu
  • NYC Pet
  • Red Lantern Bicycles
  • Steiner Studios
  • Vespa Brooklyn
  • Weaving Hand Art Center

Restaurant & Cafes

  • Baguette About It
  • Bittersweet
  • Black Iris
  • Brooklyn Roasting Company
  • Café Paulette
  • Chez Oskar
  • Desserts by Michael Allen
  • Dino
  • Il Porto
  • Lola Bklyn
  • Lulu & Po
  • Luz
  • Madiba
  • Maggie Brown
  • Martha
  • Mike’s Coffee Shop
  • Mojito Cuban Cuisine
  • Oaxaca Taqueria
  • Parlor Coffee
  • Putnam's
  • Roman's
  • Smooch Organic
  • SoCo
  • Splitty
  • Sushi D
  • The General Greene
  • The Runner
  • Walter’s
  • WTF Coffee Lab
  • Zaytoons