Here’s Why Fort Greene And Clinton Hill Are The Best Places To Take A Date

Here’s Why Fort Greene And Clinton Hill Are The Best Places To Take A Date
Many locals can enjoy rooftop views of Manhattan from their Fort Greene and Clinton Hill homes during the summer. (Photo by Francisco Daum)
Many locals can enjoy rooftop views of Manhattan from their Fort Greene and Clinton Hill homes during the summer. That’s what we call a good date. (Photo by Francisco Daum)

Brooklyn Magazine has omitted Fort Greene and Clinton Hill from its list of best dates by neighborhood. We assume it’s because everyone else would pale in comparison.

“Brooklyn’s 11 Best Dates By Neighborhood” was published on June 27 — right in the heart of summer, which Fort Greene is empirically the best place to be during.

“10) Day trip into Queens: Guess what: Queens is not Brooklyn, but it’s also not too far away” somehow made the list ahead of Fort Greene Park, Myrtle Avenue, historic architecture and the best damn bar in Brooklyn.

Anke and Bode play together in Fort Greene Park. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Sheehan.)
Not pictured: trees of green, red roses too. (Photo courtesy of Barbara Sheehan.)

Have fun getting to Queens. Gonna take the G? It probably needs repairs. Otherwise, you can just sit around waiting on the BQX, if that ever happens.

Meanwhile, we’ll hang back in Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. On top of all the stuff we listed above, we can see also see a show at BAM, use our brains at BRIC, and… EAT.

Escargot here (Courtesy Fort Greene Focus)
Escargot to Cafe Paulette. (Courtesy Fort Greene Focus)

Fort Greene and Clinton Hill are the best places to go with an empty stomach. Or a full one. Either way, you’ll get hungry.

We can check out the Greenmarket, get a killer cocktail, stop off for the best pizza in the Brownstone Belt, nom on *babka ice cream*, eat authentic dosas, and those aren’t exactly deep cuts.

You know who else didn’t make the list? Bensonhurst and Ditmas Park. I smell a conspiracy.

Naturally, Park Slope made the list. Enjoy your date with the trash pile.

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