Fort Greene, Brooklyn: Riding the Wave of Gentrification

As of Nov. 5, StreetEasy’s website featured 43 properties for sale, culled from multiple sources. The least expensive active listing was a two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 115 Ashland Place with a no-pets policy, priced at $699,000, with a monthly homeowner’s fee of $947. The most expensive was a five-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom townhouse at 322 Carlton Avenue, priced at $3.995 million, with monthly taxes of $1,051.

If you were in Fort Greene Park on the Saturday before Halloween, you would have seen — and might have voted on — contestants in the annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest. First prize went to Lincoln, a 2-year-old Yorkshire terrier dressed as Snoopy, and Lola, a 7-year-old mixed breed outfitted as the Red Baron; they were seated in a spinning biplane made of insulation foam.

P.S. 20, the Clinton Hill School, on Adelphi Street, near the border of the two neighborhoods, enrolls 539 students in prekindergarten through fifth grade, and offers a French-English dual language program. On 2017-18 state tests, 54 percent of the students met standards in English, versus 46 percent citywide; 63 percent met standards in math, versus 47 percent citywide.

Urban Assembly Academy of Arts and Letters is a lottery-based school with a diversity-based admissions policy open to students throughout District 13 in Brooklyn. It shares a building with P.S. 20, but because of overcrowding might merge next year with P.S. 305 in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The school enrolls 525 students in kindergarten through eighth grade. On 2017-18 state tests, 72 percent of students met standards in English, versus 47 percent citywide; 58 percent met standards in math, versus 43 percent citywide.

Greene Hill School, on Adelphi Street, is a private, progressive school that enrolls about 150 students in prekindergarten through eighth grade. The annual sliding-scale tuition is designed to encourage diversity and ranges from $4,239 to $32,440 in the lower school and $5,060 to $36,990 in the middle school, with financial aid available.

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