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  • Ft. Greene park

  • Ft. Greene park

  • Ft. Greene park

  • Ft. Greene park

  • Olea

  • Tillie's of Brooklyn

  • Tillie's of Brooklyn

  • Tillie's of Brooklyn

Ft. Greene park

Photographs: Caroline Voagen Nelson

 

Tillie's of Brooklyn (248 DeKalb Ave at Vanderbilt Ave, 718-783-8691) is the ultimate FG hang spot: It serves coffee, hosts regular salons and open mikes, and showcases local artwork.

Mingle with natives, yupsters and Pratt kids at Fort Greene Park (Washington Park between DeKalb and Myrtle Aves, nycgovparks.org). Don't miss the century-old Prison Ship Martyrs Memorial, rising like a phallus amid the park greenery.

The pre- and post-Flea brunch crowd should devour green eggs and lamb at lovely Olea (171 Lafayette Ave at Adelphi St, 718-643-7003).

Control freaks can mix their own smoothies on the bike-powered blender at eco-chic Habana Outpost (757 Fulton St at South Portland Ave, 718-858-9500), reopening Sat 18, or buy a custom ride at the nabe's brand-new Bespoke Bicycles (64B Lafayette Ave at South Elliott Pl, 718-643-6816).

 

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