A Bright Future
At the turn into the 21st Century Fort Greene embraces high hope as a vital part of downtown Brooklyn. A rising crest of talented young artists and professionals has taken residence here. Creative independent shops and restaurants now line the avenues. Better still, innovation and culture is more assured with the arrival of the Mark Morris Dance Group, a new High School of the Arts that includes courses in preservation, a revitalized Brooklyn Music School, 651 Arts that advances African American performing arts, the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York, The Polonsky Shakespeare Theatre, and of course the Brooklyn Academy of Music — all enviable assets for Fort Greene’s future. More promises are still unfolding with the Brooklyn Academy of Music Local Development Corporation that seeks to build a new Visual and Performing Arts Library and other new vehicles of culture.