About the FGA

FGA-logo-symbol-shape-150wThe Fort Greene Association is an inclusive organization, concerned about the needs of all residents. Whether you are a homeowner or renter, live in the Historic District or outside, you are welcome to become involved, join the association and attend meetings and events.

We want to know what is important to you and how we can work together to make Fort Greene an even better place to live and work.

The Fort Greene Association, originally named the Fort Greene Landmarks Preservation Committee, was formed in 1973 to preserve the distinctive 19th century architectural heritage of Fort Greene, Brooklyn, including the Olmsted and Vaux designed Fort Greene Park and Stanford White’s Prison Ship’s Martyrs Memorial. In 1978, the diligent efforts of the late Herbert Scott-Gibson, the founder of The Fort Greene Landmarks Preservation Committee, and other early members, were rewarded when both BAM and the Fort Greene historic districts were accorded landmark district status by the New York City Landmarks Commission. Along with the Historic District of Clinton Hill, this downtown Brooklyn area is one of the largest intact remnants of a 19th century city in New York State and the nation. In 1994 the Fort Greene Landmarks Preservation Committee was changed to The Fort Greene Association upon federal recognition as a not for profit organization.

Over time, The Fort Greene Association’s mission has evolved to address many of the broader concerns of our diverse community. Working together with our elected officials, city agencies and commissions and other community organizations, the Fort Greene Association has tried to insure that area residents have a voice concerning larger issues that affect our neighborhood. Among other things, the Fort Greene Association has worked closely with The New York Department of City Planning to amend zoning to ensure that future development in Fort Greene will harmonize in scale and purpose with the character of the neighborhood; lobbied the NYC Department of Transportation to improve pedestrian and biker safety; and through proceeds raised from the highly successful, biannual Fort Greene House Tour and additional private donations, the Fort Greene Association has begun distributing grants to a variety of local community organizations and has reached out to several local, public schools with seed money to enhance education and arts programs.

The Fort Greene Association is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that supports and works in concert with the many other fine organizations that make our community so special and vital.

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Fort Greene Association [FGA] Privacy Policy

The Fort Greene Association is a member based community organization comprised of concerned residents, either homeowners or renters that are concerned with quality of life issues within Fort Greene Brooklyn. FGA’s mission requires, among other things, that it gather information from residents and businesspeople to help quantify the demographic in FGA’s catchment area. FGA’s mission also includes outreach to residents in the catchment area to inform them of proposed development plans and the status of required review processes under New York City or New York State law. This Privacy Policy governs FGA’s use of personal information that you provide or is provided to us by others in support of the organization’s mission.

1. FGA will not share your name, address, phone number, fax number or email address (“Contact Information”) with anyone.

2. FGA will communicate to you information regarding proposed development in the FGA catchment area, as well as information regarding any processes through which community members can provide input into the review of such development. If you do not wish to be contacted by FGA, you may request we mark your record as “do not contact” in our files. You may make this request by email to theFGA@HistoricFortGreene.org or by letter to The Fort Greene Association, Inc., P.O. Box 170563, Brooklyn, NY 11217-0563.

3. FGA may share demographic information you provide to us but only anonymously in a way that would prevent a person viewing such information from identifying you, such as in an aggregate report.

4. You may request FGA permanently delete your contact information or demographic information from our files. You may make this request by email to theFGA@HistoricFortGreene.org or by letter to The Fort Greene Association, Inc., P.O. Box 170563, Brooklyn, NY 11217-0563.

5. FGA may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time, in which case FGA will use its best efforts to notify you as to the new policy. The current FGA Privacy Policy is always available from the FGA web site at www.HistoricFortGreene.org

6. FGA may be required by law to provide information other parties, including law enforcement officials. Notwithstanding this Privacy Policy, FGA will comply with applicable law and court orders. If permitted by law, FGA will use its best efforts to notify you of the release of such information pertaining to you.