If you have a family, you know what it’s like. Every time you try to leave the house with your kids it’s a production every bit as big as that of a Michael Bay blockbuster.
If you’re going to go through all that just to leave the house, you’d better have something worth leaving for.
Navy Green is on the border of two neighborhoods — Fort Greene and Clinton Hill — which should keep you and your family occupied. Navy Green will make that decision to leave even more difficult, but the neighborhood options are endless whether you’ve got the kids, or you’ve paid a sitter for a much-needed break.
The three-story, single-family townhouses at Navy Green have everything you could want in a family home: three or four bedrooms, two full and two half bathrooms, a back garden with a patio, media room dishwasher, utility room with washer/dryer.
Rolie Polie Guacamole summer concert at Fort Greene Park via Facebook
The area around Navy Green has plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun. Fort Greene Park has two playgrounds and is also a popular spot with dog-owners. Designated areas have off-leash hours from the time the park opens until 9:00 a.m. and from 9:00 p.m. until the park closes. There are tennis and basketball courts for the sporty and plenty of tree-shaded grass spots for those who prefer to lounge. The park also hosts summer concerts for kids.
“Stonemasonry in the Digital Age” via Facebook
Take the kids to the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center, BLDG 92 to learn about the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s rich history. BLDG92 features exhibitions that track the area’s history. They offer a number of public tours, and you can tour the area on a bike!
Once you’re in the area, why not try a run along the Brooklyn Greenway? When completed, there will be 14 miles along the waterfront—ideal for walking, running, or cycling—that will connect to a number of neighborhood parks.
Brooklyn Sweet Spot via Facebook
After you’ve tired yourself out in the great outdoors, it’s time for more leisurely activities. Delicious restaurants are not far. Take the kids to Brooklyn Sweet Spot for a small treat. If you have the night off, try African cuisine at Madiba, Mediterranean at Olea, Asian fusion at Umi Nom, or all things pizza at Speedy Romeo.
If it’s culture you’re after, you can do no better than BAM, with year-round art events for kids including performances, workshops, and films. For art that you can touch, the sculpture garden at the Pratt Institute is the largest in New York City.
Both neighborhoods can keep you occupied shopping-wise as well. Greenlight Bookstore hosts reading events and kids’ story time, and if you want to dress your tots in true Brooklyn fashionista style, put My Brooklyn Baby on your radar.
Brooklyn Grange holds great events like film screenings and concerts. They also offer farm and garden workshops if your kids have a green thumb. Construction Kids has after school programs, special events for toddlers, a camp, and you can also host their next birthday party here.
Fort Greene Flea via Foursquare
The Brooklyn Flea sets up shop on Saturdays, and has proved a delight for Brooklyners of all ages. Perhaps the best advice is to explore the area with a long stroll, a cup of coffee in hand (pick it up at Smooch or discover your own favorite).
Part of what makes a house a home is what’s inside. But the neighborhood outside is just as important, especially when you’re raising a family. The townhouses at Navy Green are not only ideal family homes on the inside, they are surrounded by vibrant, diverse neighborhoods with plenty to do for families of all sizes.
To make Navy Green your new home, visit their website.