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Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

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Carroll Gardens is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Taking up around 40 city blocks, it is bounded by Degraw and Warren Streets (north), Hoyt and Smith Streets (east), Ninth Street or the Gowanus Expressway (south) and the Brooklyn Queens (BQE) and Gowanus Expressways (west). The neighborhoods that surround it are Cobble Hill to the northwest, Boerum Hill to the northeast, Gowanus to the east, Red Hook to the south and southwest, and the Columbia Street Waterfront District to the west.Originally considered to be part of South Brooklyn or, more specifically, Red Hook, the neighborhood started to have its own identity in the 1960s. The new name came from Charles Carroll, an Irish immigrant who was the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, and whose name was already attached to Carroll Street and Carroll Park. The name also reflects the large front gardens of brownstones in the Carroll Gardens Historic District and elsewhere in the neighborhood.
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  • July 28, 2017
    Carroll Gardens is a classic "Brooklyn" neighborhood. It's a bit like stepping back in time. Beautiful brownstones with huge front yards dominate the neighborhood. There are amazing Italian delis and ...  more »
  • June 23, 2017
    Carroll Gardens is an interesting neighborhood in Brooklyn. Taking up around 40 city blocks, it is surrounded by the neighborhoods of Cobble Hill to the northwest, Boerum Hill to the northeast, Gowanu...  more »
  • June 16, 2017
    Very charming, row houses and small apartment buildings, tree-lined streets and lots of restaurants and cafes. Sort of like what the West Village used to be before all the money flooded in.  more »

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