The Neighborhood



Neighborhood in northwestern Brooklyn, occupying forty blocks and bounded to the north by Degraw Street, to the east by Hoyt Street, to the south by 9th Street, and to the west by the Gowanus and Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.


Named for Charles Carroll, a revolutionary war veteran who was also the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, Carroll Gardens is now sprinkled with chic cafes, boutiques and antique shops. Many of the people drawn in by this infusion consider the neighborhood part of a new "meta- neighborhood" called BoCoCa, a name comprising the first two letters of each of the three neighborhoods in it, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens.

The brownstones are set back from the street by 30-40 feet, to create atypical (for Brooklyn) large front gardens. The Carroll Gardens Historic District, which includes some of the finest examples of these brownstones with large front gardens, is bounded roughly by Carroll Street to the south, President Street to the north, Hoyt Street to the east and Smith Street to the west.

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