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Carroll Gardens

Brooklyn Farmacy in Carroll Gardens has helped revive interest in the traditional American soda fountain.

Wide Streets and Authentic Italian Eats

Deep front gardens are a signature of the brownstone blocks in Carroll Gardens, where family-owned Italian institutions thrive alongside newer boutiques and award-winning restaurants.

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At a Glance

  • Namesake: The neighborhood was named after Charles Carroll, who was the last surviving signatory of the Declaration of Independence.
  • Mob ties: Gangster Al Capone married Mae Josephine Coughlin at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church on Court Street.
  • Familiar faces: Keep your eyes peeled for residents such as Stacy London of TLC's What Not to Wear and singer/actress Solange Knowles.

Nearby Neighborhoods

About Carroll Gardens

Carroll Gardens, in South Brooklyn, sometimes feels indistinguishable from Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill, the neighborhoods on its northern border. All are known for idyllic, tree-lined residential streets and the bustling business thoroughfares of Court and Smith Streets, which house an array of independent boutiques, restaurants and bars. In Carroll Gardens, established Italian-American families mix with newcomers who were drawn by the area's quiet streets, good schools and relaxed lifestyle. Read More [+]

LIVING in Brooklyn

New York pizza

The Ultimate, Everything Guide to New York’s Best Pizza from 1905 to Now

If the history of New York pizza were a pie, it’d be sliced just three ways: early 20th century, Post-WWII and the modern era Read More »

Edgar Allen Poe Greenwich Village Tour

12 Tours Even Locals Will Love

New Yorkers have a reputation for rolling their eyes when it comes to tours of the city. After all, when you live here, why pay money to walk around your own backyard? As it turns out, there are fascinating, information-packed tours out there even skeptical NYC locals are sure to love. Read More »


Reasons for roommate discord

The 5 Most Common Causes of Roommate Discord

Because of the high cost of living in New York City, more people than you might think choose to share their apartments with roommates rather than fend for themselves financially (splitting cable and electric alone can save you $200 per month). Read More »

Red Hook Market (Photo: Paulobar/Flickr)

8 Reasons to Go to Red Hook

Red Hook is a lot of things to a lot of people. Home to the largest complex of public housing projects in New York, frontier of gentrification, land of Fairway and IKEA, artists’ refuge, hard-drinking waterfront enclave—all of these things combine to make it one of the most endearing and unusual neighborhoods in the city. Read More »

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