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Get to know Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill comprises the romanticized Brooklyn that enchants our popular imagination. It’s the “Co” in "BoCoCa," the acronym sometimes used to group it into a contiguous unit with adjacent Boerum Hill and Carroll Gardens. While the three certainly share similarities, the feel here is markedly distinct. Historically, the area developed as a rural extension of Brooklyn Heights, a mostly-residential neighborhood that evolved both as a steamboat suburb of old New York and a central locale within Brooklyn, then an independent city fueled economically by nearby manufacturing and in serving the commercial hub for Long Island’s agricultural bounty. Today, you'll find it to be a prim, approachable corner of town with a well-balanced mix of exploits for work and play: ample parks, hidden alleys, exciting eateries, and stunning townhouses on leafy low-rise streets—many are named for families who settled here in the 18th and 19th centuries, and a few even remain, appropriately, cobblestone. The Bergen F stop offers the closest subway service, with additional lines just a few blocks up at Borough Hall station.

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Cobble Hill Commerce & Culture

Atlantic Avenue, called “Brooklyn’s Main Street,” forms the north edge of Cobble Hill’s business district, which gives way to Brooklyn Heights two of the four lanes across. The main drag however is unquestionably Court Street, which runs beside Smith (the latter technically falls in Boerum Hill) with a vibrant array of shops, cafes, and eateries. Despite their close proximity to each other, both stretches have a zeitgeist all their own: Court skews towards a curated antiques and natural wine bar vibe, while Smith goes more in on bookstores, chain retail, and craft beer taprooms. Both carry through Carroll Gardens right up to Red Hook, meaning there’s always somewhere new to try. Between them lie quintessential brownstone blocks, offering residents an enviable degree of convenience. While the narrower north-south streets lean less commercial, those quiet corners along Clinton and Hicks hide hidden gems in-the-know foodies flock to.