Carroll Gardens Commerce & Culture
For a small neighborhood, Carroll Gardens can boast that it has three busy commercial streets. One of the best-known restaurant rows of Brooklyn, Smith Street, runs near its eastern edge. Court Street, which is a major thoroughfare of both Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens, has not only old-school restaurants that have been open for generations, but also more recent arrivals. Union Street, which runs perpendicular to Court and Smith, is more of a mix of residential and commercial, and a few local favorites can be found on Union or just off of it — Mazzola Bakery, Lucali, and Fragole, just to name a few.