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Get to know Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill rests within a romanticized corner of northwest Brooklyn that feels pulled from a storybook. It’s the vintage feel of Brooklyn Heights and the calm airiness of Carroll Gardens, wrapped in an attractive Boerum Hill-sized package. The area’s historic district was designated in 1969 — the second such area landmarked in Brooklyn — containing the kind of darling 19th-century brownstone synonymous with the borough’s architecture. Elsewhere, houses of worship designed by famed ecclesiastical architects Richard Upjohn and Minard Lefever add an aura of grandness to the surrounding environment. Stunning historic buildings aren't the only part of Cobble Hill's package deal: You'll also get ample green space, hidden alleys, and exciting eateries — all along charmingly leafy streets.

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Cobble Hill Commerce & Culture

Old and new Brooklyn mesh in Cobble Hill, where family-run outposts with footprints spanning across generations are met by stylish standout newcomers. Atlantic Avenue — often known as “Brooklyn’s Main Street” — forms Cobble Hill’s northern edge and offers plentiful bars, cafes, eateries, and shops on the Brooklyn Heights border. Still, everyone knows that the main drags in Cobble Hill are unquestionably Court and Smith streets. Despite their proximity to each other, both stretches have a zeitgeist all their own: Court skews toward a curated antiques and natural wine bar vibe, while Smith goes more in on bookstores, chain retail, and craft beer taprooms. Both seamlessly blend into Carroll Gardens and carry through Red Hook, meaning there is always something fresh to discover and try. Regardless, it never hurts to look around even the quietest corners of Cobble Hill — who knows what hidden gem may be awaiting discovery.