Cobble Hill’s architecture is classic, the townhouses here are of great quality, having been built to the highest standards of their era
Cobble Hill is conveniently close to Manhattan, with the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge within easy reach. The Atlantic Avenue - Pacific Street complex (the largest public transportation hub in Brooklyn) is nearby, bringing together 14 subway lines (the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, B, C, D, F, G, M, N, Q, and R trains), a dozen bus lines and the Long Island Rail Road. In addition, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and other major thoroughfares (Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues, Eastern Parkway), provide a direct link to other parts of Brooklyn.
Cobble Hill is a small Brooklyn neighborhood full of huge tastes! Part of the acronym BoCoCa, which also includes Carroll Gardens and Boerum Hill, this part of the triangle brings its own unique tastes and character. Old school with a modern twist seems to be the theme here, so get ready for a throwback that somehow takes you right to today on your plate in Cobble Hill.
Cobble Hill offers an abundance of upscale bars and the occasional divey late-night spot (c’mon, we all love them every once in awhile). Whether you take the train from Manhattan to wander down Smith Street or visit from another Brooklyn neighborhood, get ready to eat and drink your way through one of Brooklyn's more refined ‘nabes.
Because the literati live in Cobble Hill, there are loads of cultural offerings to partake in, often designed to welcome aspiring (and broke) young talents. BookCourt hosts free workshops, readings and talks with authors and is a hub for the vibrant local writing community (including the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop). Cobble Hill Cinema makes up for its tiny theaters with (slightly) cheaper ticket prices and a ’90s throwback “don’t forget to silence your pagers” opening montage complete with lasers and anthropomorphic popcorn.
Cobble Hill’s architecture is classic Brownstone Brooklyn, with a few surprises. Like neighboring Carroll Gardens, the townhouses here are of great quality, having been built to the highest standards of their era. Unlike Carroll Gardens, there are some variations on the brownstone theme, including Italianate and Romanesque in a variety of color schemes, heights, and alternative decorations.