Carroll Gardens Featured on Gridskipper

Grid­skip­per put togeth­er a nice fea­ture on our neigh­bor­hood in Brook­lyn, includ­ing a snarky comparison:

Car­roll Gar­dens fea­tured on Gridskipper
Car­roll Gar­dens is quaint, and for those in love with the West Vil­lage but who sim­ply can’t afford to live there, it will do.

I’m not sure that I agree with this – we chose to live in Brook­lyn over Man­hat­tan, and I would argue that the neigh­bor­hoods to the north (Cob­ble Hill and Boerum Hill) are prob­a­bly more fit­ting equiv­a­lents. Also, with few excep­tions, Car­roll Gar­dens is still very much a fam­i­ly neigh­bor­hood. Sure, it might be chang­ing, but take a walk down our street dur­ing the day, and you’re going to see a lot of old men who’ve lived there for 50 years, as well as kids play­ing on the side­walk. Err, maybe that is what the West Vil­lage is like.

Still, can’t deny that Car­roll Gar­dens is awe­some, and rel­a­tive­ly afford­able, con­sid­er­ing the restau­rant and bar options – we rarely make it into the city on weekends.


UPDATE: Haha, accord­ing to Curbed, the Tele­graph in the UK draws anoth­er com­par­i­son with the neigh­bor­hoods in South Brooklyn:

In addi­tion to its com­mu­ni­ty spir­it, BoCo­Ca offers archi­tec­ture in tune with British taste…With their ornate cor­nices and tall sash win­dows, they resem­ble the type of peri­od town­house which British buy­ers might cov­et in Lon­don or Bath. It is easy to see why many an Eng­lish expat would pre­fer liv­ing here to being filed away in the vast anony­mous zig­gu­rat that is a typ­i­cal Man­hat­tan apart­ment block.

So there.

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