Introduction

Just south of Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn, this cluster of family-oriented, tree-lined, brownstone-filled neighborhoods – Boerum Hill (east of Court St), Cobble Hill (west of Court St) and Carroll Gardens (south of Degraw St) – is short on attractions but full of great places to eat and shop. Further south is the isolated peninsula of Red Hook, once one of the world's busiest ports and now home to huge retail shops and industrial-chic eateries.