We're located in the heart of historic Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. Only minutes from midtown Manhattan on the F train, one and a half blocks from the Carroll Street Station. Union Street B & B is a short walk from various international gourmet cuisines on Smith Street. We're also convenient to all Brooklyn and Manhattan attractions.
The neighborhood has a rich history as the home to many different immigrant groups in its history. And its name comes from Charles Carroll, a Revolutionary War veteran who was also the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. The area now known as Carroll Gardens was originally settled by Irish Americans in the early 19th century. In 1846, Richard Butts created the spacious front yards in the oldest section of the neighborhood that have become the symbol of the area.
Carroll Park features sports fields (albeit paved), a
beautiful water spray area for kids with posts that mark a compass and
the streets of the area, and the famous Carroll Gardens Rock, uncovered
on Clinton Street during the replacement of the sewer lines and transported
to the park as a neighborhood landmark.
The communities of Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Gowanus, Red Hook, and Park Slope comprised the southern portion of the village of Breukelen - one of the six original Dutch villages that are now the borough of Brooklyn.
Go for a journey through our neighborhood. Learn some of the history, meet the real people who live here, and learn about the hidden treasures within the brownstone neighborhoods of Brooklyn.
Carroll Gardens Lore
Local legends abound on Mafia involvement in the neighborhood. In 1918, Al Capone's marriage ceremony took place at St. Mary's Star of the Sea Church on Court Street. And the Gowanus Canal, a waterway that separates Carroll Gardens from Park Slope, is thought to contain many hidden answers to Mob disappearances.