Cobble Hill is a small neighborhood in northwest Brooklyn. It was formerly considered part of Red Hook until the construction of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, which divided the area into a few distinct neighborhoods. According to The Encyclopedia of New York, Cobble Hill has “one of the city’s finest collections of 19th-century townhouses.”
The neighborhood’s boundaries are Atlantic Avenue to the north; Degraw Street to the south; Court Street to the east; and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the west. It was named after Cobbleshill, the hill which starts at the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Court Street. There are no train stops within Cobble Hill’s boundaries, although the 2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, F, N, R, and W trains all make stops near Borough Hall, which is about five blocks north of Atlantic Avenue.
Those looking in the neighborhood are primarily looking for
• Generally three- to six-story buildings built in the 1800’s through the early 1900’s. Some are single-family homes while others are multi-family buildings.
• Brownstone in particular refers to a townhouse with a brownstone exterior. Commonly found in Brooklyn and parts of Manhattan.
• It is also possible to purchase an apartment within a townhouse. The apartment would be considered a co-op or condo, not a townhouse.
. They will also appreciate living within walking distance to the many attractions in Brooklyn Heights and Downtown Brooklyn.