Neighborhoods of South Brooklyn

The Neighborhoods of South Brooklyn

South Brooklyn is an historic term for a section of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, encompassing areas of Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, DUMBO, Red Hook, Gowanus, Park Slope, and Boerum Hill. It is roughly encompassed by Brooklyn Community Board 6, which in turn approximates the southern half of the 18th century Town of Brooklyn. It is named for its physical location, the southern portion of the original Village of Brooklyn.


Bastille Day on Smith Street Brooklyn

In 1973, the Boerum Hill Association presented the city with a history of the Boerum Hill Historic District and the name became official.

125th Anniversary of the Brooklyn Bridge, the view from Brooklyn Heights ©Mark D Phillips

Brooklyn Heights boasts the greatest views of lower Manhattan and brownstone mansions that rival anything on Fifth Avenue.

Pigeons fly from Noel Muscianesi's pigeon coop ©Mark D Phillips

Carroll Gardens came into being in the 1960's, another neighborhood cut off from Red Hook by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

Warren Place

Cobble Hill has undergone an incredible transformation.

The Sweeney Building, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Bridge, Tobacco Warehouse, Fulton-Ferry State Park, East River, and lower Manhattan all come together in DUMBO. ©Mark D Phillips

Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass - DUMBO for short - is the new art mecca of New York City.

An attempt to clean the Gowanus Canal in the 90s failed, but now the Superfund cleanup is underway in 2016.

How did a Superfund site end up in South Brooklyn?

ten-foot-high bronze relief of Marquis de Lafayette

While technically not a part of historical "South Brooklyn", Park Slope is a large and diverse family neighborhood that is close enough we felt it should be included.

Red Hook's history is the story of America.