The Gardens of Carroll

September 1, 2006

Most of the brownstone row houses in Carroll Gardens were built in the late 1800s, shortly after the American Civil War. The oldest homes in this section of Brooklyn have large, deep front yards, allowing their residents to enjoy an aspect of outdoor living rare for New Yorkers — the ability to create distinctive stoopside gardens, many of them featuring statuary, arbors, grottoes, plaques and fountains.

St. Maria Addolorata at Court & 4th Place  Posted by Picasa

St. Joseph on 1st Place  Posted by Picasa

The grass withers and the flower fades Posted by Picasa

Fountain and pots of hostas Posted by Picasa

St. Lucy in memory of Tuddy Balsamo  Posted by Picasa

Back gate to Mazzone Hardware on Court St.  Posted by Picasa

Garden diva hard at work  Posted by Picasa

My secret garden: Don’t tell nobody!  Posted by Picasa

Geese and ADT Security sign  Posted by Picasa

Statue, hostas and coleus  Posted by Picasa

With red rosary beads on 1st Place  Posted by Picasa

  • South Brooklyn Network: Carroll Gardens
  • New York Magazine: Neighborhood Profile
  • Brooklyn Now: BoCoCa Guide

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