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ABOUT CARROLL GARDENS— Named in honor of the Maryland
Brigade who delayed the British advance in the Battle of Brooklyn
in August, 1776. Their actions in the face of overwhelming numbers
of British and Hessian troops gave the remainder of George Washington's
army located one mile north enough respite to evacuate accross the
East River to Manhattan and then north to Harlem. A total defeat
of Washington's army at that time may well have ended the American
Revolution. The neighborhood name derives from Charles Carroll of
Carrollton, Maryland, an original signer of the Declaration of Independence
in recognition of the brave actions of the Maryland Brigade.
Today, Carroll Gardens is a quiet residential
neighborhood with many local food shops and restaurants. Walking
through the local streets you experience 19th century Brooklyn (with
the addition or cars, ATMs and Fed Ex trucks). The Brooklyn Bridge
is one mile to the north with a spectacular walkway to Manhattan.
Local subways are also four stops to Manhattan. Another short walk
( about 1. 3 miles) brings you to the Brooklyn Promenade with beautiful
views of the Manhattan skyline and New York harbor. Prospect Park
is also 1.5 miles to the west.