welcome to 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 across 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 neighborhood streets you experience 19th century Brooklyn (with the addition of cars, ATM's and Fed Ex trucks). The Brooklyn Bridge is one mile to the north with a spectacular walkway to Manhattan. Local subways are only 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.