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Tue Dec 10, 2013
Gail O'rourke asked:
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Thu Apr 22, 2010
Michael Dvorkin answered:

Carroll Gardens is an excellent neighborhood to raise your family. I believe it one of Brooklyn's most beautiful neighborhoods...Tree-lined streets, beautiful brownstones with front and back gardens, numerous restaurants, good local delis, fruit stands and Italian markets.
I suggest walking around the neighborhood and asking those you pass by. I am sure you shall hear numerous stories of praise.

Best regards,

Michael J Dvorkin
Fillmore Real Estate
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Mon Jan 18, 2010
Joseph Runfola answered:
Brooklyn's third-oldest park is named for Charles Carroll (1737-1832), an American Revolutionary leader and signer of the Declaration of Independence, for whom Carroll Street is also named. He served in the Continental Congress from 1776-78 and represented Maryland in the Senate from 1789-92. Carroll, whose family emigrated to the Maryland colony from Ireland, is the only Roman Catholic to have signed the Declaration of Independence.

The park originated in the late 1840s as a private community garden shortly after much of the neighborhood, which now comprises the Carroll Gardens Historical District, was laid out by surveyor Richard Butt. The land was acquired for use as a public park by the City of Brooklyn in 1853. It was first improved around 1870 when a drainage system was installed, a children's playground was built, and new walks were laid. Subsequent renovations in the 1890s, 1930s, and 1960s introduced new design features and playgrounds, which increased opportunities for active recreation.

In 1994 Carroll Park underwent a $1.3 million capital reconstruction and redesign, funded by Borough President Golden. Improvements included new plantings, reorganization of the playspaces and the installation of play equipment. The historic character of the park was also restored with decorative cast iron gates and fencing that echo the fences of neighborhood brownstones and motifs on the bronze and granite Soldier and Sailors World War I Monument (1920) by sculptor Eugene H. Morahan that was conserved under the same project.

Community involvement in the programming, maintenance, and preservation of the park has been ensured by the Committee to Improve Carroll Park (first formed in 1975), in partnership with City of New York/Parks & Recreation.
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Sal Cappi answered:
Carroll Gardens is a quaint turn of the century neighborhood composed primarily of well maintained brownstones and Federal brick townhouses, so named for the sweeping front gardens on many of its landmark blocks. ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Sal Cappi answered:
Smith St has become one of the hottest restaurant and bar scenes in all of NYC. Fabulous restaurants, Porchetta, Vinny's, Red Rose, Chance, Faan, Gravy, lead the global variety of tastes available within a short walk of each other. Celebrity chef Mario Batali will be opening soon to set up shop next to Zagat rated The Grocery, Saul's and local favorite Alan Harding at Patois. ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Sal Cappi answered:
Carroll Gardens has the finest shopping available to its residents. Small gourmet mom and pop stores, Caputo's for the freshest cheeses and delicacies, Amico's for fresh roast coffee's, and mega stores Whole Foods Markets and Pathmark. ... more
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Mon Apr 23, 2007
Sal Cappi answered:
Statistically, Carroll Gardens has one of the lowest crime rates in NYC
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