Surrounded by Brooklyn Heights, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens and the Columbia Street Waterfront District, this small neighborhood is home to one of the largest French expat communities in NYC. Interestingly, Cobble Hill forms the ‘Co’ of the linguistic blending in ‘BoCoCa’.
Lining the streets are historic brownstones where residents and businesses come together. The neighborhood gets its namesake from a conical hill located at the intersection of Pacific Street, Court Street and Atlantic Avenue.
Middle class residents started to flock into these new homes in the 1880s. In the 1920s, the neighborhood became a melting pot of immigrants which still influence the neighborhood today.
A favorite place for local moviegoers, Cobble Hill Cinemas offers a selection of first-run films mixed with showings of independent films and foreign films. The theater may be small, but it has a cozy feel of classic cinemas from the past.
Artists and art lovers flock to the area for its unique art scene. Located in a converted factory space, the Invisible Dog Art Center serves as a multidimensional space for artists of mixed mediums to display their work.
Take a trip to Count Street and visit the stops lining the block. A local treasure, Sahadis has served the community for 65 years and continues to do so. As classic Brooklyn go to spot for fresh meals, ethnic snacks and desserts, the store is a perfect spot to grab lunch and an assortment of treats.
Hibino offers classic Kyoto style food mixed with a twist. The restaurant stresses fresh ingredients and boasts wide menu of sushi. Libertador is a favorite for Argentinian cut steaks. The restaurant serves fresh free-range grass fed meat with homemade chimichurri sauce on the side.
As home to a vast variety of Mediterranean food, Cobble Hill has many diverse forms of cuisine ranging from Italian to Mediterranean. For Middle Eastern food with a casual atmosphere, head down to Yemen Cuisine for classic food and faire. Serving fresh and flavorful foods is a theme among Cobble Hill eateries, so go enjoy some on your next trip!