Here are a few things to know about Carrol Gardens:
A neighborhood in the northwest of Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens is located in New York City. Degraw and Warren Streets line the northern edge of the neighborhood, while Hoyt and Smith Streets border the eastern edge, Ninth Street or the Gowanus Expressway crosses the southern edge, and Interstate 278 intersects both the Gowanus and Brooklyn-Queens Expressways intersect along the western edge. In addition to Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill, East Gowanus, South Red Hook and Columbia Street Waterfront District, it is surrounded by Cobble Hill to the northwest, Boerum Hill to the northeast, Gowanus to the east, and Red Hook to the south and southwest.
In the 1960s, the area began to have its own identity as it had once been considered part of South Brooklyn (or, more specifically, Red Hook). The neighborhood takes its name from Charles Carroll, the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence and whose name is also associated with Carroll Park and Carroll Street. Throughout the Carroll Garden Historic District and other areas of the neighborhood, brownstones have large front gardens. In recent times the neighborhood has become known for its Italian American heritage despite having an Irish surname.
In Carroll Gardens, the primary ZIP code is 11231. Carroll Gardens is found in Brooklyn Community District 6. Police from the 76th Precinct patrol the surrounding neighborhood. The area is served by Engine Company 204 and Engine Company 216/Ladder Company 108 of the New York City Fire Department. The 39th New York City Council District represents Carroll Gardens.