Cobble Hill

Photos by Paul Frangipane

Looking down Cobble Hill’s residential tree-lined blocks, most stoops are lined with patterned iron railings.

Bearing an appreciation of the old, some Cobble Hillers dwell in buildings within its historic district that present tokens from the past.

The neighborhood’s residential blocks hold gated community gardens shared by tenants.

In an appreciation of the area’s dedication to gardening, one resident plants a bathtub garden in front of their building.

With most of Cobble Hill’s buildings relatively low to the ground, they make way for its multi-colored trees and pre-Civil War churches like St. Peter’s Our Lady of Pilar Roman Catholic Church at Warren and Hicks streets.

Some low-rise buildings are often covered in vines and growth.

Cobble Hill Park stands as a location where the many families of the neighborhood can enjoy the outdoors together thanks to community residents blocking the development of a supermarket at the location.

Kindergarten students proudly display Hebrew letters they are practicing to draw.

Water bottle planters hang on a fence protecting a school garden behind P.S. 29.

After years battling with developers over construction of luxury residential towers in the area, some residents put these signs in their windows facing the street. This building is a block away from a since demolished Long Island College Hospital building where condominiums are being constructed.

Part of the River Park development that is replacing the Long Island College Hospital, 5 River Park, a condominium complex, is being constructed.

Behind overgrowth, the complex’s name still stands in front of walls separating a construction site.

An old entrance to one of the Long Island College Hospital buildings remains open, leading to the walls of a construction site.

A Yemeni cafe bears its signs in English and Arabic on Atlantic Avenue. A stretch of Cobble Hill from Atlantic Avenue to Hicks Street has one of the largest concentrations of Middle Eastern businesses in the city.

A worker for a Middle Eastern grocery carries goods inside the shop.

The former South Brooklyn Savings Bank was turned into a Trader Joe’s supermarket. General George Washington observed fighting during the Revolutionary War near the location before fleeing Brooklyn from the British invasion in 1776.

Cobble Hill’s section of Court Street showcases a battleground between the new and old businesses. Historic buildings are either neighbors to new shops or rented by new businesses on the block.

The trendy Congress Bar moved into the shuttered Jim & Andy produce market.

Cobble Hill’s stretch of Court Street with the popular Cobble Hill Cinemas to the right.

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