Cobble Hill

Mom-and-pop shops and a cool bar scene characterize this upscale Brooklyn neighborhood.

Corner cafes, cinemas, fire escapes and stoops—such is the streetscape in Cobble Hill. Known for its mom-and-pop shops, Italian meat markets, and boutique shopping, Cobble Hill fits in with its Brooklyn neighbors along Smith Street, Carroll Gardens and Boerum Hill. A little bit trendy and a little bit hip, this neighborhood preserves an approachable atmosphere in a picturesque NYC setting.

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On the Map

Cobble Hill is within Brooklyn and bordered by Columbia Street Waterfront, Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, and Downtown Brooklyn

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

JFK Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
Laguardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
Times Square: 33 minutes by subway
Wall Street/Financial District: 19 minutes by subway

Cobble Hill's Suburban Perch

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Cobble Hill affords the closest thing to quaint suburban living even while it's only a short subway ride away from the frenzy of Manhattan.

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Cobble Hill's idyllic blocks are shared by families, young couples, and singles all enjoying an easy-going lifestyle.

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Cobble Hill is a great neighborhood bordering Brooklyn Heights and Carroll Gardens - all of which are filled with quaint and award winning restaurants (Sushi, Thai, Irish pubs, Americana you name it), shops, French cafes and parks. Admire the 1800s architecture as you stroll through this historic neighborhood - you may even decide to spend the day exploring this area rather than venture into Manhattan."

Strolling the Town Along Smith and Court Streets

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Cobble Hill may seem quiet, but there is friendly commotion along the main shopping and dining avenues.

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Smith Street and Court Street also run through neighboring Carroll Gardens and Boerum Hill, binding these three communities together.

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Cobble Hill in Brooklyn is a wonderful area: very family friendly, great shops and restaurants (our kids loved Moo Burger!). Brooklyn Bridge Park is close by, with its epic playgrounds like the Water Lab. And Manhattan is easy to access via the subway."

Colin

Visited in 2013

Exposed Brick and Organic Everything

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Cobble Hill's aesthetic is invitingly put together.

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It blends current trends and small-town charm.

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With everything at your fingertips in Cobble Hill, you'll only have to go into Manhattan if you want to.

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 One of my favorite neighborhoods in Brooklyn--so close to a handful of train lines and steps away from great food, bars and shopping!"

Katie

Visited in 2012

And If You're Lucky...

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You might see this guy.

Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Jacob Krupnick is a director and photographer from Brooklyn. In 2011, he released the feature-length dance film "Girl Walk // All Day", a non-stop music video shot entirely in the streets of NYC. Since then, he’s spent his time creating one-of-a-kind, immersive screening experiences all over the world. Shooting for Airbnb was a great excuse for Jacob to wander the city with a camera in hand, thinking about what best defines the feel of a neighborhood.

Jacob Krupnick

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