Court Street itself — called George Street until 1835 — was named after the courthouse planned for the newly formed city of Brooklyn. The courthouse was located on Joralemon Street and was demolished less than a century later, in 1952. Nevertheless, Court Street passes such important urban buildings as Brooklyn Borough Hall, the Kings County Supreme Court, and the Municipal Building. [sponsored_by action_blurb=»Presented by» name=»Douglas Elliman» url=»www.elliman.com/new-york-city/brooklyn» logo=»brooklynbased.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/DE_logo_1XStack_120x60_Blue+Gray.jpg» attribution_action_blurb=»Created by» attribution_name=»BlankSlate» attribution_url=»blankslate.com/advertisers/»] The only way to truly understand Brooklyn is to walk its streets, see its houses, meet its inhabitants, and understand its ebb and flow. Finding a home in Brooklyn has never been more exciting. I lived at 248 Warren Street in the 50s. My grandfather worked in what is now the bar of Congress. I stopped there on my way to school to get my bank money. We went to Staubitz when my grandmother wanted veal. There was another butcher on the same block where she usually shopped. We went to Eddie Dunn`s grocery store and Sam`s Pizza. My uncle lived in the congressional gardens.
And so on. Thank you for bringing back good memories. At the intersection of Court Street and Atlantic Avenue is the former South Brooklyn Savings Institution, now a Trader Joe`s with a beautiful interior and high ceilings. This «Florentine-style palace» was designed by McKenzie, Voorhees & Gmelin and completed in 1923. Not only is the newly revitalized Court Street Plaza a great public gathering place with wide, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and community artwork, but it`s also conveniently located in the center of many unique small businesses. It`s the perfect place for a delicious sandwich for lunch, an after-work drink or a nice evening stroll. Neighboring Brooklyn Wine Exchange focuses on small batches, craft wines, and spirits, with a focus on local suppliers in New York City and New York State. Much of Court Street was a historic stronghold for Italian immigrants working at Red Hook Docks in the early 1900s. Cobble Hill was settled by Italians from Naples and Sicily. In Carroll Gardens, Court Street was located between the 3rd and 4th centuries.
Also known as «The Citizens of Mola di Bari Way» for the 5,000 inhabitants who had emigrated from Mola to the «boot» of Italy. Visit the Elliman`s Carroll Gardens office at 325 Court St.[/sponsored_by] «The distance between 4th and 5th place has become a destination for food and drink.» Court Street in Brooklyn is full of extreme contrasts. New trendy shops and restaurants sit alongside family businesses that have been in business for more than half a century. The intertwining of Brooklyn and the rapidly gentrifying city only adds to the appeal of Court Street and has led to a unique food scene with a penchant for international flavors. At the north end of Court Street, municipal buildings surround Columbus Park, where the Brooklyn Borough Hall Greenmarket is held on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout the year. You can have lunch here on bistro chairs and tables in the Court-Livingston-Schemerhorn Business Improvement District and enjoy free Wi-Fi from a downtown Brooklyn hotspot. Also check out vintage metro entrances in and around the park. Yemeni cuisine and Sahadi Market are signs of the Middle Eastern community that has settled along Atlantic Avenue. There is no «5th place», you Yahoos. After the 4th place comes Luquer.
Between Joralemon Street and Atlantic Avenue is a combination of chain stores, neighborhood stores and residential buildings. The windowless ziggurat style building houses the UA Court Street Stadium 12 and a still thriving Barnes & Noble bookstore. It was designed by Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates, the architects behind the BAM Majestic Theater and the restorations of Radio City Music Hall and Bryant Park. In addition to al fresco dining at several delicious restaurants, Court Street Plaza offers regular programs including music, anecdotes and more. Check out the events calendar for a preview of this month`s free events at Court Street Plaza. One of the major improvements resulting from the revitalization of the Court Street Plaza is the addition of new community artwork. «Coming of Age» is the first of several works of art that will decorate the space. More public art will be unveiled in the coming months.
The Greek Revival style town hall – originally the town hall before the merger of the five boroughs – was completed in 1848. It was badly damaged in a paper fire in 1895 and its dome was completely rebuilt. Take a look when you`re in the area – it can be easy to miss the amazing architectural details on the commercial buildings along Court Street.