Columbia Street Waterfront District
Columbia Street Waterfront District is one of Brooklyn’s smallest neighborhoods. It was formed in 1957 when the newly-built Brooklyn-Queens Expressway effectively cut off Columbia Street from Carroll Gardens and Cobble Hill.
The neighborhood is bounded by Atlantic Avenue to the north; the Gowanus Expressway/Hugh L. Carey tunnel to the south; the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the east; and the East River to the west. Buyers in the district are buyers who might be looking at at homes in neighboring Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, and Brooklyn Heights. Because the neighborhood is so small, it is sometimes considered part of these other neighborhoods.