Neighborhood Highlights

Must-See Carroll Gardens

by Alexis Swerdloff, 10/26/2011

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  • Italian Social Clubs 
    Although most of the neighborhood's Italian social clubs are long gone—or have been turned into record stores and cocktail bars and, in one case, a Dunkin' Donuts—several still remain. These members-only all-male clubs, with ties to various regions in Southern Italy, are still very secretive, but on warm days, the two located on a stretch of Henry Street between Union and Sackett keep their doors open, and you can peek inside to catch a glimpse of men playing cards, watching baseball and arguing in Italian.

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