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Brooklyn Public Library, Carroll Gardens Branch
396 Clinton St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
The Carroll Gardens branch of the Brooklyn Public Library has been open since 1905 and is located on a tree-linedMore brownstone block. The Carnegie building, designed by William B. Tubby, is open and light-filled. The library features a children's section and Chinese language materials.
Luso American Cultural Center Inc
619 Henry St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
The Luso American Cultural Center sits on a quiet Carroll Gardens block, close to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. TheMore building was once St. Paul's Lutheran Church and now houses a private club for Portuguese-Americans. 
Kane Street Synagogue
236 Kane St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
The congregation at the Kane Street Synagogue is the oldest in Brooklyn with the sanctuary dating back to 1865. ThisMore conservative Jewish community features many services for members, from pre-school classes to community events, volunteer opportunities and music programs. Like many houses of worship in Cobble Hill, the synagogue is situated on a residential block surrounded by brownstone homes.
Proteus Gowanus
543 Union St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Proteus Gowanus is an art gallery and reading room named after the Greek sea god of change, Proteus. In addition toMore exhibitions, it also hosts a number of interdisciplinary projects-in-residence and ongoing events, such as the Fixer's Collective, Writhing Society, Observatory and Morbid Anatomy. There also is a study hall that people can join, allowing them to use the galleries and reading rooms for quiet study and work. Proteus Gowanus also has a shop that sells jewelry, educational blocks, books, artifacts and bicycle vests.
Yesterday's News
428 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
This Carroll Gardens antiques store carries items from furniture to kitchenware to old books, posters, records andMore figurines, with much of the furniture displayed on the sidewalk outside the store. Yesterday's News is known for low prices and frequent turnover of merchandise. The store lends out a hand cart to help customers move items, and can arrange for other methods of transportation. Brownstone Treasures, located several blocks north on Court Street, has the same owner.
Area Emporium and Spa
281 Smith St, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Founded in 2000 by Carroll Gardens resident Loretta Gendville, Area Emporium and Spa is the twin sister business toMore Area Yoga, both of which were precursors to the Area Kids chain of children's clothing and toy stores. 

Area Spa specializes in body wrap treatments, waxing, skin care, aromatherapy and massage. The spa offers combination packages of its various services. Customers who receive a treatment can also attend a free yoga class the same day at Area Yoga located only a few blocks away. Gift certificates are available online. Check the website periodically as Area often posts discounted specials on treatments. 

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