3. Dennett Place is one of the city’s only one-block streets
Dennett Place is one of the more obscure streets in Brooklyn, a one-block street in Carroll Gardens with some unique traits. For one, many homes have miniature street-level entrances which lead into basements, kitchens, or bedrooms despite being much shorter than most people. The street’s name is odd to many residents since nobody can explain who Dennett is.
The street is part of a historically Italian-American enclave in Carroll Gardens called “Cat’s Alley.” Some have described the apartments as “Hobbit Homes” because of the doors. 10 Dennett Place is also brand new, painted white with aqua blue windows.