Directions to Brooklyn Shapenote Singing


F Train to "Carroll St" (fourth stop in Brooklyn from Manhattan). Exit at front of train. Don't cross Smith Street and walk back
1½ blocks to Carroll Street.

Walk left/west on Carroll, alongside the park/playground, crossing Court Street, 1½ blocks to the side courtyard entrance behind the church at 199 Carroll Street which will be before you get to Clinton Street.


B75 to Court Street & 1st Place; walk 1 block toward the BQE, then right 1½ blocks to the gate.

B71 to Union & Clinton Streets; with the BQE on your right, walk almost 2 blocks to the gate.


From the Brooklyn Battery (toll) Tunnel:

Use a right-hand toll lane and take the next-to-the-right lane after the tolls and take the "Exit Only" lane for Exit 26, Hamilton Avenue.

Stay/bear left down the exit ramp and go left under the highway (Stay to the right of the supports that divide the road!) where you will be facing/about to cross Hamilton Avenue.

Clinton Street is diagonally to your left, between Hamilton on the hard left and Huntington to the right. Go into Clinton street and continue on Clinton through 4th, 3rd, 2nd and 1st Places to Carroll Street.

Turn right where you will usually find a parking place available.

From the Brooklyn, Williamsburg or Manhattan Bridges, Queens, or Long Island:

Head S/W on the Brooklyn/Queens Expressway (BQE/278), towards the Verrazano Bridge. Stay in the center lane until Exit 26 to avoid getting caught up in the left and right exits-only. It is then the exact same exit and procedure as above because the BQE merges with the tunnel exit and the Gowanus Expressway just before that point.

From Staten Island:

Take the Verrazano Bridge to the Brooklyn Queens Expressway toward the Battery Tunnel. Do not stay left for the Tunnel but
take the Hamilton Avenue Exit 26.

At the bottom of the exit ramp move right immediately into either lane and make the right curve onto Hicks Street.

Make the first immediate right onto Rapelye Street and the first immediate left onto 3rd Place. Take the first left onto Clinton Street and continue 3 blocks to Carroll Street. There should be no problem finding a nearby space.

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