BoCoCa is a portmanteau word combining the names of three adjacent neighborhoods in the Brooklyn borough of New York City: Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens.[1] BoCoCa, therefore, is not an actual neighborhood, but an umbrella term for the small region of Brooklyn directly south and southwest of Downtown Brooklyn. The relatively new name is not widely used, but is gaining greater currency, even outside the United States.[2] Among the publications using BoCoCa to classify neighborhoods are the Not For Tourists guide and New York magazine, both of which list BoCoCa together with neighboring Red Hook.[3][4]

NYC & Company, New York City's "official marketing, tourism and partnership organization",[5] has conferred recognition of the term BoCoCa on its web site.[6] However, it is a word that is almost never used by actual residents of the three neighborhoods in question.

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External links

  • Map of BoCoCa at

Coordinates: 40°41′09″N 73°59′39″W / 40.6857°N 73.9941°W / 40.6857; -73.9941

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