Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn: A borough of New York City. It is located in the southeastern part of the city. Brooklyn is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Brooklyn Bridge and the Brooklyn Museum.

About

Brooklyn is a city located in the county of Kings in the U.S. state of New York. After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 2,577,000 inhabitants.

The city was created 131 years ago in 1892.

Brooklyn is one of the 5 boroughs that makes up New York City. With over 2.5 million residents, if Brooklyn were its own city it would be the 4th largest in the U.S. Brooklyn spans about 70 square miles along the western end of Long Island.

History

Brooklyn was originally founded as six small Dutch towns in the 1600s before consolidating to become one city in 1898. It joined New York City in the same year.

In the 19th century, Brooklyn grew quickly as an industrial hub and became home to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. After WWII, its demographics began shifting as European immigrants were replaced by Puerto Ricans, Dominicans and others.

Diverse Neighborhoods

Today, Brooklyn is known for distinct neighborhoods like Williamsburg, Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Bay Ridge, and Coney Island. Each area has its own unique culture and flair.

Brooklyn offers bustling hubs like Downtown Brooklyn along with historic residential communities and beachside neighborhoods.

Culture and Attractions

Famous Brooklyn attractions include:

  • Prospect Park, designed by the same architects as Central Park
  • The Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Brooklyn Museum
  • Coney Island boardwalk and amusement parks -Iconic eateries like Junior's Cheesecake and Grimaldi's Pizza

Brooklyn provides big city energy, culture, and diversity just across the river from Manhattan.

Brooklyn locator map
Location of Brooklyn on New York map.

Quick Facts about Brooklyn

Population : 2,577,000 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : New York (United States)
County : Kings County
Different from : King County, King County, Kings County
Area : 3604 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.15%
Land as percent of area : 99.85%
Named for : Kings River
Altitude : 49 feet / 15 meters
Capital : Hanford
Establishment : January 01, 1893 (131 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 13:42:21 (1st March 2024)
Postal code : 11201
Density : 715 Pop. per km² as of 2020
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Kings County Courthouse 090407 1
Kings County Courthouse 090407 1 image

Geography

Brooklyn is located at 40°39'0"N 73°56'58"W (40.6501000, -73.9495800). It has 4 neighbors: Fresno County, Monterey County, San Luis Obispo County and Tulare County.

Brooklyn map

Brooklyn has 4 neighbours.

  • Hanford

Demographics

Year Population % Change Method
2015 2,595,000 - estimation process
2016 2,607,000 0.46% estimation process
2017 2,635,000 1.06% estimation process
2018 2,601,000 -1.31% estimation process
2019 2,590,000 -0.42% demographic balance
2020 2,577,000 -0.5% estimation process

Brooklyn zip code is 11201. County name: Kings, County fips: 36047

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Best Things to Do in Brooklyn

1 Brooklyn Bridge Park

Rating: 4.8 (32410)

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Brooklyn Bridge Park

2 Prospect Park

Rating: 4.7 (20463)

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Prospect Park

3 Luna Park in Coney Island

Rating: 4.4 (12989)

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Luna Park in Coney Island

4 Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Rating: 4.6 (9558)

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden

5 Brooklyn Museum

Rating: 4.7 (8592)

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Brooklyn Museum

Where ot Eat in Brooklyn

1 Chuck E. Cheese

Rating: 3.9 (1687)

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Chuck E. Cheese

Where to Stay in Brooklyn

1 Condor Hotel

Rating: 4.2 (396)

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Condor Hotel

Other Places in Brooklyn

1 ACCES-VR Brooklyn District Office

Rating: 2.1 (28)

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2 Brooklyn Municipal Building

Rating: 3.8 (28)

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Brooklyn Municipal Building

3 Agriculture & Markets Department

Rating: 1 (4)

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4 Food Safety & Inspection Services

Rating: 3 (2)

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5 New York Council

Rating: 2.5 (2)

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6 Alicka Ampry- Samuel New York City Council Member

Rating: 5 (1)

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7 Impartial Hearing Office

Rating: 1 (1)

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8 New York City Council

Rating: 1 (1)

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New York City Council

9 NYCDOE Division of Instructional and Information Technology

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10 City Hall Warriors llc

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People born in Brooklyn (2)

People born in Brooklyn, including actor Jascha Washington, judge and flying ace Charles Older, .

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Schools in Brooklyn

College & universities near Brooklyn, NY

Code Name City ZIP
196255 SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University Brooklyn (NY) 11203-2098
196431 Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah Brooklyn (NY) 11213
196583 Torah Temimah Talmudical Seminary Brooklyn (NY) 11218
193052 Mesivta Torah Vodaath Rabbinical Seminary Brooklyn (NY) 11218
188942 Associated Beth Rivkah Schools Brooklyn (NY) 11225-0000

Stations (15)

Amtrak & bus stations near Brooklyn, NY

Code Name Address Type
NYP Pennsylvania Station 8th Ave 31st Street / 8th Ave 33rd Street RAIL
NWK Pennsylvania Station 1 Raymond Plaza West RAIL
EWR Newark Liberty International Airport Newark Liberty International Airport RAIL
YNY Yonkers station 5 Buena Vista Ave. RAIL
MET Metropark station 100 Middlesex-Essex Turnpike RAIL

Other places with the same name (9)

Other cities in Kings County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Kings County , NY.

City Name Population Title
East Flatbush 178,464 A neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City.
East New York 173,198 Residential neighborhood in the eastern section of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City, United States
Kensington 1,182 Village in New York, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Brooklyn distances to largest New York cities