What is Brooklyn?

  • (noun): A borough of New York City.


Brooklyn (/ˈbrʊklɪn/) is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, with approximately 2.5 million residents, and the second-largest in area. Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, which is now the most populous county in New York State and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after New York County (Manhattan). It is also the westernmost county on Long Island. Today, if it were an independent city, Brooklyn would rank as the fourth most populous city in the U.S., behind only the other boroughs of New York City combined, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden
... Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) is a botanical garden in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City ...
Dumbo, Brooklyn - In Popular Culture
... Jerry Seinfeld once referred to Dumbo on a late-night talk show appearance, joking that it stands for "Down Under Manhattan Bridge," but that New Yorkers arbitrarily added the "O" at the end because they did not want to live in a neighborhood called "Dumb." Tracy Bonham wrote a song about her years in Dumbo on her CD Blink the Brightest, "Dumbo Sun" ... The neighborhood is parodied in Grand Theft Auto IV as BOABO ("Beneath the Off-ramp of the Algonquin Bridge Overpass") ...
List Of National League Pennant Winners - Pennants Won By Franchise - Notes
... a Also known as Brooklyn Dodgers, Brooklyn Robins, Brooklyn Superbas, Brooklyn Bridegrooms, Brooklyn Grooms, Brooklyn Grays and Brooklyn Atlantics b Also known as New York Giants and New York Gothams c Also ...
Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Community Horticulture
... GreenBridge, the community horticulture program of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, shares BBG's knowledge and resources with Brooklyn neighborhoods by offering residential and commercial ... The annual Greenest Block in Brooklyn contest encourages neighborhood beautification by offering classes in planting window boxes, planters, and tree pits and ...
Brooklyn, Wisconsin
... Brooklyn is the name of some places in the U.S ... state of Wisconsin Brooklyn (village), Wisconsin, a village Brooklyn, Green County, Wisconsin, a town Brooklyn, Green Lake County, Wisconsin, a town Brooklyn, Washburn County, Wisconsin, a town ...

Famous quotes containing the word brooklyn:

    I know that I will always be expected to have extra insight into black texts—especially texts by black women. A working-class Jewish woman from Brooklyn could become an expert on Shakespeare or Baudelaire, my students seemed to believe, if she mastered the language, the texts, and the critical literature. But they would not grant that a middle-class white man could ever be a trusted authority on Toni Morrison.
    Claire Oberon Garcia, African American scholar and educator. Chronicle of Higher Education, p. B2 (July 27, 1994)

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    Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)