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Brooklyn

Brooklyn
Administration
Full nameBrooklyn
Official nameKings County
Settlement typeBorough of New York City
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
CountyKings
CityNew York City
Settled1634
Named forBreukelen, Netherlands
Government
TypeBorough (New York City)
Borough PresidentMarty Markowitz (D)
District AttorneyCharles Hynes
Geography
Total Area96.90 sq mi (251 km2)
Land Area70.61 sq mi (182.9 km2)
Water Area26.29 sq mi (68.1 km2)
Demography
Total Population2504700
Density (pop.)14033.4/km2 (36356/sq mi)
DemonymBrooklynite
Other information
Postal Code112 + two digits
Area code347, 718, 917 929

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Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, with nearly 2.6 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.

Brooklyn was an independent city until its consolidation with New York City in 1898, and continues to maintain a distinct culture, independent art scene, and unique architectural heritage. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves where particular ethnic groups and cultures predominate.

Brooklyn's official motto is . Written in the (early modern spelling of the) Dutch language, it is inspired by the motto of the United Dutch Provinces and translated "Unity makes strength". The motto is displayed on the borough seal and flag, which also feature a young robed woman bearing fasces, a traditional emblem of republicanism. Brooklyn's official colors are blue and gold.

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City Room: Escaped Cobra, Hunkered Down in Brooklyn and Feeding Twitter? - New York Times (blog) Tweet this news
New York Times (blog)--The -Brooklyn- Gold apartments in Downtown -Brooklyn-. We think we may have located the Bronx Zoo's missing cobra. Not the actual snake, of course, who remains frustratingly at large, but the snake's Twitter-dominating alt - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:08:30 GMT+00:00
Nets Begin Selling Tickets For 2012-13 In Brooklyn - RealGM.com Tweet this news
RealGM.com--The New Jersey Nets have begun selling their premium season tickets for their inaugural season in -Brooklyn- in 2012-13. Current season tickets holders have been given the opportunity to buy its top ticket package, which is being called “All - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:43:09 GMT+00:00
Swingin' for the fences with music - Iowa City Press Citizen Tweet this news
Iowa City Press Citizen--In the 1950s, the -Brooklyn- Dodgers' Edwin Donald "Duke" Snider was the third-best centerfielder on the planet and yet -- oddly enough -- still only the third best centerfielder in the New York metro area. - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 13:42:17 GMT+00:00
City Room: Former PTA Treasurer Pleads Not Guilty - New York Times (blog) Tweet this news
New York Times (blog)--John Marshall Mantel for The New York Times Providence Hogan being escorted to her arraignment in -Brooklyn- Wednesday. Wearing baggy, brown wool pants and a rumpled, purple sweater over a T-shirt, a -Brooklyn- woman accused of embe - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 22:46:28 GMT+00:00
No sleep? - FOXSports.com Tweet this news
FOXSports.com--Knicks star Carmelo Anthony said the New Jersey Nets would discover a "sports-fanatic borough" in -Brooklyn- but that he was still unsure if the franchise could make its mark there after relocating in 2012, the New York Po - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:48:52 GMT+00:00
City Pays Family Of Police Shooting Victim $100000 - NY1 Tweet this news
NY1--The family of a -Brooklyn- man killed by police in 2008 will get a $100000 settlement from the city. A lawyer for the family says the payout proves police were wrong to fire at 46-year-old Gilberto Blanco. Blanco was shot and killed after approaching - Date : Thu, 31 Mar 2011 14:15:46 GMT+00:00
Bikini-Clad Brooklyn Decker Debuts Short New 'Do - Us Magazine Tweet this news
Us Magazine---Brooklyn- Decker sported one of her signature barely there bikinis in Miami Tuesday, but that wasn't what earned the Sports Illustrated cover girl double takes this time. She recently cut off 10 inches from her blonde locks. The Just Go - Date : Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:36:51 GMT+00:00
Man Wanted For Scamming Potential Brooklyn Tenants - NY1 Tweet this news
NY1--Police are asking for the public's help in finding a man they say is swindling people out of cash by showing apartments in -Brooklyn- that aren't his. Investigators say the man has struck eight times since January at six apartments. ... - Date : Mon, 28 Mar 2011 21:59:01 GMT+00:00
Is 'Teen Mom 2′ Star Jenelle Evans Copying Brooklyn Decker's New Haircut? - Hollywood Life Tweet this news
Hollywood Life--Teen Mom 2 star Jenelle Evans, 19, was arrested March 27 for assault- and in her mugshot, we couldn't help but notice that she is totally channeling -Brooklyn- Decker's new bob! -Brooklyn-, 23, got her hair cut and colored by cel - Date : Mon, 28 Mar 2011 21:06:37 GMT+00:00
New Fraud Charges Filed Against Espada Junior, Son - NY1 Tweet this news
NY1--A -Brooklyn- federal grand jury released a revised indictment Monday that charges the two with filing false tax returns. Espada, Jr. and his son had already been charged with embezzlement and conspiracy back in December. They were accused of stealing - Date : Mon, 28 Mar 2011 21:33:06 GMT+00:00


Sports :
Jurisdiction Sister District Country Since
Brooklyn Anzio, Lazio Italy 1990
Brooklyn Gdynia Poland 1991
Brooklyn Beşiktaş, Istanbul Province Turkey 2005
Brooklyn Leopoldstadt, Vienna Austria 2007
Brooklyn Borough of Lambeth
(Greater London)
England
Crown Heights Kfar Chabad, Center Israel

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