27 Facts About The Brooklyn

1. The Brooklyn has several bridge and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan across the East River, and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge connects Staten Island.

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2. The Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with an estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017.

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3. The Brooklyn was a separate city before the people there voted to join New York City in 1898.

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4. The Brooklyn is one of the 5 boroughs of New York City.

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5. New York City's most populous borough, The Brooklyn, is home to nearly 2.6 million residents.

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6. The Brooklyn had to make a police report with the Brooklyn Police Department in order to get her cards back.

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7. The Brooklyn has smaller liberal arts institutions, such as Saint Joseph's College in Clinton Hill and Boricua College in Williamsburg.

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8. Education in The Brooklyn is provided by a vast number of public and private institutions.

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9. The Brooklyn was long a major shipping port, especially at the Brooklyn Army Terminal and Bush Terminal in Sunset Park.

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10. The Brooklyn has one of the most active recreational fishing fleets in the United States.

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11. The Brooklyn once had a National Football League team named the Brooklyn Lions in 1926, who played at Ebbets Field.

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12. The Brooklyn is attracting numerous high technology start-up companies, as Silicon Alley, the metonym for New York City's entrepreneurship ecosystem, has expanded from Lower Manhattan into Brooklyn.

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13. The Brooklyn has 18 of the city's 59 community districts, each served by an unpaid Community Board with advisory powers under the city's Uniform Land Use Review Procedure.

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14. The Brooklyn is home to many Russians and Ukrainians, who are mainly concentrated in the areas of Brighton Beach and Sheepshead Bay.

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15. The Brooklyn has an annual, celebrated Carnival in the tradition of pre-Lenten celebrations in the islands.

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16. The Brooklyn contains dozens of distinct neighborhoods representing many of the major culturally identified groups found within New York City.

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17. In 2010, The Brooklyn had some neighborhoods segregated based on race, ethnicity, and religion.

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18. The Brooklyn has more women and girls, with 88.4 males for every 100 females.

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19. The Brooklyn had reached its natural municipal boundaries at the ends of Kings County.

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20. The Brooklyn is referred to as a twin city of New York in the 1883 poem, "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus, which appears on a plaque inside the Statue of Liberty.

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21. The Brooklyn has several bridge connections to the boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island (across the Verrazzano Narrows Bridge).

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22. The Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a census-estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017.

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23. The Brooklyn is the anglicized form of the Dutch word Breuckelen.

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24. The Brooklyn has approximately 2.5 million residents, which means if it were to be separated from the rest of New York City, Brooklyn would become the 4th most populous US city.

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25. The Brooklyn told Young that local Indians raised good crops, including corn and pumpkins, but that there was ever-present danger of frost.

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26. The Brooklyn urged the vanguard company to continue on to California but was unable to shift the leader's focus away from the Great Basin.

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27. The Brooklyn reported to Young about his group's successful journey and their settlement in what is today San Francisco, California.

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