Brooklyn

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

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Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it borders the borough of Queens, at the western end of Long Island. The settlement began in the 17th century as the small Dutch-founded town of "Breuckelen" on the East River shore of Long Island, grew to be a sizeable city in the 19th century, and was consolidated in 1898 with New York City (then confined to Manhattan and part of the Bronx), the remaining rural areas of Kings County, and the largely rural areas of Queens and Staten Island, to form the modern City of New York.
It is geographically adjacent to the borough of Brooklyn at the southwestern end of Long Island and to Nassau County farther east on Long Island; in addition, Queens shares water borders with the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx.

New York City

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Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a census-estimated 2,648,771 residents in 2017.
The five boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island – were consolidated into a single city in 1898.

Long Island

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Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, it borders the borough of Queens, at the western end of Long Island. The settlement began in the 17th century as the small Dutch-founded town of "Breuckelen" on the East River shore of Long Island, grew to be a sizeable city in the 19th century, and was consolidated in 1898 with New York City (then confined to Manhattan and part of the Bronx), the remaining rural areas of Kings County, and the largely rural areas of Queens and Staten Island, to form the modern City of New York.
Kings and Queens Counties (the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens, respectively) and Nassau County share the western third of the island, while Suffolk County occupies the eastern two-thirds.

Culture of Brooklyn

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The borough continues, however, to maintain a distinct culture.
Brooklyn has played a major role in various aspects of American culture including literature, cinema and theater as well as being home to the world-renowned Brooklyn Academy of Music and to the second largest public art collection in the United States which is housed in the Brooklyn Museum.

List of Brooklyn neighborhoods

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Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves.
This is a list of neighborhoods in Brooklyn, one of the five boroughs of New York City.

East River

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Brooklyn also has several bridge connections to the boroughs of Manhattan (across the East River) and Staten Island (across the Verrazano Narrows Bridge). The settlement began in the 17th century as the small Dutch-founded town of "Breuckelen" on the East River shore of Long Island, grew to be a sizeable city in the 19th century, and was consolidated in 1898 with New York City (then confined to Manhattan and part of the Bronx), the remaining rural areas of Kings County, and the largely rural areas of Queens and Staten Island, to form the modern City of New York.
It separates the borough of Queens on Long Island from the Bronx on the North American mainland, and also divides Manhattan from Queens and Brooklyn, which are also on Long Island.

Manhattan

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Brooklyn also has several bridge connections to the boroughs of Manhattan (across the East River) and Staten Island (across the Verrazano Narrows Bridge). Since 1896, the borough has been coterminous with Kings County, the most populous county in the U.S. state of New York and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after the county of New York (which is coextensive with the borough of Manhattan). The settlement began in the 17th century as the small Dutch-founded town of "Breuckelen" on the East River shore of Long Island, grew to be a sizeable city in the 19th century, and was consolidated in 1898 with New York City (then confined to Manhattan and part of the Bronx), the remaining rural areas of Kings County, and the largely rural areas of Queens and Staten Island, to form the modern City of New York.
Manhattan has the third-largest population of New York City's five boroughs, after Brooklyn and Queens, and is the smallest borough in terms of land area.

List of the most populous counties in the United States

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Since 1896, the borough has been coterminous with Kings County, the most populous county in the U.S. state of New York and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after the county of New York (which is coextensive with the borough of Manhattan).
Queens County, Kings County, New York County, Bronx County, and Richmond County, New York are coterminous with boroughs of New York City, fall under the jurisdiction of the combined city government.

Flatbush, Brooklyn

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Flatbush: as Midwout in 1652
Flatbush is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

Flags of New York City

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Brooklyn's official motto, displayed on the Borough seal and flag, is Eendraght Maeckt Maght, which translates from early modern Dutch as "Unity makes strength".
The flags of New York City include the flag of New York City, the respective flags of the boroughs of The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island, and flags of certain city departments.

Gravesend, Brooklyn

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Gravesend: in 1645, settled under Dutch patent by English followers of Anabaptist Lady Deborah Moody, named for 's-Gravenzande, Netherlands, or Gravesend, England
Gravesend is a neighborhood in the south-central section of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, on the southwestern edge of Long Island in the U.S. state of New York.

Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Bushwick: as Boswijck in 1661
Bushwick is a working-class neighborhood in the northern part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

Green-Wood Cemetery

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British troops forced Continental Army troops under George Washington off the heights near the modern sites of Green-Wood Cemetery, Prospect Park, and Grand Army Plaza.
Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery in Kings County, New York.

Gowanus Canal

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Washington, viewing particularly fierce fighting at the Gowanus Creek from atop a hill near the west end of present-day Atlantic Avenue, was famously reported to have emotionally exclaimed: "What brave men I must this day lose!".
The Gowanus Canal (originally known as the Gowanus Creek) is a 1.8 mi canal in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, on the westernmost portion of Long Island.

Prospect Park (Brooklyn)

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British troops forced Continental Army troops under George Washington off the heights near the modern sites of Green-Wood Cemetery, Prospect Park, and Grand Army Plaza.
Prospect Park is a 526 acre public park in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

Gabriel Furman

Many incidents and documents relating to this period are in Gabriel Furman's 1824 compilation.
Gabriel Furman (January 23, 1800 Brooklyn, Kings County, New York — November 11, 1854 Brooklyn) was an American lawyer, historian and politician from New York.

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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In parallel development, the Town of Bushwick, a little farther up the river, saw the incorporation of the Village of Williamsburgh in 1827, which separated as the Town of Williamsburgh in 1840 and formed the short-lived City of Williamsburgh in 1851.
Williamsburg is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, bordering Greenpoint to the north; Bedford–Stuyvesant to the south; Bushwick, East Williamsburg, and Ridgewood, Queens to the east; and Fort Greene and the East River to the west.

Flatlands, Brooklyn

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Flatlands: as Nieuw Amersfoort in 1647
Flatlands is a neighborhood in the southeast part of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City.

The Bronx

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The settlement began in the 17th century as the small Dutch-founded town of "Breuckelen" on the East River shore of Long Island, grew to be a sizeable city in the 19th century, and was consolidated in 1898 with New York City (then confined to Manhattan and part of the Bronx), the remaining rural areas of Kings County, and the largely rural areas of Queens and Staten Island, to form the modern City of New York.
The whole territory east of the Bronx River was annexed to the city in 1895, three years before New York's consolidation with Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

Gravesend

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Gravesend: in 1645, settled under Dutch patent by English followers of Anabaptist Lady Deborah Moody, named for 's-Gravenzande, Netherlands, or Gravesend, England
In Brooklyn, New York, the neighbourhood of Gravesend is said by some to have been named for 's-Gravenzande.

Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument

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The British set up a system of notorious prison ships off the coast of Brooklyn in Wallabout Bay, where more American patriots died of intentional neglect than died in combat on all the battlefields of the American Revolutionary War, combined.
The Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument in Fort Greene Park, in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, is a memorial to the more than 11,500 American prisoners of war who died in captivity aboard sixteen British prison ships during the American Revolutionary War.

Sports in Brooklyn

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Sports became big business, and the Brooklyn Bridegrooms played professional baseball at Washington Park in the convenient suburb of Park Slope and elsewhere.
Brooklyn has an active sports scene that spans over a hundred years.

History of the New York City Subway

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The building of rail links such as the Brighton Beach Line in 1878 heralded the end of this isolation.
The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system that serves four of the five boroughs of New York City, New York: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens.

14th Regiment (New York State Militia)

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The most well-known regiment to be sent off to war from the city was the 14th Brooklyn "Red Legged Devils".
The 14th Regiment New York State Militia (also called the 14th Brooklyn Chasseurs) was a volunteer militia regiment from the City of Brooklyn, New York.

Ridgewood Reservoir

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The rapidly growing population needed more water, so the City built centralized waterworks including the Ridgewood Reservoir.
Ridgewood Reservoir is a decommissioned 19th century reservoir that sits on the Brooklyn–Queens border within New York City and is part of Highland Park.