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Brooklyn, one of the five boroughs of New York City, southwestern Long Island, southeastern New York state, U.S., coextensive with Kings county. It is separated from Manhattan by the East River and is bordered by the Upper and Lower New York bays (west), the Atlantic Ocean (south), and the borough of Queens (north and east).
Once a home for incoming immigrants via Ellis Island, Brooklyn has evolved into the world capital of hip. Traces of the old guard stand proud among the more recent wave of stylish restaurants, bars, art galleries, and indie shops in Brooklyn's lively, multicultural neighborhoods. The borough's green spaces—Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Brooklyn Bridge Park—are second to none.
The Bronx. Brooklyn. Manhattan. Queens. Staten Island. Advertisement. There's plenty to discover in the City's most populous borough. Between its world-class nightlife and boundary-pushing cuisine, Brooklyn has earned an enviable reputation, but make no mistake—there's fun to be had for all ages. Coney Island, Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum beckon, as do some of the best New York–style pizzas anywhere.
The most populous borough of New York, Brooklyn occupies 81 square miles (210 square km) to the east of Manhattan on the western fringe of Long Island. Sections of the area were first settled by the Dutch in the 1630s, and six largely agricultural towns—Brooklyn, Flatlands, Flatbush, New Utrecht, Bushwick, and Gravesend—soon thrived.
Brooklyn (/ ˈ b r ʊ k l ɪ n /) is a borough of New York City, coextensive with Kings County, in the U.S. state of New York. Kings County is the most populous county in the State of New York, and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, behind New York County .
The City of Brooklyn is located in Kings County in the State of New York. Find directions to Brooklyn, browse local businesses, landmarks, get current traffic estimates, road conditions, and more. The Brooklyn time zone is Eastern Daylight Time which is 5 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Nearby cities include South Brooklyn, DUMBO, Fort Greene, Red Hook, Adelphi.