... the empire state building,
"down under the manhattan bridge overpass".
Historic Brooklyn NY is home to everyone from everywhere - we are the world's neighborhood, the borough that puts the "new" in New York City. Brooklyn is big, it's diverse, and it's got something for everyone - this is the real New York! You name it, Brooklyn's got it: history, beaches, including Brighton Beach, parks, New York's only aquarium, Coney Island, ethnic enclaves, night clubs, hip art galleries & museums, world-class shopping. It's all here, and you're invited to come and experience all that Brooklyn NY has to offer. And our Tourism and Visitors Center is here to guide you toward what you want to do and how to get there.
Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City, located southwest of Queens on the western tip of Long Island. An independent city until its consolidation with New York in 1898, Brooklyn is New York City's most populous borough, with 2.5 million residents, and second largest in area. If the borough were a separate city, it would be the fourth-largest city in the United States. 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).
Though a part of New York City, Brooklyn maintains a distinct culture, independent art scene, and unique architectural heritage. ManyBrooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves where particular ethnic groups and cultures predominate.
- Official site of the Brooklyn Borough President
- Brooklyn Tourism
- Brooklyn travel guide from Wikitravel
- Brooklyn Neighborhoods
- All About Brooklyn
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