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Note: Because the term "New York City" is used very freely in newspapers, bios,
etc., we have placed data that doesn't specify EXACTLY what part of
"New York City" it's from, here
"New York City" is composed
of 5 counties (aka boroughs):
County (aka The Bronx)
Kings County (aka Brooklyn)
York County (aka Manhattan)
County (aka Queens)
County (aka Staten Island)
New York City is considered the county seat of all of the 5
Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs
Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County
Brooklyn Bridge, c. 1919
From Library of
Original Contributor: Irving Underhill
Brooklyn is connected to Manhattan by three bridges: the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Williamsburg bridges; a vehicular
tunnel, the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel; and several subway tunnels.
The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge links Brooklyn with the more suburban
borough of Staten Island.
Though much of its border is on land, Brooklyn shares several water crossings with Queens, including the Kosciuszko
Bridge (part of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway), the Pulaski Bridge, and the JJ Byrne Memorial Bridge, all of which
carry traffic over Newtown Creek, and the Marine Parkway Bridge connecting Brooklyn to the Rockaway Peninsula.
View a list
of the neighborhoods of Brooklyn
consolidated with the Counties of Bronx
, Kings (Brooklyn), New
Queens , and Richmond (Staten
Island) in 1874.
County Seat: New
Year Organized: 1683
Square Miles: 309
52 Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007-1222
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