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Welcome to Brooklyn ...

Brooklyn is located in Kings County<1> and is the County Seat for Kings County.

When the people of Brooklyn refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Brooklynite<2>

Brooklyn is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Brooklyn lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Brooklyn ...

While we believe that this Brooklyn is located in Kings County, we know of another 2 New York communities named Brooklyn. Those communities are located in the following counties: Cattaraugus and Delaware County.

Beyond New York, there are 63 communities that are also named Brooklyn - they are located in Alabama (3), California, Connecticut, Florida (2), Georgia (3), Illinois (4), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (5), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (2), Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (3), Missouri, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Jersey, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia (4), Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania (4), Prince Edward Island (2), South Carolina (3), Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Brooklyn.

Communities near Brooklyn ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Brooklyn.

  • New York [New York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New York
    • New York [New York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the northwest of Brooklyn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,336,817 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New York
  • Bronx [Bronx County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bronx
    • Bronx [Bronx County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Brooklyn
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 1,385,108 people
    • Bronx has also been known as:
    • Bronx
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bronx
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bronx<5>
  • Hempstead [Nassau County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hempstead
    • Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Brooklyn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 766,980 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempstead
  • Newark [Essex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark [Essex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Brooklyn
    • Estimated population in 2019: 282,011 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jersey City [Hudson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jersey City
      • Jersey City [Hudson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 262,075 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jersey City
    • North Hempstead [Nassau County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hempstead
      • North Hempstead [Nassau County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 230,933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hempstead have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hempstead
    • Yonkers [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yonkers
      • Yonkers [Westchester County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 200,370 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yonkers<5>
    • Elizabeth [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the west of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129,216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Clifton [Passaic County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Passaic County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 85,052 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • New Rochelle [Westchester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Rochelle
      • New Rochelle [Westchester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Brooklyn
      • Estimated population in 2019: 78,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Rochelle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Rochelle<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brooklyn. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brooklyn.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brooklyn. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Brooklyn.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brooklyn. Our list includes 86 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Brooklyn.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brooklyn ...

Looking for more information about Brooklyn? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Brooklyn, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brooklyn.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in New York

About Kings County

About New York

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brooklyn. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Kings, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Brooklyn refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Brooklyn may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brooklyn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brooklyn) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brooklyn. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brooklyn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brooklyn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6784, Longitude: -73.9470    
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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