What does Brooklyn mean?

Definitions for Brooklyn
ˈbrʊk lɪnbrook·lyn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Brooklynnoun

    a borough of New York City

Wiktionary

  1. Brooklynnoun

    A borough of New York City. It is located on the western end of Long Island.

  2. Brooklynnoun

    of modern usage, also spelled Brooklynn.

  3. Etymology: From Bruklyn Breukelen. See Breukelen at Wikipedia.

Wikipedia

  1. Brooklyn

    Brooklyn () 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 (Manhattan). Brooklyn is also New York City's most populous borough, with 2,736,074 residents in 2020.Named after the Dutch village of Breukelen, Brooklyn is located on the westernmost edge of Long Island and shares a border with the borough of Queens. It has several bridge and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan, across the East River, and is connected to Staten Island by way of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. With a land area of 70.82 square miles (183.4 km2) and a water area of 26 square miles (67 km2), Kings County is the state of New York's fourth-smallest county by land area and third-smallest by total area. Brooklyn was founded by the Dutch in the 17th century and grew into a busy port city by the 19th century. On January 1, 1898, after a long political campaign and public relations battle during the 1890s, in accordance to the new Municipal Charter of "Greater New York", Brooklyn was consolidated in and annexed (along with other areas) to form the current five borough structure of New York City. The borough continues to maintain some distinct culture. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves. 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." In the first decades of the 21st century, Brooklyn has experienced a renaissance as a destination for hipsters, with concomitant gentrification, dramatic house price increases, and a decrease in housing affordability. Some new developments are required to include affordable housing units. Since the 2010s, Brooklyn has evolved into a thriving hub of entrepreneurship, high technology start-up firms, postmodern art and design.

ChatGPT

  1. brooklyn

    Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs of New York City, located in the U.S. state of New York. It's the most populous borough and was originally a separate city until it consolidated with New York in 1898. Known for its cultural diversity, Brooklyn is also famous for landmarks such as Coney Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Barclays Center. It has a rich history and vibrant arts scene, with many galleries, music venues, and theaters.

Wikidata

  1. Brooklyn

    Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, with approximately 2.5 million residents, and the second-largest in area. 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. It is also the westernmost county on Long Island. Today, if it were an independent city, Brooklyn would rank as the fourth most populous city in the U.S., behind only the other boroughs of New York City combined, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Brooklyn was an independent city until January 1, 1898 when, according to the Charter of "Greater New York", Brooklyn was consolidated with the other boroughs to form the modern "City of New York". It continues to maintain a distinct culture. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves where particular ethnic groups and cultures predominate. Brooklyn's official motto is Eendraght Maeckt Maght. Written in the Dutch language, it is inspired by the motto of the United Dutch Provinces and translated "Unity makes strength". The motto is displayed on the borough seal and flag, which also feature a young robed woman bearing fasces, a traditional emblem of Republicanism. Brooklyn's official colors are blue and gold.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Brooklyn

    a suburb of New York, on Long Island, though ranking as a city, and the fourth in the Union; separated from New York by the East River, a mile broad, and connected with it by a magnificent suspension bridge, the largest in the world, as well as by some 12 lines of ferry boats plied by steam; it is now incorporated in Greater New York; has 10 m. of water front, extensive docks and warehouses, and does an enormous shipping trade; manufactures include glass, clothing, chemicals, metallic wares, and tobacco; there is a naval yard, dock, and storehouse; the city is really a part of New York; has many fine buildings, parks, and pleasure grounds.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. brooklyn

    A city and seaport of the United States, at the extremity of Long Island, opposite New York City. In 1776 this part of Long Island was one of the principal localities of the war of independence. Here on August 27, 1776, was fought the first great battle of the Revolutionary war after the Declaration of Independence. The American army occupied Manhattan, Governor’s, and Long Islands, a large force being placed by Washington under the command of Gen. Greene in a fortified camp extending from Wallabout Bay to Gowanus Cove. Unfortunately, Gen. Greene was taken sick, and four days before the battle the command was given to Gen. Putnam. On August 22 the British forces under Lord Howe landed and encamped at the western point of Long Island. About midnight on the 26th the British attacked the American left, and about daybreak on the 27th the Hessians under Von Heister attacked the centre, and were met bravely by the American forces; but an important pass through the hills on their right, called the Jamaica Pass, being left unguarded, a select body of English troops poured through, followed by Percy and Cornwallis with the main army, and, attacking them from the flank and rear, drove the patriots in confusion with heavy loss. On the night of the 29th, Washington succeeded, under cover of a dense fog, in withdrawing all his troops from Brooklyn to New York, and finding it impossible to defend that city, he removed his forces to the heights of Harlem. During the civil war Brooklyn was not surpassed by any city in her zeal for the cause of the Union.

Rap Dictionary

  1. brooklyn

    Brooklyn aka Crooklyn New York City borough, once was a city by itself. By population, largest of the five boroughs. Known neighborhoods include Bed Stuy, Coney Island, Fort Greene, Flatbush, Red Hook, Brownsville, Bushwick, East New York, and Canarsie. Some more well known reliance first capital streets are Linden Blvd, Atlantic Ave, Flatbush Ave, Flatlands Ave, Pennsylvania Ave, Utica Ave, and East 83rd St.. Former home town of the Brooklyn Dodgers. Also referred to as (mainly by the Wu-Tang Clan) as Brooklyn Zoo, Bethlehem or Medina. No sleep till Brooklyn! -- Beastie Boys (No sleep till Brooklyn).

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BROOKLYN

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Brooklyn is ranked #136449 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Brooklyn surname appeared 123 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Brooklyn.

    75.6% or 93 total occurrences were White.
    13% or 16 total occurrences were Black.
    8.1% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brooklyn in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brooklyn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of Brooklyn in a Sentence

  1. William Powell:

    I was just trying to be generous, you’d be surprised how many people are on a really tight budget in Brooklyn.

  2. Joe Tsai:

    Last time [ I ] talked to him was when we made the decision that he was not going to be playing until something changes, we have n’t communicated since then. Obviously, Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has his own belief so I respect that.

  3. Lindsay Lohan:

    I am very grateful to those at Brooklyn Community Services, Duffield and The Ali Forney Center for welcoming me into their services and allowing me to finish my court ordered Community Service hours. Thank you to Shawn and everyone involved for having faith in me and supporting me in getting the job done, i look forward to working with The Ali Forney Center and BCS in the future. Thank you for the inspiration.

  4. Dana Walden:

    We made a decision this year, which was we wanted to give ‘ Bob’s Burgers, ’ an Emmy-winning huge performer for us, an opportunity to have a primetime period and to really grow, once we made that decision, it just limited the opportunities we had to schedule ‘ Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and ultimately, we decided that we just did n’t have the room for it, with Thursday night football going into the fall, she added. We were trying to create a more cohesive schedule and scheduling ‘ Brooklyn ’ was going to prevent us from launching something new.

  5. Tim Gannon:

    I felt the community needed to know what happened. Brooklyn Center police needed to see it. I needed to be transparent. And I want to be forthright.

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