List of Brooklyn neighborhoods

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This is a list of neighborhoods in Brooklyn, one of the five boroughs of New York City.

Note that the neighborhood boundaries on this map are only approximate.

Northwestern Brooklyn[edit]

South Brooklyn[edit]

The section of Brooklyn known as South Brooklyn takes its name from the geographical position of the original town of Brooklyn, which today includes the neighborhoods listed above under the heading "northwestern Brooklyn." It is not located in the southern part of the modern borough.

Northern Brooklyn[edit]

Central Brooklyn[edit]

Southwestern Brooklyn[edit]

The southwestern portion of Brooklyn shares numbered streets and avenues starting from 36th Street to 101st Street and from 1st Avenue to 25th Avenue, passing through the neighborhoods listed below, respectively.

Southern Brooklyn[edit]

Eastern Brooklyn[edit]

Southeastern Brooklyn[edit]

List of neighborhoods by historical town[edit]

The original Dutch settlement of what is now Brooklyn consisted of six towns with clearly defined borders. These later became English settlements, and were consolidated over time until the entirety of Kings County was the unified City of Brooklyn. The towns were, clockwise from the north: Bushwick, Brooklyn, Flatlands, Gravesend, New Utrecht, with Flatbush in the middle. The modern neighborhoods bearing these names are located roughly in the center of each of these original towns. Certain portions of the original six towns were also independent municipalities for a time, before being reabsorbed.

Following an 1894 referendum, the entire consolidated City of Brooklyn became a borough of New York City in 1898.


Annexed to Brooklyn in 1854.

Town of Bushwick


Town of Brooklyn


Annexed to Brooklyn in 1896.

Town of Flatlands


Town of Gravesend

Annexed to Brooklyn in 1894.

New Utrecht[edit]

Town of New Utrecht

Annexed to Brooklyn in 1894.


Town of Flatbush

Annexed to Brooklyn in 1894.

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