List of Brooklyn neighborhoods

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These are the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, one of five boroughs of New York City, USA.

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

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Northwestern Brooklyn

South Brooklyn

The section of Brooklyn known as South Brooklyn takes its name from its geographical position relative to 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

Central Brooklyn

Southwestern Brooklyn

Southern Brooklyn

Eastern Brooklyn

Southeastern Brooklyn

List of neighborhoods by historical town

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.

Bushwick

Annexed to Brooklyn in 1854.

Town of Bushwick

Brooklyn

Town of Brooklyn

Flatlands

Annexed to Brooklyn in 1896.

Town of Flatlands

Gravesend

Town of Gravesend

Annexed to Brooklyn in 1894.

New Utrecht

Town of New Utrecht

Annexed to Brooklyn in 1894.

Flatbush

Town of Flatbush

Annexed to Brooklyn in 1894.

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