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Barren Island, was originally an island off the southern end of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, in Jamaica Bay just opposite the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. Flag Seal Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World[1], Gotham Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 1,214. ... A borough is a unique form of government used in New York City to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city, and differs significantly from other borough forms of government used in the New York City area and elsewhere. ... A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... Jamaica Bay is a bay that lies in the shadow of New York Citys skyscrapers and is adjacent to one of the nations busiest airports. ... The Rockaway Peninsula, also known as The Rockaways, is the name of a peninsula of Long Island, most of which is located within the borough of Queens in New York City; the peninsulas easternmost section forms the town of East Rockaway, in suburban Nassau County. ... Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow Queens is the largest in area and second most populous of the five boroughs of New York City. ...


It once maintained a somewhat diverse community for its time, supported mainly by a fish rendering plant and other industries related to offal products. The island housed a plant that rendered horse bones (supplied from the streets of New York City, and others) into glue, which activity inspired the name Dead Horse Bay to the still extant water body on the western shore.


Today, it is now connected to the Brooklyn mainland, owing to landfill in order to connect a series of marsh islands (Barren Island being the largest) to create Floyd Bennett Field. All of what was once was Barren Island, is now part of Gateway National Recreation Area. Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ... Map of Floyd Bennett Field today. ... Gateway National Recreation Area is a 26,607 acre (105 km²) recreation area owned by the United States government in the New York City metropolitan area. ...

Neighborhoods in the New York City Borough of Brooklyn

Barren Island · Bath Beach · Bay Ridge · Bedford-Stuyvesant · Bensonhurst · Boerum Hill · Borough Park · Brighton Beach · Brooklyn Heights · Brownsville · Bushwick · Canarsie · Carroll Gardens · City Line · Clinton Hill · Cobble Hill · Coney Island · Crown Heights · Ditmas Park · Downtown · DUMBO · Dyker Heights · East Flatbush · East New York · Flatbush · Flatlands · Fort Greene · Fort Hamilton · Gerritsen Beach · Gowanus · Gravesend · Greenpoint · Kensington · Manhattan Beach · Marine Park · Midwood · Mill Basin · Navy Yard · New Lots · New Utrecht · Ocean Hill · Park Slope · Prospect Heights · Prospect Park South · Red Hook · Sheepshead Bay · Starret City · Sunset Park · Williamsburg · Windsor Terrace These are the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, one of five boroughs of New York City. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World[1], Gotham Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 1,214. ... A borough is a unique form of government used in New York City to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city, and differs significantly from other borough forms of government used in the New York City area and elsewhere. ... A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1932 KB) Summary A house in the snow on overlooking the Promenade in the historic Brooklyn Heights district of Brooklyn. ... Bath Beach is a community of Brooklyn, New York City, located at the southwestern edge of the mainland of the Borough on Gravesend Bay. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bedford Stuyvesant (aka Bed-Stuy) is a neighborhood in central Brooklyn, New York City. ... Bensonhurst is a blue collar/middle class neighborhood located in the south-central part of New York Citys borough of Italian immigrants moved into the neighborhood, and today their descendants make up the vast majority of its population along with longtime Chinese population. ... Boerum Hill is a small segment of Brooklyn roughly bounded by State Street to the north, 3rd Avenue to the east, Court Street to the west, and Warren Street to the south. ... Brighton Beach is a community on Coney Island in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City. ... Expensive real estate! Brooklyn Heights in the snow taken from the Promenade. ... Brownsville is a neighborhood in central Brooklyn, New York. ... Bushwick is a place in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA. It was founded in 1661 by Governor Peter Stuyvesant as Boswijck. ... Canarsie is a neighborhood in the eastern portion of the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City, USA. Its name is Algonquin for fenced land or fort. ... Carroll Gardens is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA named for Charles Carroll, a revolutionary war veteran who was also the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. ... City Line is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, bordering the neighborhood of Ozone Park, Queens to the east, and the neighborhoods of East New York to the west, Cypress Hills to the north, and Jamaica Bay to the south. ... Clinton Hill is a small neighborhood in north-central Brooklyn, New York. ... Cobble Hill is a Brooklyn neighborhood in New York City, USA. Bordered by Atlantic Avenue on the north, Hicks Street to the west, Smith Street on the east and Degraw Street to the south, Cobble Hill sits adjacent to Boerum Hill and Brooklyn Heights with Carroll Gardens to the south. ... Image of Coney Island (middle left of picture) taken by NASA. The peninsula at right is Rockaway, Queens. ... Crown Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn in New York City. ... Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River Metro Tech is a business center in Downtown Brooklyn Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. ... A view of part of DUMBO with Manhattan in the distance DUMBO (an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is the popular name of a neighborhood in Brooklyn. ... Dyker Heights is a neighborhood in southwestern Brooklyn, New York, USA. It is sandwiched between Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst on Gravesend Bay(Lower New York Bay). ... East Flatbush is a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. ... East New York is a primarily low to middle income neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... Flatbush is a community of the Borough of Brooklyn, a part of New York City, consisting of several neighborhoods. ... Flatlands is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... Fort Greene is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Fort Hamilton is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. ... Gerritsen Beach is a Brooklyn neighborhood, located next to Floyd Bennett Field and Manhattan Beach, on Rockaway Inlet. ... Gowanus is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA, situated roughly between Red Hook and Carroll Gardens on the west and Park Slope on the East. ... Afternoon by the Sea (Gravesend Bay), a pastel by William Merritt Chase, ca 1888 shows traditional catboats in the bay and the Navesink Highlands across Lower New York Bay. ... Landmark 19th century rowhouses on tree lined street in the Greenpoint Historic District. ... Kensington is a neighborhood in the center of the New York City, borough of Brooklyn. ... Manhattan Beach is a beach on the Atlantic Ocean situated on the eastern end of Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. ... General Information Marine Park . ... Midwood is a neighborhood located in the south central part of Borough of Brooklyn, New York, roughly half way between Prospect Park and Coney Island. ... Mill Basin/ Mill Island is a neighborhood in southeastern Brooklyn lying along Jamaica Bay and bounded to the north by Avenue U, and to the east, south, and west by the Mill Basin/ Mill Island Inlet. ... The New York Naval Shipyard (NYNSY), also known as the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the New York Navy Yard and United States Navy Yard, New York, is located 1. ... New Lots is a section of Brooklyn New York. ... Ocean Hill is a neighborhood on the Northeastern section of Brooklyn in New York City. ... A typical Park Slope block in spring. ... Prospect Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, USA, bounded by Flatbush Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue. ... Red Hook is a neighborhood of the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA. Before annexation into Brooklyn, Red Hook was a separate village. ... Sheepshead Bay is a bay separating the mainland of Brooklyn, New York City from the eastern portion of Coney Island, the latter originally a barrier island but now effectively an extension of the mainland with peninsulas both east and west. ... In 2003, Starrett City changed its name to the Spring Creek Towers. ... Sunset Park is a diverse, working-class neighborhood in the South Brooklyn section of Brooklyn, New York, USA. The neighborhood is located south of Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, separated by Green-Wood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway/NY-27, while 65th Street and the Gowanus Expressway/I-278 mark... Williamsburg is a neighborhood in northern Brooklyn, New York City. ... Windsor Terrace is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA. It is bounded by Prospect Park to the east and Green-Wood Cemetery to the west. ...


 
 

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