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Encyclopedia > Downtown Brooklyn
Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River
Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River
Metro Tech is a business center in Downtown Brooklyn
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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. The numerous office buildings including the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower and 4 MetroTech Center in the district give the area its own skyline distinct from Manhattan's. Brooklyn skyline, seen from the Staten Island Ferry off the tip of lower Manhattan File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Brooklyn skyline, seen from the Staten Island Ferry off the tip of lower Manhattan File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Chicago skyline as seen from the north Skyline of Hong Kong at night Skyline of St Petersburg in the 19th century The growing Buenos Aires skyline Cairos Old City, displaying Islamic architecture Sydney, Australia A skyline is best described as the overall or partial view or relief of... New York City waterways: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 307 KB)MetroTech is a business center in Downtown Brooklyn, which houses a couple of leading American companies, and Polytechnic University of New York File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 307 KB)MetroTech is a business center in Downtown Brooklyn, which houses a couple of leading American companies, and Polytechnic University of New York File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert... The construction of the Empire State Building, 1930. ... View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ... The term Downtown Manhattan may have different meanings to different people, especially depending on what part of New York City they live in. ... A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ... The Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower rises over Downtown Brooklyn. ... Business and educational center in Downtown Brooklyn. ... The Chicago skyline as seen from the north Skyline of Hong Kong at night Skyline of St Petersburg in the 19th century The growing Buenos Aires skyline Cairos Old City, displaying Islamic architecture Sydney, Australia A skyline is best described as the overall or partial view or relief of...


The area gets its name from having once been the downtown section of the City of Brooklyn, which was an independent city before the consolidation of the five boroughs of New York City in 1898. Today, the area is a newly rezoned and growing commercial district, and it includes Brooklyn Borough Hall, the Kings County New York State courthouse, and the central courthouse for the Federal Eastern District of New York. There are numerous attractions within the area, including the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the New York Transit Museum. 1898 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Brooklyn Academy of Music ( pronounced BAM! in Emerilese) is located in Brooklyn, a borough of New York City, at 30 Lafayette Avenue near the Flatbush Avenue Station of the Long Island Rail Road and the Williamsburgh Savings Bank, the tallest building in Brooklyn. ... The New York Transit Museum is a museum located in an unused New York City Subway station in Brooklyn (Court Street) which displays historical artifacts of the New York Subway and bus systems. ...


It is connected with Manhattan by the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges and various subway lines. The Brooklyn Bridge, view from just north of the South Street Seaport, Manhattan. ... View from the East River Cross section Lower level of the Manhattan Bridge The Manhattan Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan with Brooklyn. ... The New York City Subway, which has returned to service after a strike in 2005, is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ...


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Downtown Brooklyn (780 words)
Two blocks north of Borough Hall are the Federal Building and the Brooklyn Eagle Building, the home of the borough's leading newspaper; and two blocks south of the Hall, on Schermerhorn Street, congregate many charitable institutions and juvenile societies, with the Children's Court, the Domestic Relations Court, and the Central Courts Building in their midst.
The Brooklyn Eagle was founded in 1841 by a group of Democrats, with Henry C. Murphy, later mayor of Brooklyn, as editor.
The parish was organized in 1822 by a group of seventy Catholics under the leadership of Peter Turner (1797-1863), a bust of whom stands in the churchyard near Jay and Chapel Streets.
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