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A guide to Brooklyn NY neighborhoods and community life in Brooklyn, including neighborhood maps and photos, Brooklyn neighborhood restaurants, Brooklyn parks and public libraries, and Brooklyn NY neighborhood boundaries.
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  3. Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, Vinegar Hill, Downtown Brooklyn (14)
  4. Ethnically Authentic Brooklyn (24)
  5. Gowanus (4)
  6. Park Slope in Brooklyn NY (17)
  7. Sheespshead Bay (1)

Brooklyn, a Once and Always Melting Pot: Muslim Communities
Brooklyn is a big demographic soup. Brooklyn is home to many different religions. Along with US citizens, our borough's population includes naturalized American citizens, legal visitors and immigrants, and also illegal immigrants. Their nations of origin reflect the global community: Europe and the former USSR, Poland and Russia; Mexico,...

Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn's Superfund Site
Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal was deemed a Superfund site by the EPA in 2010. Clean up of toxic contaminants will take a decade. What does this mean for playing and living near the Gowanus Canal?

Brooklyn Neighborhoods and Education
A guide to the diverse neighborhoods of the borough of Brooklyn, including Brooklyn neighborhood maps and Brooklyn photos. Information on Brooklyn restaurants, schools, and transportation.

Brooklyn Area Map
Interactive map of Brooklyn neighborhoods.

Eight Free (or Almost-Free) Things to Do in Coney Island
Have free fun at Coney Island: watch the Mermaid Parade, see summer fireworks, and oogle the Nathan's annual hotdog eating contest winners.

Brooklyn Zip Code Directory, by Neighborhood
A list of over 60 neighborhoods in Brooklyn, with a zip code for each.

3 Brooklyn Real Estate Myths about "Good Zip Codes"
Just what can a Brooklyn zip code can tell you about the neighborhood? After all, Forbes Magazine runs articles such as America's Most Expensive Zip Codes. (Brooklyn doesn't boast one of them.) With almost 50 different postal zip codes, Brooklyn probably has more zip codes than most cities in the United States. Should zip codes be used by...

Where is Parking Near Atlantic Center Mall, BAM, Brooklyn Flea?
Information about parking near three Brooklyn attractions: the Atlantic Center Mall,the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Brooklyn Flea's weekend indoor winter location at the Williamsburg Savings Bank.

Brooklyn, New York
Quick facts about Brooklyn. Find neighborhood statistics, demographics, and more.

Your Favorite Brooklyn Neighborhoods
Readers Respond: Which Brooklyn neighborhood is your favorite?

Brooklyn Neighborhoods: A Photo Tour
From Williamsburg to Coney Island, see photos of the neighborhoods that give Brooklyn its unique character.

Sunset Park
Sunset Park is home to Brooklyn's Chinatown and boasts a large Latin American community. Find out more about this charming multicultural neighborhood.

Park Slope
Park Slope is a family-friendly Brooklyn neighborhood known for its historic brownstones and tree-lined streets.

What does "BoCoCa" mean?
It's a funny-sounding term, but "BoCoCa" actually designates a specific area in South Brooklyn.

Coney Island
Find New York City's largest amusement park, the New York Aquarium, famous hot dogs, mermaids, and more in this historic waterfront neighborhood.

Cobble Hill
Learn more about this charming neighborhood in South Brooklyn.

Greenpoint - Neighborhood Profile
A neighborhood profile of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, including transporation, schools, restaurants, bars, activites, and essential information.

Brooklyn Walking Tour: Victorian Homes in Prospect Park South
Landmarked in 1979 by New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, Prospect Park South was one of New York’s early suburban planned communities. Among the turn-of-the-20th century residents who lived in this bedroom community were wealthy merchants, businessmen, bankers and industrialists. Today, about 1,000 residents live in Prospect...

Best Fun Spots for Picnics in Park Slope
One of Brooklyn’s nicest traditions is a Picnic in Park Slope, whether sitting on a brownstone stoop or on a bench in a leafy park.

History of Sunset Park, Then and Now
A description of Sunset Park's social history.

Tour: Explore Brooklyn History-Places to See in Sunset Park
Some of Brooklyn's most interesting historical sites are located in modest Sunset Park, a largely immigrant neighborhood that is adjacent to both a large waterfront area, and the huge swath of parkland that is Green-wood Cemetery. As Park Slope is defined by its proximity to Prospect Park, and Brooklyn Heights by its proximity to Manhattan,...

Where to Shop in Flatbush: 5 Shopping Hubs
It's worth the trip into Flatbush to explore affordable shopping opportunities — and sample some of Brooklyn's different neighborhoods, too.

Brooklyn Area Map
Interactive map of Brooklyn neighborhoods.

DUMBO
DUMBO is a once-industrial neighborhood marked now by an artistic spirit and a growing shopping and restaurant scene. Find out more about the area.

Top 6 Things to Do in New York's Coney Island in Winter
A visit to Brooklyn's Coney Island off-season especially in winter makes for a bracing experience. It's eerie and dramatic: the open sky, the ocean, and the skeleton of Coney Island's famous Cyclones rollercoaster and Parachute Jump. Coney Island in the wintertime is beautiful in an isolated, industrial-urban-landscape kind of way. It's...

Muslim Communities in Brooklyn
Muslim Communities in Brooklyn

Celebrate Chinese New Years in NY in Sunset Park, Brooklyn's Chinatown
Eight Avenue in Sunset Park has a large Asian community. See what's happening for Asian New Year!

Applewood Restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn — Popular Dinner, Brunch Spot
A review of Applewood restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Gowanus Canal—Truth or Fiction that "Bodies Were Dumped Here?"
Today, Gowanus, the neighborhood, is one of Brooklyn's hip, up-and-coming neighborhoods. But it wasn't always that way.

Which Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill Restaurants Offer Brooklyn Restaurant Week?
Yum! Restaurant Week, or Dine In Brooklyn, means you get a fixed price breakfast, lunch or dinner at one of Brooklyn's great little eateries. Find out what's out there. What Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Red Hook restaurants are participating in Brooklyn Restaurant Week, March 21-31, 2011?

Brooklyn Restaurant Week: 25 Places You’ve Never Heard of That Are Worth ...
There are several times of the year that the city runs Restaurant Week, and it's always a great time to get outside your own neighborhood and try something new. Here are some cool restaurants tucked away in non-trendy Brooklyn neighborhoods that are worth visiting during Brooklyn's own, humble and immensely popular Restaurant Week, called Dine...

Where Can You Watch a Sunset Over the Atlantic Ocean in Brooklyn New York?
Watch the sun set over the Atlantic Ocean, in Brooklyn, NY. Here's one great spot.

Best Brooklyn Views of Empire State Building—Photo Op
The Empire State Building is one of New York City's iconic landmarks, and one can see it from miles away. There are several parts of Brooklyn with great views of the Empire State Building. Best of all, it's lit in colored lights at night, making for a dreamy vista from Brooklyn.

Great Kosher Bakeries in Brooklyn NY
Great Kosher Bakeries in Brooklyn NY

How Many Roller Coasters are there at Coney Island?
How Many Rollercoasters are there at Coney Island?

DUMBO, Near the Brooklyn Bridge — A Tour of Trendy Front Street
DUMBO is the Brooklyn neighborhood closest to Manhattan, on the southern tip of the island. And, it's a huge destination for tourists, visitors and Brooklynites looking for great views of New York Harbor, interesting architecture, and a uniquely Brooklyn experience of walking under both the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges.

When are The Summer Fireworks in Coney Island after Brooklyn Cyclones Games?
When are The Summer Fireworks in Coney Island ?

How to Get to Brooklyn Bridge Park & DUMBO-Directions by Foot,Train,Bus,Boat,Car
DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park are big tourist attractions and are among the closest destinations for visitors who walk from Manhattan across the Brooklyn Bridge. How do you get to Brooklyn Bridge Park and DUMBO's various attractions, such as Fulton Landing, Grimaldi's Pizza, St. Ann's Warehouse, art galleries and East River parks by subway,...

Free Outdoor Films at Fort Greene's Habana Outpost:Sunday Movies Under the Stars
Here's a fun way to spend Sunday nights in Brooklyn: Free movies under the stars in Fort Greene's crowded, eco-friendly Habana Outpost. Get some drinks and Cuban-Mexican food, and settle in for great free films. Movies start at sundown. Here's the movie schedule.

21 Places to Play Piano Outdoors - Where To Find a Pop Up Piano in Brooklyn
Here's a list of where you can find free access to baby grand and other pianos throughout Brooklyn from mid-June through July 2nd. Its the Pop Up Piano festival, a New York City-wide free music and DIY festival in which 88 pianos, decorated and painted by artists, celebrities and community groups, are placed in public spaces. Visitors can listen...

Views & Directions to Red Hook Brooklyn — by Car, Subway, Bus, and IKEA Ferry
Directions to the interesting Brooklyn neighborhood of Red Hook, with photos of this area's wonderful Manhattan views, interesting warehouse buildings, and IKEA store. Find out how to get to IKEA by boat, by subway and bus, and by bike and by foot. Is it worth the trouble to go to Red Hook? Yes!

NY's Daffodil Project:Where Do I Get Free Bulbs to Plant in Brooklyn Parks?
Daffodils in the streets, parks, community gardens of New York City are a living memorial to the fallen of September 11, 2001. Find out how this project got started, and where to get free bulbs to continue the memorial and beautify Brooklyn.

Annual MLK Free Concert Series — Martin Luther King Concerts
Get the schedule of free annual Martin Luther King Concerts Series at Wingate Field in Brooklyn.

Brooklyn's Big Eyed Blues Festival
Brooklyn's Big Eyed Blues Festival: What it is, what's playing this year.

New York Does Halloween!A Brooklyn Neighborhood Guide to Big Halloween Events
Just about every Brooklyn neighborhood — and there are dozens of them in a borough with two and a half million people — has some kind of Halloween festivity. Here's a select guide to some of the biggest and best known of Brooklyn's many public Halloween events. It's organized, for your convenience, by location. Look for your neighborhood, and...

Halloween Family Fun in Brooklyn's Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and BAM Area
Find out what's happening in Fort Greene and the BAM area for Halloween. Events include a dog costume contest,a wonderful haunted house performance, a festival for kids and families, and a Halloween day event at BAM.

Mile 13's The Place to Be on NY Marathon Sunday: 9 Bands in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
There are four official entertainment spots at Mile 13 of the 26.2 mile ING New York City Marathon in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It's a neighborhood where Polish immigrants meet hipster 20-and-30 somethings. The Marathon draws a big crowd, lots of joyous energy — and promises a ton of free entertainment and music.

Kid's Santas Parade: Green Christmas & Christmas Parade in Greenpoint Brooklyn
Most Christmas events for children, at least in once-blustery New York City, are indoors. This year, there's something a little different--and green-- for kids and families in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. It's a Santa's parade — weather permitting, of course — followed by a community swap of necessary stuff. Check it out.

Calling All Brooklyn Leaders: NYC Neighborhood Achievement Awards
Find out how to nominate a Brooklyn community organization, person or business for the NYC Neighborhood Achievement Awards.

Are There Kosher Hotels in Brooklyn?
Kosher hotels in Brooklyn's Williamsburg and Borough Park

Party in Brooklyn's Streets: Mega-Block Parties & Weekend Walks for Family Fun
The Weekend Walks program, sometimes known as Summer Streets, allows communities to shut down traffic so roads and public spaces can be used by the community for a day. Like a huge block party, these are fun neighborhood events...and free.

How many neighborhoods does Brooklyn have?
How many neighborhoods does Brooklyn have?

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