Brooklyn


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Brook·lyn

 (bro͝ok′lĭn)
A borough of New York City in southeast New York on western Long Island. Dutch colonists first settled the area in 1636 and 1637 and in 1645 established the hamlet of Breuckelen near the present-day site of Borough Hall. Renamed Brooklyn by the English, the expanded community became part of New York City in 1898.

Brook′lyn·ite′ (-lə-nīt′) n.

Brooklyn

(ˈbrʊklɪn)
n
(Placename) a borough of New York City, on the SW end of Long Island. Pop: 2 465 326 (2000)

Brook•lyn

(ˈbrʊk lɪn)

n.
a borough of New York City, on W Long Island. 2,230,936; 76.4 sq. mi. (198 sq. km).
Brook′lyn•ite`, n.
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Noun1.Brooklyn - a borough of New York City
Greater New York, New York, New York City - the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center
Coney Island - a section of Brooklyn on the Atlantic; known as an amusement center
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Down through the twilight sank five attacking airships, one to the Navy Yard on East River, one to City Hall, two over the great business buildings of Wall Street and Lower Broadway, one to the Brooklyn Bridge, dropping from among their fellows through the danger zone from the distant guns smoothly and rapidly to a safe proximity to the city masses.
The first loss of life occurred in the panic rush from Brooklyn Bridge as the airship approached it.
He married a girl who sat in a chair next to his own in the art school and went to live in an apartment house in Brooklyn.
I gave him something to think about, that fellow," he muttered to himself as he climbed the stairs to his Brooklyn apartment.
Three hours before the Abraham Lincoln left Brooklyn pier, I received a letter worded as follows:
For instance, there's a Brooklyn preacher by the name of Talmage, who is laying up a considerable disappointment for himself.
Talmage, of Brooklyn, is going to embrace, and kiss, and weep on, when he comes.
The journey was only to Brooklyn, where he was duly delivered to a second-rate theatre, Wilton Davis being so indifferent a second-rate animal man that he could never succeed in getting time with the big circuits.
West, the well-known Brooklyn educator, was then in charge of the school, and remembers the lad's deftness in English composition, and his struggles with mathematics.
Being an economical Vermonter, Barrett went to work in a little wooden shed in the backyard of a Brooklyn foundry.
I told the man to drive down to the Brooklyn ferry and to cross over.
1] A bay of the East River, on which the Brooklyn Navy Yard is situated.