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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.


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


(ˈbrʊk lɪn)

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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A born and bred Brooklynite, Longo takes pride in his deep roots in Cobble Hill.
A homegrown Brooklynite with a penchant for self-promotion, she found stardom out West in 1939 thanks to her vivacity--her childhood nickname was Pepper-Pot--and to a chance meeting with Hollywood agent Ben Medford, whose lawn she decorated with a lucky bike crash.
Rebecca Fox, 38, is a queer fat-identified femme Brooklynite who lifts weights, swims and spins.
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But these stores are too expensive and don't have the right ingredients for the 62-year-old contract administrator, a native Brooklynite who lives in a brownstone she bought for a song back in the 1960s.
If you are going to make a pizza crust, make it like a Brooklynite would want it to be made, and that's what we did," says David Mafoud, principal of Damascus Bakery, which maintains operations in Brooklyn, N.
Lucky for us this means we'll get more of Larry David, everyone's other favorite bespectacled Brooklynite, who has found a bit of a revitalization on Saturday Night Live for his uncanny Sanders impersonations But the person who lucks out the most, it seems, it Larry David, who, according to Sanders, would in fact get to keep his job during a Sanders presidency.
Luckily, she did not wait for me to admit anything; she just hurled forward, at first focusing exclusively on me and my disdain, and then broadening the attack to my friend and other Brooklynite disdainers, calling us disrespectful, ill-mannered, and conceited.
Other than this, he's a Brooklynite through and through.
Moe, a dyed-in-the-wool Brooklynite, ex-cop, PI and homespun philosopher who has beat stomach cancer, undertakes his final caper when Nancy Lustig, a figure from his very first case, retains him to find her missing daughter Sloane, now renamed Siobhan.
The American comedy drama, which follows bisexual Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) as she transitions from engaged Brooklynite to inmate, after being sent to prison for transporting drug money, has been such a hit that American Pie star Biggs is no longer the only famous name attached.