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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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