a borough of New York City, on W Long Island. 76.4 sq. mi. (198 sq. km).
a city in NE Ohio.
Contemporary Examples

Spike Lee Blasts The New York Times’ Story on Brooklyn Gentrification in Fiery Op-Ed Marlow Stern March 30, 2014
The Tragedy of Arthur by Arthur Phillips: Review James Shapiro April 26, 2011
Joy Behar’s New Point of View Kevin Sessums May 11, 2010
He Was My Favorite Student, and They Say He Killed a Baby Brandy Zadrozny September 12, 2013
Protesters Slimed This Good Samaritan Cop Michael Daly December 15, 2014

Historical Examples

Folkways William Graham Sumner
America First Various
A Traveler in Time August Derleth
America First Various
The Shadow Mary White Ovington

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

Note: The Brooklyn Bridge connects Brooklyn with Manhattan.

Note: It is noted for the special “Brooklyn accent” of its inhabitants.


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