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  Brooklyn
Brooklyn, New York, cradle of tough guys and Nobel laureates, fourth largest city in the United States, proof of the power of marginality, and homeland of America's most creative diasporic culture.
First, add an "s" to the end of Garden like everyone else does; then cross the street from one candy store corner to the other; walk the long block past P.S. and Clara Barton High School; cross Washington Avenue; walk left for a bit and turn right into this extraordinary place.
Ask your father to stop the car on infrequent family forays down Flatbush Avenue toward the Manhattan Bridge and "the City." He won't: Junior's is for visitors from the City, crossing your path in their quest to recapture their own Brooklyns of old—no more retrievable at Junior's than, in the end, on the Internet.
www.brooklyn.net   (0 words)

  
  Brooklyn Borough Hall
Brooklyn Borough Hall, the original City Hall, is located on the north side of Joralemon Street, between Court and Adams streets.
Brooklyn Borough Hall was originally built as Brooklyn's City Hall and contained the offices of the Mayor and the City Council as well as a court room and a jail.
Brooklyn Borough Hall is one of the most significant government buildings in Brooklyn and the heart and soul of Brooklyn's Civic Center.
www.nyc.gov /html/dcas/html/resources/brook_boroughhall.shtml   (579 words)

  
  Brooklyn Encyclopedia @ HotAndCold.com (Hot and Cold)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brooklyn is the most populous of the five boroughs of New York City with about 2.6 million inhabitants.
The loss of Brooklyn's separate identity as a city was met with some consternation by some residents at the time, and later; the merger has been known as the "Great Mistake of 1898", as it was called by many newspapers of the day, and the phrase still denotes Brooklyn pride among old-time Brooklynites.
Brooklyn's most beloved and cherished institution had left, and the move is cited by some historians as one of the catalysts for the decline of Brooklyn in the 1960s and 1970s.
www.hotandcold.com /encyclopedia/Brooklyn   (2618 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Brooklyn   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brooklyn is the most populous of the five boroughs of New York City with about 2.5 million inhabitants.
In 1898, Brooklyn residents voted by a slight majority to join with Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens and Richmond (later Staten Island) as the five boroughs to form the modern City of Greater New York.
Brooklyn's most famous team, the Dodgers, got its start as a minor league team in 1883, joining the American Association in 1884, calling themselves the Bridegrooms and playing at the first of three venues called Washington Park.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Brooklyn   (3118 words)

  
 Brooklyn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Despite being part of the City of New York, Brooklyn in character is its own city, as opposed to the Bronx which historically and characteristically could be better described as a northern extension of Manhattan, or southern extension of Westchester County.
The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle in the area that is today Brooklyn, a western part of Long Island then largely inhabited by the Canarsie Native American tribe.
According to an estimate of the United States Census Bureau, Brooklyn's population increased to 2,475,290 in 2004.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Brooklyn   (4003 words)

  
 Maps & Neighborhoods - Brooklyn
The Brooklyn Academy of Music presents concerts, contemporary and classical dance, performance art, theater for young people, repertory and first run films; it's home to both the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Next Wave Festival.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a 52-acre urban oasis, with specialty gardens, world-class plant collections, and one-of-a-kinds is an urban oasis, has more Japanese cherry trees than Washington, D.C., not to mention roses, lilacs, and azaleas.
The Brooklyn Museum of Art, one of the largest museums in the United States, showcases one of the world's greatest Egyptian collections.
www.nycvisit.com /content/index.cfm?pagePkey=431   (807 words)

  
 Brooklyn Bridge
And as the mass of the anchorages had to be sufficient to offset the pull of the cables, where they were secured on land, so the mass of the towers, whatever their height, had to be sufficient to withstand the colossal downward pressure of the cables as they passed over the tops of the towers.
The Brooklyn Bridge cost $15.1 million to build, $3.8 million of which was to purchase land for approaches and the remainder going toward construction.
By 1910, the penny toll on the Brooklyn Bridge was removed after the City of New York passed a law prohibiting the use of tolls to finance construction and maintenance of its bridges.
www.nycroads.com /crossings/brooklyn   (4351 words)

  
 Town of Brooklyn   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It's hard to tell with so many new people moving into town these days - many people have told me it is because we are so close to other states and they can have large lots with lower costs and lower taxes compared to other regions or towns.
Either way, Brooklyn is at a crossroads, consistently striving to maintain it's rural charisma and atmosphere while keeping an eye to the future.
Brooklyn's town hall staff leaves you with a friendly feeling.
www.brooklynct.org /government.htm   (282 words)

  
 All About Brooklyn, New York - Brooklyn dot com
Brooklyn Lyceum - 227 Fouth Ave @ President St.
Brooklyn College will put the ‘Secrets of Coney Island Creek,’ on full view in an exhibit of photographs by photographer and author Charles Denson, scheduled to open at the Brooklyn College Library, on Thursday, October 18, 2007.
With support from its Founding Sponsor Con Edison, Green Brooklyn will be held indoors and outdoors at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street, Friday 9/21, 11 am — 4 pm with free giveaways and a raffle prize to win an Enano computer, the world’s smallest and most energy-efficient computer.
www.brooklyn.com   (0 words)

  
 OregonLive.com: Brooklyn
I was walking to the bus and noticed a big yellow banner that is hanging over at Brooklyn Park that say it's registration time for Baseball and Softball with the Powell Little League who uses the baseball field in the Brooklyn park (and several other parks around southeast) for the summer.
The Brooklyn Action Corps is holding it's October Board Meeting tomorrow (Wednesday the 12th) over at the fabulous True Brew Coffee House located at 3370 SE Milwaukie starting at 6:30 PM.
The Brooklyn Action Corps Board is a neighborhood organization whose purpose is to better the community by working together toward the solutions of its social, physical, and economic problems.
www.oregonlive.com /brooklyn/weblog   (3490 words)

  
 Brooklyn - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Brooklyn is well known for being a Democratic and a Liberal stronghold : In 2004, Brooklyn voters prefered Senator Kerry with 514,973 votes (74.9%) to only 167,149 (24.3%) for President Bush.
On January 23, 2004, developer Bruce Ratner announced that he had purchased the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association as part of a large multi-use skyscraper development.
He plans to move the Nets to a hoped-for 20,000-seat Brooklyn Nets Arena as part of a development called at the Atlantic Yards at Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/b/r/o/Brooklyn.html   (3278 words)

  
 New York (city)/Brooklyn - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brooklyn (its name as borough of the city of New York; it is also Kings County, a county of the state of New York), the "Borough of Homes and Churches," is one of the five Boroughs of New York.
Brooklyn is situated on the westernmost point of Long Island and shares a land boundary with Queens which partially encircles Brooklyn to the north, east and south; Manhattan lies across the East River to the west and north of Brooklyn and Staten Island is across the Verrazano Narrows to the southwest.
Brooklyn is currently enjoying a period of growth and affluence not seen since before World War II.
wikitravel.org /en/New_York_(city)/Brooklyn   (3388 words)

  
 Brooklyn Links   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brooklyn Academy of Music - Dating from its first performance in 1861, BAM has grown into a thriving urban arts center that brings international performing arts, media, and film to Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Visiting this site is the next best thing to visiting the garden: Exhaustive but well organized, it offers virtual tours and everything you would ever want to know about the garden, as well as gardening information and access to the resource center and library.
Brooklyn Museum of Art - The Brooklyn Museum of Art is the second largest art museum in New York City and one of the largest in the United States.
www.gothamgazette.com /localbeats/brooklyn.php   (1806 words)

  
 City of Brooklyn Park Employment
Brooklyn Park employs over 300 full time and part time employees in addition to over 500 seasonal employees each year.
Brooklyn Park also offers an attractive and comprehensive benefits package, which is designed to attract, reward and retain employees.
It is the policy of the city to afford equal opportunity to all and to discriminate against none, to take affirmative action to promote equal employment and advancement opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran's status, marital status or status with regard to public assistance.
www.brooklynpark.org /sitepages/pid30.php   (194 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Brooklyn
Brooklyn was due mainly to lay effort there was never any of the subsequent difficulty over trustee authority and rights that made so much scandal elsewhere during this era.
Brooklyn was the quaint little St. Francis'-in-the-Fields, which Father Raffeiner opened in 1850, at Putnam and Bedford avenues.
That one man should have founded a diocese and in the course of his administration brought it to a position of such pronounced influence and efficiency, is one of the most remarkable facts in the history of the Church's progress in the United States.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/02798d.htm   (2894 words)

  
 Brooklyn, Michigan   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On August 5, 1836, a document was filed in the county office in Jackson along with a plat of Brooklyn, and the name of the village officially became Brooklyn.
The weekly newspaper, The Brooklyn Exponent, (now The Exponent) has chronicled the happy and tragic events of the community from 1881 until today.
Today Brooklyn, Michigan is a small touristy town with many historical interests.
www.brooklyn.net /other_bklyns/bklyn_mi.html   (278 words)

  
 Brooklyn
There aren't many Brooklyn streets to be found, although people do travel quite a bit by the trolleys that gave the Dodgers -- originally the Trolley Dodgers, named after all those Brooklyn residents who risked life and limb on a daily basis jumping across the ubiquitous trolley tracks -- their name.
Although her investigation of the death of a teacher takes her to East New York, Coney Island, Brooklyn Heights and other neighborhoods, the borough is reduced to a few street names (some of which are fictional) and the occasional observation (of the tell-don't-show variety) that she's in a baa-aa-aaad area.
Although it is one of the few Brooklyn mysteries approaching the streets of Marine Park, tucked in between southern Flatbush Avenue and Sheepshead Bay, in the hands of Robert Leigh, Brooklyn is reduced to a few street names (some of which are fictional) and a sprinkling of storefronts.
mywebpages.comcast.net /monkshould/Brooklyn.htm   (12137 words)

  
 Brooklyn City Guide and Yellow Pages at SuperPages.com
Brooklyn, the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, also occupies the entirety of Kings County.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music provides world-class theater which frequently draws crowds from Manhattan, and the Brooklyn Museum of Art boasts an Egyptology collection that rivals those in London and Cairo.
Brooklyn's other venerable landmark is the amusement park at Coney Island.
www.superpages.com /cities/Brooklyn-NY.html   (594 words)

  
 Brooklyn
The U.S.S. BROOKLYN was the flagship of "Flying Squadron" under the command of Commodore Winfield Scott Schley.
Upon BROOKLYN's return, she served in various locations on the East Coast and in the West Indies until being assigned as the flagship of the "Flying Squadron" on March 28, 1898.
On July 3, 1898, USS BROOKLYN was a key vessel in the Battle of Santiago, which resulted in the loss of the Spanish fleet in the Caribbean.
www.spanamwar.com /brooklyn.htm   (850 words)

  
 BROOKLYN FDNY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Brooklyn at one time had it's own Fire Department.
There were two major reorganizational dates that involved the Brooklyn and Queens engine and ladder companies.
To avoid confusion with the companies in Manhattan and the Bronx, the companies in Brooklyn and Queens were renumbered on October 1, 1899.
www.nyfd.com /brooklyn.html   (190 words)

  
 Gotham Gazette -- Brooklyn
Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Features a "virtual tour" of the garden, a listing of "goings on at the Garden," horticultural tips and information on metropolitan plants, including an encyclopedia.
Brooklyn Children's Museum - Includes a calendar of events, current exhibits with photos, information on the Museum's collection of cultural objects and natural history specimens, and a guide to the Museum's programs.
Brooklyn Historical Society Ü Founded in 1863, this non-profit keeps the history of NYC alive and kicking.
www.gothamgazette.com /localbeats/brooklyn.shtml   (849 words)

  
 Brooklyn Dodgers and Cooperstown Collection Gift Mall: American Needle Cooperstown Collection caps
It opened on April 9, 1913, and served the burgeoning borough of Brooklyn, NY, until the Dodgers broke their fans' hearts and moved out following the 1957 season.
View Brooklyn Dodgers Topps Archive card set for complete 165 card set to commemorate the 40th anniversary in 1995.
View the Ebbets Field vintage photos for some of the rarest collection of views from in and outside of Brooklyn's Ebbets Field.
www.bayou.com /~brooklyn   (332 words)

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