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"Enjoy the breathtaking views of Brooklyn"

We enjoyed taking a stroll while exploring this beautiful town of Brooklyn. It is one of our favorite neighborhoods in New York. There are about 5 great places to go on a walking tour of Brooklyn. Park Slope and Prospect Park, Brooklyn Heights, Street Art in Bushwick, Waterfront Around Red Hook and Williamsburg are some of the trails you can choose to explore!

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Brooklyn is the most populous borough of New York City, with a Census-estimated 2,629,150 residents in 2016. It borders the borough of Queens at the southwestern end of Long Island. Since 1896, Brooklyn has had the same boundaries as Kings County, the most populous county in the U.S. state of New York, and the second-most densely populated county in the United States, after the county of New York .

With a land area of 71 square miles and water area of 26 square miles , Kings County is New York's fourth-smallest county by land area and third-smallest by total area, though it is the second-largest among the city's five boroughs. Today, if New York City dissolved, Brooklyn would rank as the third-most populous city in the U.S., behind Los Angeles and Chicago.

Brooklyn was an independent incorporated city until January 1, 1898, when, after a long political campaign and public relations battle during the 1890s, according to the new Municipal Charter of "Greater New York", Brooklyn was consolidated with the other cities, boroughs, and counties to form the modern "City of New York," surrounding the Upper New York Bay with five constituent boroughs. The borough continues, however, to maintain a distinct culture. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves. Brooklyn's official motto, displayed on the Borough seal and flag, is Eendraght Maeckt Maght which translates from early modern Dutch as "Unity makes strength".

In the first decades of the 21st century, Brooklyn has experienced a renaissance as an avant garde destination for hipsters, with concomitant gentrification, dramatic house price increases, and a decrease in housing affordability. Since 2010, Brooklyn has evolved into a thriving hub of entrepreneurship and high technology startup firms, and of postmodern art and design.


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