This is a list of neighborhoods in Brooklyn, one of the five boroughs of New York City.

By geographical region

Central Brooklyn

Eastern Brooklyn

Northern Brooklyn

Northwestern Brooklyn

Southern Brooklyn

Southwestern Brooklyn

The southwestern portion of Brooklyn shares numbered streets and avenues starting from 36th Street to 101st Street and from 1st Avenue to 25th Avenue, passing through the neighborhoods listed below, respectively.

By historical town

The original Dutch settlement of what is now Brooklyn consisted of six towns with clearly defined borders. These later became English settlements, and were consolidated over time until the entirety of Kings County was the unified City of Brooklyn. The towns were, clockwise from the north: Bushwick, Brooklyn, Flatlands, Gravesend, New Utrecht, with Flatbush in the middle. The modern neighborhoods bearing these names are located roughly in the center of each of these original towns. Certain portions of the original six towns were also independent municipalities for a time, before being reabsorbed.

Following an 1894 referendum, the entire consolidated City of Brooklyn became a borough of New York City in 1898.


Annexed to Brooklyn in 1854.

Town of Bushwick


Town of Brooklyn


Annexed to Brooklyn in 1869.

Town of Flatlands


Town of Gravesend

Annexed to Brooklyn in 1894.

New Utrecht

Town of New Utrecht

Annexed to Brooklyn in 1894.


Town of Flatbush

Annexed to Brooklyn in 1894.

See also


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