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How Far Is Brooklyn From Nyc?

Brooklyn is a borough of New York City in Kings County and a former independent city. It is the most populous borough in the United States, with a Census-estimated 2,629,150 residents in 2016. It borders the borough of Queens at the southwestern end of Long Island. Located just east of Manhattan Island, Brooklyn shares several toponyms with Queens and Staten Island, including Flatbush and Gravesend.

Brooklyn was an independent incorporated city until January 1, 1898, when it became a borough of Greater New York. Since then it has been coterminous with Kings County, one of the original counties of New York State.

The prehistory of Brooklyn spans more than 350 years. In 1524 Captain Giovanni da Verrazzano sailed into what is now known as the Narrows and considered it an island. He named it “New Angoulême” after his native city in France’s Provence region.[1] In 1609 Henry Hudson explored the area which would become New York Harbor, sailing around Lower Manhattan to find its source.[2] Around 1624 Albert Joriszoon van der Zaan built Fort Nassau on Castle Hill overlooking the site that.

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