Brooklyn (/ˈbrʊklᵻn/) is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, with a Census-estimated 2,636,735 residents in 2015. It is geographically adjacent to 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 (which is coextensive with the borough of Manhattan). With a land area of 71 square miles (180 km2) and water area of 26 square miles (67 km2), 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 each of the five boroughs were a separate city, Brooklyn would rank as the third-most populous city in the U.S., behind Los Angeles and Chicago. Brooklyn was an independent incorporated city (and previously an authorized village and town within the provisions of the New York State Constitution) 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 it has evolved into a thriving hub of entrepreneurship and high technology startup firms, and of postmodern art and design.Wikipedia
Is Brooklyn in United States on your travel bucket list? This online travel guide is all you need to have before planning your trip. A gripping city on its own right, Atlantic City also deserves a visit. Attractions in Atlantic City include Empire State Building, Central Park, Statue Of Liberty. Also, to reach Brooklyn, you'll have to take a flight to Atlantic City; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Brooklyn can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.
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