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New York City Borough
    (1646- )
    2.5 million people (2000)
    31% of all New Yorkers live in Brooklyn
    96.9 square miles
    Kings County named for King Charles II
    Breukelen begins colonization (1636)
    Village of Breuckelen (Brooklyn) was named after the town in the Netherlands
    Breukelen was established by the Dutch (1646)
    Kings County became one of the 12 original counties of New York State (1683)
    Village of Brooklyn Incorporated (1816)
    Brooklyn incorporates as a city (1834)
    Brooklyn merges with the City of Williamsburgh and the Town of Bushwick (1854)
    Brooklyn annexes New Lots (1886)
    Brooklyn annexes Flatbush Gravesend and New Utrecht (1894)
    Brooklyn annexes the Town of Flatlands, taking all of Kings County (1896)
    Brooklyn merges into New York City (1898)
    Along with The Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, forms New York City
    The Battle of Long Island was fought here (August 27, 1776)
    It was the site of the Battle of Brooklyn in the American Revolution (October 1776).
    A Jewish driver's car went out of control, struck and killed an African-American child in Crown Heights, set off a riot ending in the stabbing death of a Jewish student (1991).
    The Brooklyn Dodgers deserted their loyal fans to move to Los Angeles after the 1957 season.
    Breukelen is New York State's oldest municipality.
    It is the home of the Brooklyn Bridge.
    The Brooklyn Dodgers played at Ebbetts Field.
    There is a huge Russian population living in the Brighton Beach section.
    A large Jewish hasidic community lives in Borough Park and Crown Heights.
    If it broke away from New York City, it would be the fourth largest US city.
    Home of the Coney Island amusement park and Nathan's Hot Dogs.
    The National Hockey League's New York Americans played in Brooklyn.
    It is the only borough connected to Staten Island by bridge (1964).
    TV series 'The Honeymooners,' 'Brooklyn Bridge,' 'Cosby,' 'Fanelli Boys,' 'Welcome Back Kotter' and 'Brooklyn South' are set in Brooklyn.
    Movies set in Brooklyn are 'Brooklyn Bridge,' 'Brooklyn Cowboys,' 'Brooklyn, U.S.A.,' 'Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.,' 'Lord's of Flatbush,' 'Spike of Bensonhurst,' 'Texas, Brooklyn and Heaven,' 'Kid from Brooklyn,' 'Kings of Brooklyn,' 'Over the Brooklyn Bridge,' 'Angels of Brooklyn,' 'Vampire in Brooklyn,' 'Last Exit to Brooklyn,' 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' and 'Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla.'
    The attractions include Prospect Park Zoo, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Grand Army Plaza, New York Aquarium and New York Transit Museum.
    For 2019, as of last week, Out of 93 Votes: 53.76% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 71 Votes: 56.34% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 65 Votes: 66.15% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 61 Votes: 72.13% Annoying
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    In 2014, Out of 73 Votes: 60.27% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 55 Votes: 72.73% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 46.15% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 55 Votes: 63.64% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 47 Votes: 48.94% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 44 Votes: 56.82% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 109 Votes: 44.95% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 168 Votes: 55.36% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 300 Votes: 53.33% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 317 Votes: 48.26% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 80 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
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