New York City’s most populous borough, Brooklyn, is home to nearly 2.6 million residents. If Brooklyn were an independent city it would be the fourth largest city in the United States. While Brooklyn has become the epitome of ‘cool and hip’ in recent years, for those that were born here, raised families here and improved communities over the years, Brooklyn has never been ‘uncool’. The world is simply catching up to what they’ve always known.
Brooklyn has long been the melting pot of the United States. Home to as many as 200 different languages and a population that is nearly 40 percent foreign born, Brooklyn’s diversity is a shining example of multi-culturalism at work in the United States. The diversity of our people is mirrored in the diversity of our neighborhoods, economy and ideas, all of which make Brooklyn a hotbed for innovation, culture and history.
Our parks and museums are world-class, our neighborhood architecture second to none and our people committed to One Brooklyn. Yet the spirit of a Brooklynite ensures that we are always striving to improve. To learn more about Brooklyn’s past please visit The Brooklyn Historical Society website. And if you have time and would like to intern or volunteer at our office in order to make Brooklyn’s future even brighter please sign up on our website here.
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
p: (718) 802 3700 | f: (718) 802 3778