List of Neighborhoods in Brooklyn, NY

Does Brooklyn Have 30 Different Neighborhoods? 50?

Brownstone rowhouses in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn
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Heinz ketchup just about owns the number "57." Slugger Jackie Robinson of the Brooklyn Dodgers' retired number was "42." The number of years that Michael Bloomberg managed to be mayor of New York City was 12.

So, how many neighborhoods does Brooklyn actually have? And endless number, it seems, including many that most Brooklynites haven't ever visited.

And the city morphs, as new areas are carved out every few years. What was just simply "south Brooklyn" has become differentiated into distinct neighborhoods. And realtors love the magic trick of naming an area to give it a distinct identity, such as the newly formed "Greenwood Heights" or "Columbia Heights" areas. As of 2013, there are over 5 dozen distinct neighborhoods in Brooklyn — and most people probably don't even know the names of those that are either small (such as White Sands) or up-and-coming.

It's a great trivia question: How many neighborhoods are there in Brooklyn? How many have you visited?

The Count: 66 (at least) Neighborhoods in Brooklyn

There are at least 66 neighborhoods in Brooklyn. To wit:

  1. Bath Beach-Once a 19th century resort town, Bath Beach is a residential community
  2. Bay Ridge-Take in the views of the Verrazano Bridge
  3. Bedford-Stuyvesant-This trendy neighborhood has tons of restaurants and cafes
  4. Bensonhurst-This residential neighborhood has some fantastic Italian restaurants and shops
  5. Bergen Beach-Residential community located near the water
  6. Boerum Hill-Hip section of Brooklyn bordering Downtown Brooklyn
  7. Borough Park-This residential neighborhood is also home to a large Orthodox Jewish Community 
  1. Brighton Beach-A beach town know for its large Eastern European community. Enjoy authentic Russian eats on the boardwalk or take in a floor show at a nightclub
  2. Brooklyn Heights-Strill through the treelined brownstone filled streets of this charming historic section of Brooklyn. Enjoy the views of lower manhattan from the promenade 
  3. Brooklyn Navy Yard-The Brooklyn Navy Yard is home to a rooftop vineyard and a distillery 
  4. Brownsville-In the turn of the century, it was immigrant enclave featured in Alfred Kazin's A Walker in the City, this neighborhood is deeply rooted in Brooklyn's history
  1. Bushwick- Known for some of the best street art in NYC, this arty neighborhood has galleries, cafes and many performance venues
  2. Canarsie-In the 1930's there was an amusement park here, but now the area is a residential community
  3. Carroll Gardens-This area was the setting for the 1980's classic film Moonstruck, but in recent years the area has transformed from an Italian neighborhood to an enclave for young families 
  4. Clinton Hill-Home to an art college, this neighborhoods has a rich nightlife with noteworthy restaurants and bars
  1. Cobble Hill-This charming neighborhood is sandwiched between Brooklyn Heights and Carroll Gardens and is home to Smith Street, a popular destination for shopping
  2. Columbia Street Waterfront District-The area has restaurants and a waterside bike and running path
  3. Coney Island- Take a ride on the Cyclone at this vibrant beach town that houses an amusement park and a public beach
  4. Crown Heights-Head to Franklin Avenue, Crown Heights' restaurant row
  5. Cypress Hills- This residential area borders Queens.
  6. Ditmas Park -Take a walk through this neighborhood filled with old victorian mansions
  1. Downtown Brooklyn- From shopping to nightlife, you'll find it in Downtown Brooklyn
  2. DUMBO & Fulton Ferry-This trendy area is home to galleries and restaurants 
  3. Dyker Heights-The Dyker Heights Christmas lights are not to be missed 
  4. East New York-Residential neighborhood 
  5. East Williamsburg-Residential neighborhood with an emerging nightlife scene 
  6. Farragut-Residential neighborhood 
  7. Flatbush-Residential neighborhood 
  8. Flatlands-Residential neighborhood 
  9. Fort Greene-Home to BAM, this area has lots of restaurants 
  1. Fort Hamilton-Residential neighborhood 
  2. Gerritsen Beach-Residential neighborhood 
  3. Gowanus-Located between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens. The area has many restaurants and clubs
  4. Gravesend-Residential neighborhood 
  5. Greenpoint- A popular arty neighborhood 
  6. Greenwood Heights-Residential neighborhood but its known for the Green-Wood Cemetery 
  7. Homecrest-Residential neighborhood
  8. Highland Park-Residential neighborhood 
  9. Kensington- Residential neighborhood that's very popular with young familes
  10. Madison-Residential neighborhood 
  1. Manhattan Beach-Quiet beach town
  2. Mapleton-Residential neighborhood
  3. Marine Park-Residential neighborhood 
  4. Midwood-Residential neighborhood near Brooklyn College 
  5. Mill Basin-Residential neighborhood
  6. New Lots-Residential neighborhood 
  7. New Utrecht-Residential neighborhood 
  8. Northeast Flatbush-Residential neighborhood 
  9. Ocean Hill-Residential neighborhood near Brownsville
  10. Ocean Parkway-Residential neighborhood near Kensington 
  11. Old Mill Basin-Residential neighborhood near Sheepshead Bay
  12. Park Slope & South Park Slope-A treelined brownstone filled neighborhood bordering Prospect Park
  1. Prospect Heights-Located near Prospect Park, the residential neighborhood has a main street with great restaurants and shops
  2. Prospect Lefferts Gardens-Residential neighborhood with a main street that has a great bookstore and many restaurants
  3. Prospect Park South-Residential neighborhood near Ditmas Park
  4. Red Hook-An industrial neighborhood that's arty and has notable restaurants and arts venues
  5. Seagate- Residential neighborhood near Sheepshead Bay
  6. Sheepshead Bay- A bayside community with a popular restaurant scene. Great place to get a fishing boat. Also enjoy walking across the wooden foot bridge to Manhattan Beach
  1. Starrett City-Residential neighborhood near Coney Island 
  2. Stuyvesant Heights-Charming Residential neighborhood near Bed-Stuy
  3. Sunset Park-Home to Brooklyn's Chinatown, it's also home to Industry City
  4. Vinegar Hill-Residential neighborhood near the Brooklyn Navy Yard
  5. Weeksville-Histroic Brooklyn neighborhood 
  6. White Sands-Residential neighborhood 
  7. Williamsburg- This trendy neighborhood is home to many cafes, bars and restaurants 
  8. Windsor Terrace- Residential neighborhood near Prospect Park

Edited by Alison Lowenstein

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