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 
  8. 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
  9. 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 
  10. Brooklyn Navy Yard-The Brooklyn Navy Yard is home to a rooftop vineyard and a distillery 
  11. 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
  12. Bushwick- Known for some of the best street art in NYC, this arty neighborhood has galleries, cafes and many performance venues
  13. Canarsie-In the 1930's there was an amusement park here, but now the area is a residential community
  14. 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 
  15. Clinton Hill-Home to an art college, this neighborhoods has a rich nightlife with noteworthy restaurants and bars
  16. Cobble Hill-This charming neighborhood is sandwiched between Brooklyn Heights and Carroll Gardens and is home to Smith Street, a popular destination for shopping
  17. Columbia Street Waterfront District-The area has restaurants and a waterside bike and running path
  18. Coney Island- Take a ride on the Cyclone at this vibrant beach town that houses an amusement park and a public beach
  19. Crown Heights-Head to Franklin Avenue, Crown Heights' restaurant row
  20. Cypress Hills- This residential area borders Queens.
  21. Ditmas Park -Take a walk through this neighborhood filled with old victorian mansions
  22. Downtown Brooklyn- From shopping to nightlife, you'll find it in Downtown Brooklyn
  23. DUMBO & Fulton Ferry-This trendy area is home to galleries and restaurants 
  24. Dyker Heights-The Dyker Heights Christmas lights are not to be missed 
  25. East New York-Residential neighborhood 
  26. East Williamsburg-Residential neighborhood with an emerging nightlife scene 
  27. Farragut-Residential neighborhood 
  28. Flatbush-Residential neighborhood 
  29. Flatlands-Residential neighborhood 
  30. Fort Greene-Home to BAM, this area has lots of restaurants 
  31. Fort Hamilton-Residential neighborhood 
  32. Gerritsen Beach-Residential neighborhood 
  33. Gowanus-Located between Park Slope and Carroll Gardens. The area has many restaurants and clubs
  34. Gravesend-Residential neighborhood 
  35. Greenpoint- A popular arty neighborhood 
  36. Greenwood Heights-Residential neighborhood but its known for the Green-Wood Cemetery 
  37. Homecrest-Residential neighborhood
  38. Highland Park-Residential neighborhood 
  39. Kensington- Residential neighborhood that's very popular with young familes
  40. Madison-Residential neighborhood 
  41. Manhattan Beach-Quiet beach town
  42. Mapleton-Residential neighborhood
  43. Marine Park-Residential neighborhood 
  44. Midwood-Residential neighborhood near Brooklyn College 
  45. Mill Basin-Residential neighborhood
  46. New Lots-Residential neighborhood 
  47. New Utrecht-Residential neighborhood 
  48. Northeast Flatbush-Residential neighborhood 
  49. Ocean Hill-Residential neighborhood near Brownsville
  50. Ocean Parkway-Residential neighborhood near Kensington 
  51. Old Mill Basin-Residential neighborhood near Sheepshead Bay
  52. Park Slope & South Park Slope-A treelined brownstone filled neighborhood bordering Prospect Park
  53. Prospect Heights-Located near Prospect Park, the residential neighborhood has a main street with great restaurants and shops
  54. Prospect Lefferts Gardens-Residential neighborhood with a main street that has a great bookstore and many restaurants
  55. Prospect Park South-Residential neighborhood near Ditmas Park
  56. Red Hook-An industrial neighborhood that's arty and has notable restaurants and arts venues
  57. Seagate- Residential neighborhood near Sheepshead Bay
  58. 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
  59. Starrett City-Residential neighborhood near Coney Island 
  60. Stuyvesant Heights-Charming Residential neighborhood near Bed-Stuy
  61. Sunset Park-Home to Brooklyn's Chinatown, it's also home to Industry City
  62. Vinegar Hill-Residential neighborhood near the Brooklyn Navy Yard
  63. Weeksville-Histroic Brooklyn neighborhood 
  64. White Sands-Residential neighborhood 
  65. Williamsburg- This trendy neighborhood is home to many cafes, bars and restaurants 
  66. Windsor Terrace- Residential neighborhood near Prospect Park

Edited by Alison Lowenstein

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