Understanding Community Boundaries
Understanding the Geographical Divisions.
Brooklyn is one of five NYC boroughs; it lies within the borders
of Kings County. It covers a large tract of land on the western
end of Long Island, where crossing into Manhattan must be done
by bridge or tunnel. Brooklyn is known for its diverse collection
of neighborhoods, many of which were originally settled by immigrants
entering the United States through NYC's harbors.
Understanding the Political Divisions.
In New York City, the City Council is the legislative branch
of the City government made up of the Mayor and representatives
elected into office for four-year terms. Community Districts
are political divisions governed by Community
Boards. The Board members are advisers appointed by
the Borough President. Community
Councils are neighborhood groups formed according to Police
To learn more:
Browse Brooklyn Online
where you will find a simple map
of Brooklyn with some (not all) neighborhoods labelled.
the official Web site of the New York City Department of Planning.