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Brooklyn (B)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Majority of the population is concentrated in the southern portion around New York City, the state is often regionalized into Upstate and Downstate. New York is the home of Ellis Island, where many immigrants in the early 20th century arrived in the United States.
Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs of New York City. An independent city until its consolidation into New York in 1898, Brooklyn is New York's most populous borough, with nearly 2.5 million residents. As an independent city Brooklyn would rank as the third most populous city in the United States.
The borough of Brooklyn is coterminous with Kings County, which is also the most populous county in New York State. In spite of its consolidation into New York, Brooklyn maintains a strongly distinct character of its own. Variously called the City of Trees, City of Homes, or the City of Churches in the 19th century, Brooklyn is now often styled the borough of homes and churches.
Southern Brooklyn was once the premier resort destination for New York City. Coney Island developed as a playground for the rich in the early 1900s, when wealthy New Yorkers would bet on horses at the racetracks in Sheepshead Bay and Gravessend and dined at high class restaurants and seaside hotels.
Brooklyn has a storied sports history. It has been home to many famous sports figures such as Joe Paterno, Joe Pepitone, Joe Torre, Larry Brown, Mike Tyson, Vitas Gerulaitis, Paul Lo Duca, Michael Jordan and Vince Lombardi. Parks throughout the borough such as Prospect Park, Marine Park, and the community sports complex at Floyd Bennett Field provide residents an opportunity to practice and hone their sports skills and talents.
Education in Brooklyn is provided by a vast number of public and private institutions. Public schools in the borough are managed by the New York City Department of Education, the largest public school system in the United States.
In Brooklyn the population was spread out with 26.9 percent under the age of 18, 10.3 percent from 18 to 24, 30.8 percent from 25 to 44, 20.6 percent from 45 to 64, and 11.5 percent who are 65 years of age or older.

A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Brooklyn is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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