A.Galper is a Russian-language writer, who recently had a seria of readings in Kiev, Warsaw, Vilnius and Riga (May 2023)
Kings County, New York
Eendraght Maeckt Maght
(“Unity makes strength”)
|• Total||97 sq mi (250 km2)|
|• Land||70.82 sq mi (183.4 km2)|
|• Water||26 sq mi (67 km2)|
|Highest elevation||220 ft (67 m)|
|• Density||38,634/sq mi (14,917/km2)|
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Brooklyn is a borough of New York City, coextensive with Kings County, the most populous county in the State of New York, it is also New York City’s most populous borough, with 2,736,074 residents in 2020. If Brooklyn were an independent city, it would be the third most-populous in the U.S. after the rest of New York City and Los Angeles, and ahead of Chicago.
Named after the Dutch town of Breukelen (to the northwest of Utrecht,), Brooklyn is located on the westernmost edge of Long Island and shares a border with the borough of Queens. It has several bridge and tunnel connections to the borough of Manhattan, across the East River, and is connected to Staten Island by way of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge.
Brooklyn was founded by the Dutch in the 17th century and grew into a busy port city by the 19th century. On January 1, 1898, after a long political campaign and public relations battle during the 1890s, Brooklyn was consolidated in and annexed (along with other areas) to form the current five borough structure of New York City. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves. Having a larger Jewish population than Jerusalem, the borough has been described as “the most Jewish spot on Earth”, with Jews forming around a quarter of its population.