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A Journey through Brooklyn religions

Brooklyn 1 Williamsburg Greenpoint

Brooklyn 2 Downtown

Brooklyn 3 Bedford-Stuyvesant

Brooklyn 4 Bushwick

Brooklyn 5 East New York

Brooklyn 6 Park Slope

Brooklyn 7 Sunset Park

Brooklyn 8 Crown Heights

Brooklyn 10 Bay Ridge

Brooklyn 14 Flatbush

Brooklyn 15 Sheepshead Bay

Brooklyn 16 Brownsville Bedford-Stuyvesant

Brooklyn 18 Canarsie

Brooklyn 1 Williamsburg Greenpoint


Brooklyn 5 E New York

Brooklyn 7 Sunset Park

Brooklyn 8 Crown Heights

Brooklyn 14 Flatbush


Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Brooklyn 15 Sheepshead Bay


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Brooklyn is the most populous of New York City's five boroughs, with a Census-estimated 2,621,793 people in 2014. With a land area of and water area of , Kings County is the fourth-smallest county in New York State by land area and third-smallest by total area, though it is the second-largest among New York City's boroughs. Today, if it were an independent city, Brooklyn would rank as the fourth most populous city in the U.S., behind only the other boroughs of New York City combined, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

Brooklyn was an independent incorporated city (and previously an authorized village and town within the provisions of the New York State Constitution), until January 1, 1898, when, after a long political campaign and public relations battle during the 1890s, according to the new Municipal Charter of "Greater New York", Brooklyn was consolidated with the other cities, boroughs and counties to form the modern "City of New York" surrounding the Upper New York Bay with five constituent boroughs. It continues, however, to maintain a distinct culture, as befitting the former second or third largest city in America during the later 19th Century. Many Brooklyn neighborhoods are ethnic enclaves where particular ethnic and nationality groups and cultures predominate. Brooklyn's official motto is . Written in the (early modern spelling of the) Dutch language, it is inspired by the motto of the United Dutch Provinces (first Dutch Republic, predecessor of the current Kingdom of the Netherlands), (currently also the official motto of the neighboring Kingdom of Belgium) and translated "In unity, there is strength." The motto is displayed on the Borough seal and flag, which also feature a young robed woman bearing a bundle of bound rods known as a "fasces", a traditional emblem of Republicanism. Brooklyn's official colors are blue and gold. [...]

Useful reads on Brooklyn religions

Ilana Abramovitch and Sean Galvin, eds., Jews of Brooklyn, Brandeis University, 2002.

Samuel B. Freedman, Upon This Rock : The Miracles of a Black Church, Harper, 1994.

Samuel Heilman and Menachem Friedman, The Rebbe: The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Princeton University, 2010.

Ellen Levitt, The Lost Synagogues of Brooklyn, Avotaynu, 2009.

Peter Marina, Getting the Holy Ghost, Lexington Books, 2013.

Clarence Taylor, Black Churches of Brooklyn, Columbia University Press, 1996.

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