Northwestern Brooklyn is the lifeline between Brooklyn and Manhattan, with the Brooklyn Bridge and a ton of subway lines connecting the two. The busiest part of Brooklyn, this area is full of commercial enterprises, high rise apartments, and tons of activities for locals and tourists alike. While the area gets more residential the further into Brooklyn you go, you're never far away from the action.
Northwestern Brooklyn is the lifeline between Brooklyn and Manhattan, with the Brooklyn Bridge and a ton of subway lines connecting the two. The busiest part of Brooklyn, this area is full of commercial enterprises, high rise apartments, and tons of activities for locals and tourists alike. While the area gets more residential the further into Brooklyn you go, you’re never far away from the action.
Northwestern Brooklyn is known for its shopping, restaurants, and hustle. Home to Downtown Brooklyn, the third largest business district in NYC, this area is the heartbeat that keeps the rest of Brooklyn going.
That said, it’s not all hustle and bustle in Northwestern Brooklyn. There’s a ton of entertainment venues, like BAM and the Barclays center, as well as thousands of the classic row houses Brooklyn is famous for. Tough, but subtle, this part of Brooklyn is where young professionals flock to when they want to experience the city life without the Manhattan prices.
Like we said, this part of Brooklyn is the lifeline to Manhattan. There are tons of train stations here that can get you anywhere you need to go. They are:
Biking is also extremely popular in this area of Brooklyn. Many miles of bike lanes have been added, making navigation easy, and Citi Bike has placed docking stations everywhere.
While traffic is worse here than it is in other parts of Brooklyn, it’s still above and beyond Manhattan traffic. Most residents find driving in this area to be pretty easy, with a lot of accessible parking.
Northwestern Brooklyn is one of the safer sections of the borough. While violent crime is rare no matter where you go in the city, this area is especially safe considering how busy and well lit it is. Made up largely of families and young professionals, new residents and tourists have nothing to fear when visiting this part of town.
While hospitals are hard to find in the more business minded parts of the area, there’s still plenty to choose from that are easily accessible such as New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist and Long Island College Hospital.
Founded by Dutch settlers and initially known as the village of Breuckelen, Brooklyn got its start in its northwestern region. Once the American Revolution started, this area of Brooklyn saw some of the fiercest fighting in the early days of the war. George Washington’s forces took some heavy losses during The Battle of Long Island, being pushed back to Brooklyn Heights before having to escape to Manhattan.
After the war, Brooklyn’s population exploded due to an influx of immigrants and the opportunities for industry that were popping up. Brooklyn continued to grow, slowly incorporating the towns and villages that make up the neighborhoods we know today. Brooklyn became part of Greater New York city in 1898.
While still mostly a place for industry and business, many residents of Northwestern Brooklyn faced a lot of hardship in the 1900’s due to discriminatory housing policies, over policing, and racial tensions. However, thanks to the efforts of area activists and leaders, this part of the borough has long been a peaceful, diverse place to plant roots. Today, Northwestern Brooklyn is full of energy and just keeps getting better.
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Northwestern Brooklyn is located within Kings County, New York. This area currently has 2,606,852 residents in 938,803 households. Out of the total population, 40.12% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this county are currently unmarried and have a median age of 34.5.
When looking at residents older than 25, 25.80% have graduated from high school, 20.68% have a bachelor's degree, and 13.40% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 57.8% and the median income in this county is $50,640.
At least 70.55% of those living in this county rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 42.0 minutes.
Geographically, Kings County, New York is a part of the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. This county is currently home to 18,812,161 residents, or 6,707,347 households with a median income of $68,319. the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area residents have a median age of 37.8 and 50.07% are currently renting their homes in the area.