Brooklyn view from south seaport
Country/Continent United States
Location New York City
Status Destroyed

Brooklyn (named after the Dutch town Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City.


Located on western Long Island and an independent distinct city until its consolidation into New York in 1898, Brooklyn is New York City's most populous borough, with 2.5 million residents. If the borough were still an independent city, it would be the fourth-largest city in the United States (and the combined population of the remaining four boroughs would still make New York the most populous city in the United States). Brooklyn is coterminous with Kings County, which is the most populous county in New York State, and the second most densely populated county in the United States (after New York County, which is the borough of Manhattan).


Brooklyn is located on the westernmost point of Long Island and shares its only land boundary with Queens to the northeast. The westernmost section of this boundary is defined by Newtown Creek, which flows into the East River.

Brooklyn's waterfront faces different bodies of water. Northern Brooklyn's coast is defined by the East River, while middle Brooklyn adjoins Upper New York Bay. This area of the waterfront features the Red Hook peninsula and the Erie Basin. Buttermilk Channel separates this part of the waterfront from Governors Island. Southwest is Gowanus Bay, connected to the Gowanus Canal. At its south westernmost section, Brooklyn is separated from Staten Island by the Narrows, where Upper and Lower New York Bay meet.

Brooklyn's southern coast includes the barrier island on which stretch Coney Island, Brighton Beach and Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay. The southeastern coast lies on island-dotted Jamaica Bay.

The highest point in Brooklyn is the area around Prospect Park and Green-Wood Cemetery, rising approximately 200 feet (60 m) above sea level. There is also a minor elevation in Downtown Brooklyn known as Brooklyn Heights.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the County has a total area of 251.0 km² (96.9 sq mi). 182.9 km² (70.6 sq mi) of it is land and 68.1 km² (26.3 sq mi) of it is water. 27.13% of the total area is water.

In Cloverfield[]

Brooklyn was the original area Rob Hawkins and the others decided to evacuate to, by crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. However, the unexpected attack on the bridge by the monster prevents this and the group, sans Jason Hawkins (who was killed by the creature's tail), is forced back into Manhattan.

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