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This 1834 map coincides with the year Brooklyn officially became a city. At the time, only the pink area (about 17sq mi) was considered Brooklyn. King’s County (est. 1683) was still comprised of several original Dutch towns and would be until the latter half of the 19th century. It wouldn’t be until 1896 that all of Kings County (about 71 sq miles) would be be part Brooklyn. .
Williamsburg & Bushwick would join Brooklyn in 1855. New Lots would be added in 1886. New Utrecht, Gravesend, & Flatbush would be added in 1894. Lastly, the Flatlands would be added in 1896, just two years before Brooklyn would be consolidated with the other boroughs to be part of NYC. at Brooklyn, New York