FULTON FERRY -- BROOKLYN HEIGHTS -- FULTON STREET AND VICINITY -- NAVY YARD DISTRICT -- FORT GREENE PARK DISTRICT
Area: East River on west and north to Clinton Ave. on east; Atlantic Ave. on south.
Principal highways: Flatbush Ave. and Fulton St.
Transportation: IRT Broadway-7th Ave. subway, Clark St. to Atlantic Ave. stations; IRT Lexington Ave. subway, Borough Hall to Atlantic Ave. stations; 8th Ave. (Independent) Queens-Church Ave. subway, York St. to Jay St. stations; BMT 4th Ave. subway, Court St. to Pacific St. stations.
DOWNTOWN Brooklyn, the borough's center of business, education, government, and recreation, and the focal point of its civic life, is on the site of the old Dutch town of Breuckelen from which the borough derives its name. In addition to the busy Borough Hall and Fulton Street district at its core, it comprises the historic Fulton Ferry sector at the Brooklyn Bridge, the quiet and pleasant Brooklyn Heights and Fort Greene Park residential sections, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard with its adjacent slums and sprawling factories.