They are NOT the same--Brooklyn and the Bronx are separate boroughs both of which are in New York City. I'm certain that any map of the city will show that they are separate places. Genealogically Yours, Chuck Wolfram Researching HALTEMAN, STAUFFER, WOLFRAM,THOMSEN, SCHULTZ, LANDIS, KOLB, FUNK, SHOWALTER
The Bronx and Brooklyn are different boroughs (counties) of New York City. The Bronx is Bronx County and Brooklyn is Kings County. Although many areas of Brooklyn have regional or neighborhood names, I am unaware of any place in New York City that is known as West Brooklyn. In checking a map of Brooklyn there is only a small areas that has west streets. If you provide the specific address, perhaps we will be able to provide details about the location in question.
> Can somone please tell me if "the Bronx" and Brooklyn are one and the same? > If not, what is the difference?
> I have a passenger list for 1904 that lists a residence in W. Brooklyn. As > no map that I have lists West Brooklyn, would that now be listed under a > different name?
> Thanks to anyone who can shed some light on this for me.
As others have told you, while part of New York City today, Brooklyn and The Bronx are separate boroughs (and counties). I lived a good part of my life in Brooklyn, NY and I know of no part that was referred to as "West Brooklyn in the 1900s.
Is it possible that the W. Brooklyn in the passenger list refers to a place other than the Brooklyn that is part of New York City? There are several Brooklyns in the US -- in Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, and Ohio, to cite a few listed in the Rand McNally New Universal World Atlas (1995).
As I'm sure you realize, a place with an East, West, North, or South prefixed to its name is typically a smaller community than the main place. Accordingly, a place such as West Brooklyn might be too small to appear on a map or in the index in the atlas.
I hope this will be of some help.
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Pat wrote: > I have a passenger list for 1904 that lists a residence in W. Brooklyn. As> no map that I have lists West Brooklyn, would that now be listed under a> different name?
Pat: Go to: http://www-nmd.usgs.gov/www/gnis/gnisform.html which is the US Geological Survey database and type in West Brooklyn. The results are listings for two locations in Illinois and Ohio. One is a populated place; one is a historical name. Good hunting. ecunning...@att.net
> > I have a passenger list for 1904 that lists a residence in W. Brooklyn. As> no map that I have lists West Brooklyn, would that now be listed under a> different name?
> Pat: Go to: http://www-nmd.usgs.gov/www/gnis/gnisform.html which is > the US Geological Survey database and type in West Brooklyn. The > results are listings for two locations in Illinois and Ohio. One is a > populated place; one is a historical name. Good hunting. > ecunning...@att.net
I live in Ohio, right next to Brooklyn. It's always been Brooklyn, not W. Brooklyn, as long as I've known about it. Out of curiosity, is this where W. Brooklyn is a historical name?
Brooklyn and the Bronx are two of the five boroughs of New York City. The other three are Queens, Manhattan and Richmond (also known as Staten Island). Brooklyn is also known as Kings County, but is seldom if ever referred to that way.
Your reference to West Brooklyn is probably just referring to a geographical part of the borough. As with any county, there are many neighborhood names, but I have not heard of one called West Brooklyn.
------- In NYC, a "borough" corresponds to a county
Regarding the previous post titled "the Bronx". Think a previous response answered the question "is Bronx/Brooklyn the same"
Regarding West Brooklyn, this is a Little late but hope it helps. Brooklynites correct my "assumed" boundaries.
West Brooklyn (in 1898) ran North-to-South approx. between 39th and 59th streets, and from East-to-West, approx. between 18th and 6th/7th Avenues. It was also south of Greenwood Cemetery.
Just guessing, but looks like it was to the west of present day Kensington. and centered (approx.) between the Sunset Park, Borough Park, and Kensington sections of present day Brooklyn. There was also a West Brooklyn Station (my 1898 map not clear as to what type station, maybe a trolley station?)
Sorry for all the "approx.". Wish I could find my detailed current day Brooklyn map. My 1898 Brooklyn map is not that clear, but I can copy (Xerox) that portion of the map for you.