Brooklyn is New York City's most populous borough with approximately 2.5 million residents, and second largest in area.
Brooklyn's job market is driven by three main factors: performance of the national and city economy, population flows and the borough's position as a convenient back office for New York's businesses. Strong international immigration to Brooklyn generates jobs in services, retailing and construction.
Brooklyn is renowned for its diversity in culture, ethnicity and architecture. One of the most prominent features is of the melted pot the multitude of ethnic neighborhoods. These include Bedford Stuyvesant, Bensonhurst, Bay Ridge, Bushwick and Sunset Park.
In 2012, the NBA's New Jersey Nets will move to the newly-built Barclays Center bringing Brooklyn back into the major leagues.