According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.29 square miles (11.11 km2), of which 4.25 square miles (11.01 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) is water.
Brooklyn was home to the first seat belt law in 1966 and the first cell phone law for motorists in 1999.
The Hugo Boss Plant was closed for three months in 2009 and was going to ship the jobs overseas to Turkey; however, the union and the City of Brooklyn were able to reach a compromise and a three-year contract reopening the plant shortly after.
Brooklyn is home (next to city hall) to a decommissioned Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (T-33A Tail #19263) jet plane.
Brooklyn High School gained attention on October 20, 1955, when Elvis Presley performed in its auditorium. It was the first ever concert Presley performed in the northern United States. It is also believed to be the first filmed concert in his career. It would be nearly a year before he appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time.