Brooklyn, a suburb of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. Brooklyn is a blend of circa 1900 weatherboard villa / bungalow houses around the central part of Brooklyn, blending more recent subdivisions built in the 1970's and 1990's. The shops / bars / cinema / food outlets have created a village atmosphere. The inner city suburb is popular with families and renters for its proximity to the Wellington CBD (10 minutes drive) and access to Wellingtons south coast (an easy 10 minutes in the other direction). Central Park (named after the area of the same name in New York) separates Brooklyn from the city. Established in 1913 on Town Belt land, the park features a set of wrought-iron gates at its main entrance: the then Mayor, John Pearce Luke gifted them in 1920.