Brooklyn, two kilometres uphill from Wellington's city centre, was originally known as Fitchett, after John Fitchett, whose dairy farm supplied town milk. In the 1880s it was subdivided and named Brooklyn, after the New York district, and the streets were named after American presidents. The suburb is well known for its ‘windmill’, a wind turbine on Polhill (299 metres), visible from many parts of the city.

Meaning of place name
Named after the New York district, which in turn was named after the village of Breukelen in Utrecht, the Netherlands.