Film titled ‘Brooklyn USA’ based on Brooklyn borough of New York City. Brooklyn Bridge spanning East River in New York City. Traffic along road. Various buildings in Brooklyn. View of Manhattan skyline of skyscrapers, as seen from Brooklyn. Commercial establishments with signs in various languages, including: Spanish, Italian, and Arabic. Alamphon Arabic Records shop. Brooklynites dresses as native American Indians play music. People sitting on benches, in the sun. Street signs for Myrtle Avenue and Herkimer Street. Building with sign reading: "Greepoint. Post No. 24, American Legion." Sign reads ‘T.S.F.T.P.O.D.R.A.B Sidney H. Ascher’. Official walks down the steps of a brownstone apartment building. He speaks to the camera. Milestone with directions and distances inscribed on it, including "10 1/2 miles to N. York ferry." Street signs at intersection of Lady Moody Square and Avenue U. Historic homes and building. Brownstone homes in fashionable district near Garden Place. Sign at corner of Fulton Street and Pineapple Street. Sign for Orange Street. Signs at Vine Street and Columbia Heights,at Cranberry and Henry Streets,and at Poplar, Willow, and Middagh Streets.
Brooklyn borough of the New York City. Railroad yards at waterfront, with ships in background. Tugboat pulling a loaded barge along a canal. Exteriors of Brooklyn Borough Hall. Main gates of Brooklyn College. Exteriors of Plymouth Church of Pilgrims in Brooklyn Heights. Henry Ward Beecher statue at the church, including images of two slave girls crouching at its base. Steeples and domes of various houses of worship. View of cemetery with bust of Horace Greely among the stones and statuary.
Brooklyn borough of the New York City. View of Manhattan skyscrapers from Brooklyn rooftops. Park Slope, a neighborhood in the western section of Brooklyn shows houses. Laundry hanging to dry on numerous clothes lines strung between buildings. Large fashionable homes on shaded quiet streets. Traffic moves on a road. Horseback riders in Prospect Park. People in Prospect Park Zoo. Woman seated by a pond of Brooklyn Botanic Garden in front of Steinhardt Conservatory.
Brooklyn borough of the New York City. Traffic along Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn. Pedestrians cross road. Shops and sidewalk displays in commercial district. Pedestrians walk along the sidewalk. Frankfurter and corned beef sandwich stand on corner of Pitkin Avenue, featuring Brooklyn Dodgers Sandwich for 15 cents. Outdoor market along curb of street. Customers buying fresh fish.
Brooklyn borough of New York City. Exteriors of Major League Baseball park Ebbets Field located in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn. A man hands out programs in front of the stadium. Stands are packed with cheering Brooklyn Dodger fans. A little girl stands next to a little boy wearing a Dodgers baseball uniform. A man calls out in the stands and has his hat pulled down around his ears, by another spectator. Fans seen yelling and cheering, sometimes happy with plays on the field and sometimes angry and upset with the players and with other fans.
Film begins showing location of New York City on a world globe, at the mouth of the Hudson River on the East Coast of the United States. It transitions to an aerial view of the Southern tip of Manhattan Island at the junction of the Hudson and East Rivers and slowly shows views moving Northward along the Hudson River. Piers along the Hudson are visible. Scene shifts to above those piers, looking South at the cluster of Manhattan skyscraper buildings, and beyond to New York Harbor, the borough of Queens, and Brooklyn, and beyond to Long Island in the misty distance. Next the skyscrapers are seen from Queens,across the East River. A large ocean liner is seen underway in New York Harbor, among ferry boats, barges, and tugboats. The Statue of Liberty is seen in the background. An animated map shows regions around New York and traces the Hudson and Mohawk valleys into the Great Lakes. The map is then overlaid with numerous lines representing transportation routes by lend, water, and air. View of Brooklyn Bridge, wharfs, and Manhattan skyline in hazy background. Seagoing freighters loading and unloading at New York's piers. A truck and other cargoes being moved by cranes. Passenger trains moving in the New York city area. View of the famous Beaux-Arts style Penn Station by architects McKim, Mead, and White, at West 34th Street and Eighth Avenue, in Manhattan. Train station interior crowded with travelers and commuters. Commercial aircraft taxiing at a New York area airport. Closeup of two young children watching the planes. Passengers deplaning from a large aircraft. Sign for Peruvian International Airways atop an airport building. A Swissair passenger plane being serviced. Passengers boarding a TWA Lockheed Constellation airplane. A family watching airplanes from an airport observation deck. The Lockheed Constellation starting its engines. A Douglas DC-4 aircraft taxis out and takes off, as several boys watch from the observation deck. Closeup of another group of boys watching planes from the observation deck. Aerial view of Manhattan skyscraper buildings from an overflying airplane. Traffic at Times Square. The Astor Hotel at the left and the Times building straight ahead. Several other street scenes in Manhattan, crowded with pedestrians. A view residential apartment houses along Park Avenue. Views of African Americans crowding the sidewalks in Harlem. Views of "Little Italy" in the lower East side of Manhattan, where Italian restaurants and other businesses are seen. Chinatown is seen with some of the business signs in Chinese. A man of Chinese heritage reading a letter. Asian American children playing together in a neighborhood. New high rise apartment buildings are seen replacing older homes in parts of Manhattan. Mothers wheeling their children on sidewalks in one of the new neighborhoods.