Like the rest of the city, Brooklyn is largely defined by its vibrant neighborhoods.

But how did they get their names? Some reasons seem pretty obvious. Sunset Park is named for the central green space of the neighborhood, and Park Slope fittingly describes the decline in topography from Prospect Park to the Gowanus.

Yet there are other neighborhoods with names that are more difficult to decode. From Bensonhurst to Vinegar Hill, check out where 10 BK nabes got their names.