The Tootsie Rolls were invented in Brooklyn. Coney Island's Wonder Wheel is known as the most romantic attraction in the world. Credit cards were invented in Brooklyn. The entrance to Green-Wood Cemetery is a New York City landmark.
According to the Köppen climate classification, using the coldest month (January) isotherm of 32°F (0°C), Brooklyn experiences a humid subtropical climate (Cfa), with partial protection from the Appalachian Mountains and moderating influences from the Atlantic Ocean. Brooklyn receives abundant rainfall throughout the year, with nearly 1,300 mm (50 inches) per year. The area has an average of 234 days with at least some sunshine per year, and averages 57% of possible annual sunlight, accumulating 2,535 hours of sunshine per year. Brooklyn is located in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 7b.