The Brooklyn Bridge is viewed from a park in DUMBO, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, on August 19, 2014, in Brooklyn. Brooklyn, once a quiet and affordable borough across from Manhattan, is now home to some of the most ambitious projects in New York City. Its housing costs have gone way up.
The Barclays Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets, is a major new development in Brooklyn.
Brownstone buildings line a street of the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn. The area's homes have grown in value as the borough has become more attractive to buyers and renters.
Passengers wait in front of Nathan's Famous on Brooklyn's Coney Island, which was founded 100 years ago. A tourist attraction, its fame grew through the annual Hot Dog Eating Contest.
A mural in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn.
Pedestrians enter a subway station in the hip and bicycle-heavy neighborhood of Williamsburg.
People stroll past an Italian food shop in the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn, where New York Mayor Bill de Blasio lived before his election.