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The faces of Brooklyn

Published 7:33 AM ET, Thu April 14, 2016
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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. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
The Barclays Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets, is a major new development in Brooklyn. STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images
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. Victor J Blue/Bloomberg/Getty Images
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. Alexandra Schuler/dpa/AP
A mural in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Pedestrians enter a subway station in the hip and bicycle-heavy neighborhood of Williamsburg. John Minchillo/AP
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. Mark Lennihan/AP