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The Borough of what exactly? • Brooklyn Paper

The Borough of what exactly?

It’s the County of Kings. It’s the new Manhattan. It’s in the middle of everything. It’s beautiful. D.L. Jennings, Williamsburg
Community Newspaper Group / Matthew Perlman

Brooklyn has long been known as the Borough of Churches. But with so many chapels selling out to deep-pocketed developers or, as in the case of Downtown’s Recovery House of Worship, seeking a massive overhaul from them, is it still true? We quizzed everyday Brooklynites, asking: “If Brooklyn is no longer the ‘Borough of Churches,’ then what is it the borough of?”

The verdict? Not everybody agrees with our premise.

— Photos and interviews by Matthew Perlman

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260-8310. E-mail him at mperlman@cnglocal.com. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.

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