Huh ? Chicago has over 9 million people in its metro area and is a mid-continental colossus, in fact the largest non-coastal economic entity in the Western hemisphere. And Brooklyn has been part of NYC for 114 years. Why is the author of this piece such a dipshit ?
I like Brooklyn and Manhattan, and it's not hard to see the difference, but as a resident of what many refer to as flyover country, it amuses me to see anyone argue that Brooklyn is more like America than Manhattan. It makes me wonder if the author "gets out" much.