The 100 Greatest Brooklynites of All Time: 100 to 91


In undertaking a massive ranking like this one, we understand that maybe, possibly, not everyone is going to agree with us (in fact, we are certain of it). Nonetheless, we’ve tried to enumerate those Brooklynites who’ve had the greatest impact on their borough, their city and, in the case of many of our picks, the world at large. Some of our hundred were born in Brooklyn and moved away to greatness, while others came to town with greatness on their shoulders. Please join us for the next couple of weeks as we count down the best of the borough and—though we’re sure you need no prompting—let us know if we’re missing anyone…

(And no, Barack Obama’s brief sojourn in Park Slope doesn’t count.)

100 Greatest Brooklynites, Part Two: 90 to 81
100 Greatest Brooklynites, Part Three: 80 to 71
100 Greatest Brooklynites, Part Four: 70 to 61
100 Greatest Brooklynites, Part Five: 60 to 51