The 100 Greatest Brooklynites of All Time


The following is an entirely unscientific, deeply felt list of this great city’s greatest citizens. The story of Brooklyn is a story of brilliant, brave, resolute people making their borough—and their world—a better place. It wasn’t easy putting this together, and we’re sure we’ll catch a fair bit of flak for some of our decisions, but we’d happily do it all over again… (please don’t make us do it over again).