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How Brooklyn crushed Manhattan in battle for startups

Innovative tech companies are increasingly choosing the trendy Brooklyn over Manhattan. A recent report found employment in Brooklyn’s creative industries soared by 155% over the past decade—almost 10 times the growth in Manhattan. This has led to Brooklyn gaining a reputation as a hip new paradise for the tech community. So how did Manhattan, the onetime pinnacle of American innovation, lose so much ground to the once quiet Brooklyn?

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