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My dear friend Jullien "PurposeFinder" Gordon just put me on through Facebook. As a CA to NY transplant, I have found it hard to explain my attraction to this place. New Yorkers want to know why I'd leave the ocean and the chill vibe of Cali for the hustle and bustle of NY. I feel like there are so many similarities that get overlooked. But who knew there was some history deeply embedded that went beyond my imagination.
Jullien broke it down. "In 1872, the town of Brooklyn, a large municipality just southeast of Lake Merritt, was incorporated into Oakland, CA. The town of Brooklyn was part of what was then called the Brooklyn Township (now East Oakland)."