New York City is home to some of the most passionate and diverse people in the country, and they all seem to live in Brooklyn. A Brooklynite will never tell you they're from NYC. No, Brooklyn is an unofficial city in its own right and some folks are still bugging over "The Great Mistake of 1898" when the borough was lumped together with the other four.

While BK's 2.5 million residents show a hometown pride that's unparalleled, it's been a while since they were able to root for a major home team in sports. The last time Brooklyn hosted a postseason game was on October 10, 1956, and in an unfortunate turn of events, the then Brooklyn Dodgers lost to the Yankees. Not the best way to go out. Now that the Brooklyn Nets have made it to the playoffs during their first season back on NYC turf, Brooklynites have a reason to celebrate as they host the borough's first postseason game in 57 years.

But times change, and Brooklyn has evolved as a community. Though buildings, businesses, people, and milestones have come and gone during the past nearly six decades, the borough has grown, but never lost its character. Here are 20 Ways Brooklyn Has Changed Since the Borough Last Hosted a Postseason Game.

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