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Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders debate in Brooklyn: The top New York moments

Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders had New York on their minds during the debate at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Thursday night.

Scroll down for some of the best quotes from the Democratic candidates about New York.

Clinton: 'The people of New York voted for me twice.'

Clinton quickly highlighted her connections to New York,
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Clinton quickly highlighted her connections to New York, saying in her opening remarks that she represented the state for eight years.

"During those eight years, we faced some difficult challenges together," she said, citing the terrorist attack on 9/11 and the need to create new jobs as examples. "We worked hard to keep New York values at the center of who we are and what we do together."

"The people of New York voted for me twice," she said shortly after.

In her closing remarks, she added that she is asking for the state's support again so she can take "New York Values to the White House."

The Wall Street argument

Clinton and Sanders argued over whether Clinton has
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Clinton and Sanders argued over whether Clinton has stood up to the big banks, many of which have ties to New York's Wall Street.

Sanders denounced Clinton for "giving speeches to Goldman Sachs for $225,000."

While Clinton said she is not willing to release the transcripts of those speeches until all candidates do, she said she "spoke out against Wall Street when I was senator of New York."

"Secretary Clinton 'called them out,'" Sanders responded sarcastically. "They must have been really crushed by this."

Clinton: 'I love being in Brooklyn'

Early in the debate, Clinton paused before answering
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Early in the debate, Clinton paused before answering a question, and said, "I love being in Brooklyn. This is great."

Clinton: New York 'a model for the nation.'

Clinton said Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the law
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Clinton said Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the law he recently signed to gradually raise the state minimum wage to $15 is "a model for the nation."

Clinton attended a rally with Cuomo on April 4, 2016, to celebrate the achievement.

"I was proud to stand on the stage with Gov. Cuomo," Clinton said.

Clinton: Universal pre-K in New York City

Clinton snuck in some praise for Mayor Bill
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Clinton snuck in some praise for Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying she supports Universal pre-K "like what Mayor Bill de Blasio brought to New York."

Sanders: 'I grew up in Brooklyn'

Sanders began his closing remarks by reminded the
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Sanders began his closing remarks by reminded the voters that he is from the very borough in which the debate was held.

"I grew up in Brooklyn, New York, the son of an immigrant," he said, adding that his father didn't make a lot of money, but he was proud to be able to give his children a good future in America.

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