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Hillary Clinton's headquarters in Brooklyn: Why it's a good idea

Welcome to Brooklyn, Hillary Clinton. Her presidential campaign has signed the lease for office space at 1 Pierrepont Plaza, which has a tagline of "Brooklyn Cool." It's also the home of Morgan Stanley and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

For when Clinton, Huma Abedin and the rest of her campaign team returns from Iowa, we've compiled some reasons why Brooklyn Heights is the best neighborhood for them.

For a look at NYC's roots: A legacy 400 years strong

The Brooklyn Historical Society is located just down
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The Brooklyn Historical Society is located just down Pierrepont Street from Clinton's new headquarters. Once a separate twin city to Manhattan, Brooklyn became part of the consolidated NYC in 1898. Brooklyn Heights, home to the Brooklyn Bridge and the Fulton Ferry, was a major commuting hub. The neighborhood saved itself from blight after the Great Depression, and in the 1960s, preserved the history of the neighborhood.

For unwinding after a long day: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park and the promenade are the
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Brooklyn Bridge Park and the promenade are the crown jewels of Brooklyn Heights. Since 1 Pierrepont Plaza is just a few blocks away, there's no better way to spend a spring evening after spending all day indoors, possibly making campaign calls? It's just a suggestion.

For getting around: Plenty of transit options

One of the major benefits to Brooklyn Heights
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One of the major benefits to Brooklyn Heights is its transit options. The N, R, 4 and 5 trains run to Court St.-Borough Hall, the 2 and 3 run to Clark Street, and there are plenty of bus lines as well. On the other hand, there are always plenty of Citi Bike stations throughout the neighborhood for a ride over the Brooklyn Bridge.

For neighborly bonding: Tech Triangle

Neighboring Brooklyn Heights is the Brooklyn Tech Triangle,
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Neighboring Brooklyn Heights is the Brooklyn Tech Triangle, comprised of DUMBO, Downtown Brooklyn and the Navy Yard. The Tech Triangle has attracted a number of establish companies and entrepreneurs, including Etsy and MakerBot as well as start-ups.

For fun: Food, bars and plenty more

There's nothing like a night out in Brooklyn
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There's nothing like a night out in Brooklyn Heights. There are some of the best restaurants in Brooklyn, as well a variety of bars to choose from for Happy Hour.

For political allies: There are lots of Democrats

Brooklyn native Bill de Blasio's non-endorsement notwithstanding, there
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Brooklyn native Bill de Blasio's non-endorsement notwithstanding, there are plenty of Democrats in Brooklyn. In fact, 69.7% of the borough's residents are registered Democrats.

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