But it has maintained distinct and identifiable residential styles from one neighborhood to another--urban but with a warm and human feeling to it. (Huge swaths of the areas I have lived in within Brooklyn are protected under law as historic districts--they cannot be destroyed to make parking lots or skyscrapers, alterations within and without are controlled also.)
The areas below are part of my regular stomping grounds.
Sunset Park Brooklyn (where I lived for four years)
Park Slope Brooklyn (where I lived for at least 10 years).