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Brooklyn becoming a serious rival to Manhattan

About 16 million sq ft of office space is under construction or planned, stretching south from Williamsburg through downtown to Sunset Park

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The Dumbo Heights project (foreground) is an ambitious conversion of a group of industrial buildings formerly known as the Watchtower buildings into upscale office space.

New York

THOSE who work in Manhattan and live in another borough will often talk of a job in "the city." The slip might be understandable. Most office buildings are in Manhattan, which means many New Yorkers spend the bulk of their waking hours there.

But Brooklyn seems poised to