I myself am a young writer and every story I have written takes place in Brooklyn.  I guess this is because I'm in love with how Brooklyn used to be; romantic and nostalgic, a real sense of what a neighborhood was.  There were people talking to each other out windows and children playing in the streets, everyone watched out for everyone elses kids, it was an American community, but yet, it was a piece of every country.  Immigrants coming from Ellis Island had their influences dabbled on it, and everything seemed to be meshed together to form a family that extended down the street and around the corner.  I think Brooklyn itself offers an array of different opportunities for a writer to pick and choose a story from.