While travel was a bit more restrained in 2020, Brownstoner captured images of the borough during a time of loss, conflict and change.
While Brooklynites stuck close to home this year they still captured the architecture of their neighborhoods on Instagram, with views of blooming gardens, charming carriage houses and atmospheric streets providing a visual distraction to the events of 2020.
"Crowds are all over cheering," said a Brownstoner reader who snapped these photos at Barclays Center a few minutes after the Associated Press called the 2020 presidential election for Biden and Harris.
The streets weren't bursting with trick-or-treaters this year, but Brooklynites still found ways to have some fun on Halloween.
City arts organizations unveiled a pair of photo exhibits on construction fences along two public housing complexes in Red Hook last week.
Begun as a day of celebration of the American worker in 1882, the holiday has been celebrated by Brooklynites ever since.
A gentle rain didn't prevent Brooklynites from standing on line, in appropriate social distance style, for the reopening of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden on Friday.
Here's what gardeners in Gowanus, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights and East New York have been up to, in their own words.
What have you been doing in the garden during lockdown?
"The stoops allow for socializing -- at a 6-foot distance -- and some kind of community building," writer and photographer Francesca Magnani told Brownstoner.