Especially if, like the New York Post or a borough president, they can score demagogue points by doing so.
The disadvantage for the borough is its location in a big blue state.
Rogien lives in Brooklyn and did the noir-inspired wardrobes for another show set in her borough, the HBO sitcom Bored to Death.
It is a flashback to the days when the Irish were a major immigrant group in the borough.
You cite Jonathan Lethem in a list of fellow Brooklyn-based authors—have you read his recent comments on the borough?
A secret meeting of the True Grits had been lately held in the borough.
There is a dog residing in the borough of Southwark who keeps a blind man.
Nine dead bodies have been picked up within the limits of this borough since daylight.
We were at borough Farm when the vision of it first came upon me.
In 1880 it was disfranchised for bribery, and in 1885 the borough was merged in the county division of Macclesfield.
Old English burg, burh "a dwelling or dwellings within a fortified enclosure," from Proto-Germanic *burgs "hill fort, fortress" (cf. Old Frisian burg "castle," Old Norse borg "wall, castle," Old High German burg, buruc "fortified place, citadel," German Burg "castle," Gothic baurgs "city"), from PIE *bhrgh "high," with derivatives referring to hills, hill forts, fortified elevations (cf. Old English beorg "hill," Welsh bera "stack, pyramid," Sanskrit bhrant-, Avestan brzant- "high," Greek Pergamos, name of the citadel of Troy).
In German and Old Norse, chiefly as "fortress, castle;" in Gothic, "town, civic community." Meaning shifted in Middle English from "fortress," to "fortified town," to simply "town" (especially one possessing municipal organization or sending representatives to Parliament). In U.S. (originally Pennsylvania, 1718) often an incorporated town; in Alaska, however, it is the equivalent of a county. The Scottish form is burgh. The Old English dative singular byrig survives in many place names as -bury.