Brooklyn is one of the 5 boroughs of NYC, and is the most populous one. Historically known as an immigrant working-class borough, Brooklyn in recent times has become increasingly gentrified. The borough is well-known for Brooklyn accents, the most famous subset of the New York accent, its iconic brownstone buildings, and the Brooklyn Bridge, which connects Brooklyn to Lower Manhattan. Harvey Gunn is originally from Western Brooklyn.
Bay Ridge is a neighborhood in the southwest corner of the NYC borough of Brooklyn. It is a largely middle-class neighborhood, with a quaint small town vibe, and a strong family presence. Bay Ridge is known for its brownstone, and spectacular views of New York Bay and the Narrows. Throughout the 20th century, Bay Ridge maintained a strong Norwegian population, as well as a sizeable Irish, Italian, and Greek community. Bay Ridge is Harvey's hometown.
Sunset Park is a neighborhood in the southwestern part of the NYC borough of Brooklyn. Historically, it was known as New York Harbor's "Norwegian shipping industry", as many Norwegian sailors and marine merchants immigrated to the area. A sizeable Finnish population is also present, and soon the area became known as "Finn Town" or "Little Norway". Sunset Park is where Harvey's father, Sullivan Gunn, worked as a marine merchant.