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Brooklyn completes MLS merger

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By CANDACE TAYLOR Editor's note: This article is reposted with permission by The Real Deal. View the original article. Gerard Longo, president of Brooklyn New York MLS In a move that has been in the works for nearly two decades, Brooklyn finally has one multiple listing service covering the entire borough. Sort of. Early this month, Brooklyn's last two remaining MLSs -- the Brooklyn New York MLS and the smaller Brooklyn MLS, also known as the Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst MLS -- officially merged. The new system, which will be known as the Brooklyn New York MLS, has a membership of nearly 3,000 agents in 303 offices with 4,000 listings, according to Gerard Longo, the president of the new organization. The borough has historically been a crazy quilt of different real estate groups. Over the years, organizations from different areas began coming together, creating the BNYMLS, which in turn merged with the Brooklyn Board of Realtors. The merger with the 400-age...