For a long time Brooklyn did not really have skyscrapers. Prior to 2009 the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower was the tallest at 42 stories.
Since 2010 two taller high-rise buildings were built with the tallest 51 floors (590 feet). Tall, but not by Manhattan standards.
That is apparently changing.
Right next to Junior’s cheesecake (less than a half mile from our place), a 1,000 foot tower is planned.