And the 5 Fastest Growing Neighborhoods In Brooklyn Are…


Everybody wants to be in Brooklyn. Which, sure. We already knew that. I mean, Brooklyn is so hot right now that hipsters even want to live in Bay Ridge. Bay Ridge! And with the release last week of state census data, Brooklyn’s popularity became undeniable. Based on some major number-crunching, the Daily News reports that Brooklyn not only got the largest absolute population boost in the “period spanning April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012”, but also that the almost “60,000 new Brooklynites [who] moved in during that time – nearly double[d] Manhattan’s paltry count of 33,217 arrivals.” In fact, Brooklyn’s population is increasing so rapidly that its size is approaching that of Chicago’s. So that fun fact that we all know about how, if counted on its own, Brooklyn would be the 4th-largest city in America? Well, soon it will be the 3rd largest city in America. That’s really large!

But so where did all these Brooklyn newbies settle down? And who are these recent arrivals? Will we like them? Will they like us? So much pressure. Neighborhoods can change here in the span of a couple of years, so what does this population influx mean for the places that are most affected? Let’s try and guess! Based on numbers. Numbers reveal everything.


  1. And…there goes my nabe…Bed-Stuy, we had a nice decent run. A total of 8 years before white folks decided you were safe enough to dip their little pinky toes in. Alas, I shall look at real estate in East New York. At least I’ll be closer to JFK, and thus, have an even quicker access to a permanent escape route from NYC when it all becomes too much…

  2. Makes me sick to see Bed-stuy being taken over by hipsters who have no respect for the culture or history of the community.

  3. “”””Makes me sick to see Bed-stuy being taken over by hipsters who have no respect for the culture or history of the community.””””

    What culture ?????Rapes Murder ,Muggings ………. ???????

  4. You should thank the hipters, these people will contribute to less crime, respect the area far better then then the people who grew up there. The blacks should be kissing the white folks ass, now you can walk down the street…..

  5. Blacks should thank the whites for pushing them out of their own neighborhoods? That mentality is just embarrassing – Bed Stuy hasn’t been a hotbed of criminal activity in a long time and a lot of that has to do with minorities organizing, forming block associations and cleaning up their own communities. Of course the gentrifiers would love to re-write history and take credit for everything good that has ever happened in the neighborhood all while erasing the fact that the place had a culture long before they were brave enough to set foot in an area that wasn’t lily white.


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