It’s safe to say that since 2003, Brooklyn has gone through some major changes. To illustrate that, the folks over at Address Report have put together an eye-opening time-lapse map showing the rate of demolition in Brooklyn over the last 11 years.
As Brokelyn points out, certain things start to stick out as the time-lapse stretches. The early 2000s favor the Park Slope area, but in 2005, there’s a huge jump in demolitions in North Brooklyn, following the rezoning of the Williamsburg and Greenpoint waterfronts. Between 2009 and 2011, there’s a major slowdown in demolitions due to the recession and things don’t really start to heat up again until late 2011/2012. Meanwhile, the last two years have seen truly astounding jumps in rate of demolition, especially in North Brooklyn and the Park Slope/Carroll Gardens/Gowanus area.
Check out the whole thing on Address Report if you’re up to it.
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