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Despite all notions to the contrary, Brooklyn is still a creative oasis for musicians, artists, writers and the generally bearded. According to the Economist—and despite the weekly barrage of stories purporting the death of the borough—the number of Brooklyn residents with finance jobs has remained roughly static over the last decade, and those employed in creative fields have presented a surge in the labor market. These numbers are reinforced when looking at other studies too, like a report authored by the...
New York's creative sector, which is composed of industries spanning film, music production, design, publishing and architecture among others, is one of the most vibrant and substantial portions of the city's economy, according to a new report authored by the Center for an Urban Future . The report, which is called Creative New York, examines data compiled from 2003 to 2013, and concludes that Brooklyn's creative class grew by a staggering 60 percent in that timespan,...
This morning's explosion and subsequent collapse of two buildings in East Harlem has been confirmed to be the result of a gas leak. At least two people are known to have died, more than 18 are injured, and over a dozen are missing. While it is still too early to know how or even if this tragedy could have been prevented—as Mayor de Blasio said in a press conference earlier, “this is a tragedy...

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