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 Center for an Urban Future last Spring, which reveals that even while rents are soaring, Brooklyn’s creative class is still thriving. In fact, the Center for an Urban Future’s report even found that creative classes are fueling NYC’s economic development.
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