Sunday, March 17, 2013

NYC Population at Record High With Brooklyn Outpacing Manhattan - Carroll Gardens, NY Patch

I know I'm a broken record on this, but for good reason.  The City needs to focus on the infrastructure that makes a growing city thrive.  Choked subways, streets, schools and sewers do not a sustainable growth model make. 

Every borough is experiencing a population boom, with Brooklyn outpacing Manhattan and leading the city in a new resident explosion, according to Census data release on Thursday.
Census figures show that Brooklyn grew by 2.4 percent to 2,565,635 between 2010 and 2012, compared to Manhattan's 2.1 percent growth to 1,619,090. Queens came in third, adding 1.9 percent more residents, followed by The Bronx's 1.7 percent jump and then Staten Island's 0.4 percent increase.

I'm not at all surprised to see a growing population and welcome the news.  It is far better to grow our urban population than to see our farms and forests paved over for sprawl.  We need to do a better job planning and provisioning for population growth. 

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