Friday, March 28, 2014

Brooklyn Is Booming

Brooklyn Growing Faster Than Other Boroughs
We need more housing, more affordable housing, resources for better mass transit and a host of other investments to service the growth.  Schools. Parks. Sewers. 

I welcome the growth - better here than paving over farms and forests for unsustainable sprawl - but we've got to be smart about infrastructure support for our growing borough.
"Brooklyn's population has grown 3.5 percent in just three years, according to new census data, The New York Daily News reported. That makes Brooklyn the fastest growing of any of the boroughs. It is also one of the fastest-growing counties in the state. We added 87,400 people, for a total of 2,568,435. The growth is mostly due to immigrants, who settle mostly in Brooklyn and Queens, plus a slowdown of people moving out of New York City, according to a story in The New York Times."
Growth can yield a lot of benefits, or it can yield overcrowding, stretched services and ultimately, a retrenchment.  Proper planning and foresight is needed to favor the former over the latter.

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