Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Gentrification of Brooklyn

The New York Times reports that "the share of white residents rose sharply in brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods like Prospect Heights (to 45% from 28% in 2000) and Fort Greene (to 26% from 14%), as well as Williamsburg."

The neighborhoods of Prospect Heights, Clinton Hill and Fort Greene saw double-digit decreases in black people. With all the new shiny condo construction in Williamsburg, the Hispanic population decreased from 40% to 30%.

In their nifty color-coated interactive map of the Census Bureau's data, it appears that whites live in Manhattan and part of Brooklyn, blacks live in the rest of Brooklyn, Hispanics live in the Bronx, and Queens is the melting pot of everyone who wandered away from the airports.

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