Report: Residential Growing Pains Are Straining Downtown Brooklyn’s Infrastructure
by Hannah Frishberg
Photo by Mary Hautman
Downtown Brooklyn’s recent residential explosion — while bringing activity and economic growth to the area — wasn’t the intended result of the nabe’s 2004 rezoning. Measures that were meant to turn the area into an office mecca are instead transforming it into a land of luxe condos and rentals.
With a new report released this week, Borough President Eric Adams addresses the neighborhood’s unanticipated needs and what the city can do to for its infrastructure and mixed-use future.
In his report — “A Decade Later in Downtown Brookl...