The New York Times and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle both took a look at the changes underway thanks to the modern high rise apartment buildings going up in downtown Brooklyn and Ft. Greene.
Dennis Holt writes in the Eagle that by 2020, there could be more people living in “Downtown Brooklyn” than in Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Boerum Hill or DUMBO.
The New York Times had an interesting piece in Sunday’s paper, by Jake Mooney, that looks at the lack of amenities, including grocery stores, around some of the buildings. The article talks about residents at Brooklyn’s tallest building, The Brooklyner, all 51 stories of it, who are waiting for a grocery store and other commercial amenities.
According to the Times, a rezoning in 2004 paved the way for spike in high rises.