Brooklyn Building Boom Healthier in 2008 than 2007


Only three new building permits were filed in Manhattan in September, reports the Real Deal, but according to Property Shark, things aren't quite so bad over here. They sent us these screen shots breaking down Brooklyn permit data from the first nine months of 2007 and 2008, organized by zip code. Cypress Hill, 11208, saw the largest number of permits filed — 243 — 7.5 percent higher than last year. After than came zip code 11211 (they call it East Williamsburg but it covers all of hipster-land as well) with 226 new building permits, 107.3% more than last year. In general, building permits were up in the borough. The only thing that went down was the number of demolitions: there were 555, 10.6 percent fewer than last year.

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