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Bushwick Gentrification (Brooklyn, New York)

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Published on May 16,2016
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As the rents in Williamsburg, Brooklyn have skyrocketed, young professionals have been begun to retreat deeper along the L train to Bushwick. For better or worse, the result has been rapid gentrification. From 2000 to 2010, the number of white residents in North Bushwick has nearly doubled and the number of Asian residents has increased nearly fivefold. Just in the last two years, the average rent for a studio has increased 27 percent. The serious crime rate has dropped from 36% in 2000 to 24.4% as of 2011.