Friday Fast Fact: Thirty-Nine New Buildings Went Up in Bushwick Last Year

Katy Golvala

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The buildings won’t stop going up in Bushwick.

Last year, 39 new residential buildings were completed in the neighborhood. This equals roughly 19 buildings per square mile, which is the highest rate of new buildings per square mile for any neighborhood in Brooklyn. 2018 marks the fourth year in a row that Bushwick has held that title.

And there are some behemoths that went up this year. Among the new Bushwick buildings completed in 2018 were 54 Noll Street and 10 Montieth Street, both located on the Rheingold Brewery redevelopment site. 54 Noll Street boasts 443 new units, while 10 Montieth Street has—wait for it—500 units.

However, the number of buildings constructed in Bushwick decreased between 2017 and 2018. In 2017, there were a total of 52 new buildings constructed. When compared with the 39 buildings constructed in 2018, that reflects a 25 percent decrease year-over-year. This is in line with patterns seen in nearby neighborhoods and across Brooklyn. In the borough overall, the number of buildings constructed decreased by 20 percent; in Williamsburg, it decreased by 25 percent.

Some neighborhoods in Brooklyn did see an increase in the number of buildings constructed in 2018, including Community Board 10 (Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Fort Hamilton), Community Board 11 (Bath Beach, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, and Mapleton), and Community Board 15 (which includes Manhattan Beach and Sheepshead Bay).

So that’s your fast fact of the week, Bushwick! Have a question about the neighborhood that you want us to try and answer using data? Leave a comment below!

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