PROJECT: academic study, urban colloquium - parsons school of design
ADVISOR: adam lubinsky
LOCATION: north brooklyn, ny
THEMES: land use, zoning, industrial workspace, gentrification, displacement
parsons school of design
north brooklyn, ny
land use, zoning, industrial workspace, gentrification, displacement
This series of maps explore the effects of the Bloomberg rezonings on lands uses and the social fabric in North Brooklyn, especially within the North Brooklyn and Greenpoint-Williamsburg Industrial Business Zones. New York City has seen a continuous and substantial decline of its industrial sector, with dramatic consequences for working class residents. Rezonings ampliﬁed these larger economic restructurings, allowing for the development of more profitable commercial and residential land uses, while displacing minority populations.