For demolitions, Brooklyn,New York leaves the other 4 boroughs far behind.
Data from The Department of Buildings indicate that Brooklyn far outpaces the other boroughs in the number of permits issued for demolitions and the number of building stories to be demolished in each of the 2 last years.
In an analysis by The Real Deal real estate publication, more than 400 demolition permits were approved in Kings County last year. These 400+ demolition permits represented 900 stories of buildings to be demolished, a slightly lower number of permits than 2021. The other 4 boroughs saw permits fall as well, far more than Brooklyn.
The Northwestwern Brooklyn waterfront neighborhoods of Dumbo, Vinegar Hill, Downtown Brooklyn and Boerum Hill saw the most demolition activity with 127 stories set for demolition across 27 applications.
The 11 story Brooklyn Detention Center located at 275 Atlantic Avenue was the largest building to be demolished. A much larger complex will go up in it's place.
To be continued...
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