Communities in the Rockaways were some of the hardest hit by the pandemic. Despite the challenges, local economic indicators have slowly improved as the pandemic has worn on, with the number of Rockaways businesses growing in 2020 and 2021. Since the City’s reopening following the height of the pandemic, local stakeholders in the Rockaways have made concerted efforts to promote economic recovery and improved environmental conditions, with a focus on mitigating the impact of extreme climate events.
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September 2022 —
May 2022 —
From 2010 to 2020, Brooklyn experienced substantial economic growth, with employment and business growth rates outpacing the rest of New York City. However, the pandemic halted its economic progress and exacerbated existing inequalities in the borough. Brooklyn’s economy is showing signs of recovering to pre-pandemic levels, but City and State officials will need to collaborate with community leaders to ensure an equitable recovery.
December 2021 —
Flushing, and the surrounding neighborhoods that make up the greater Flushing area, enjoyed outsized employment and business growth from 2000 until Queens became the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic. Local challenges that existed before the pandemic, such as affordable housing and broadband access, have made recovery more difficult, but key positive indicators such as job recovery are reasons for optimism.
June 2021 —
Population in the Bronx grew by 10.4 percent from 2000 to 2017 (faster than any other borough), driven primarily by the growth in the immigrant population, but it declined in the next two years to 1.42 million residents.
October 2019 —
September 2018 —
Staten Island is one of the five boroughs that make up New York City. It is the least populous and most suburban, with one-third of its acreage dedicated to parks and recreation, and is often called the City’s “Greenest Borough.”
July 2018 —
The Bronx is the northernmost of New York City’s five boroughs and home to nearly one-fifth of the City’s population. Since 2010, it has been the fastest-growing county in New York State, driven by immigration.
June 2018 —
Brooklyn is the most populous of the five boroughs that make up New York City. It has a large foreign-born population, which has contributed to its success, and is one of the most diverse counties in the nation.
May 2018 —
Queens is the largest in size of the five boroughs that make up New York City and the second most populous. Since the end of the recession in 2009, it has added 110,500 private sector jobs, 10 times more than were lost during the recession and more than twice as many as the second-largest expansion in the 1990s.
March 2018 —
The Rockaways is located in the southernmost section of Queens on the Rockaway Peninsula. Superstorm Sandy, which struck New York City on October 29, 2012, damaged thousands of area homes and businesses, and displaced thousands of families.
December 2017 —
East Harlem, located in northeastern Manhattan, has one of the largest Puerto Rican communities in New York City.
September 2017 —
Bedford-Stuyvesant is one of the many neighborhoods in Brooklyn to experience a resurgence. In the past 15 years, the population has grown by one-quarter and now exceeds 150,000 people.
September 2016 —
The Greater Jamaica area in Queens fell on hard times during the 1970s, but has been slowly recovering.
September 2016 —
The Greater Sunset Park area of western Brooklyn is a dynamic area with residential communities, strong commercial corridors and one of New York City’s largest manufacturing and industrial centers.
September 2016 —
September 11, 2001, was a tragic day for the nation, one which will never be forgotten. In New York City, the terrorist attacks took the lives of more than 2,700 people, including hundreds of first responders. There was extensive damage to property and infrastructure, and the economy of the City, and of Lower Manhattan in particular, was shaken.
June 2015 —
Washington Heights and Inwood extend from 155th Street in Manhattan to the northern tip of the borough. The area has a rich history, and immigrants account for nearly half of the population.
May 2014 —
Over the past decade, Brooklyn has expanded at a rapid pace by attracting new businesses and residents.
December 2013 —
July 2013 —
The Bronx has come a long way since the 1970s. Both public and private investments have helped create new businesses, which in turn have generated thousands of new jobs. More recently, as the economic environment has improved, private investment has accelerated in the Bronx.
July 2012 —
The greater downtown Brooklyn area is home to world-class arts and cultural organizations, such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).