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Yes, Bed-Stuy is the Brooklyn neighborhood with the most dramatic population increase—19.4%! But what is perhaps more notable than just the increase in absolute numbers is the huge demographic shift. The News reports that "the white population grew six fold while the number of blacks dropped by 14. 6 %," making the northwestern part of Bed-Stuy "majority white" according to Henry Butler, head of Community Board 3. The News lists all the usual reasons for people flocking to Bed-Stuy like "less expensive rent and subway access" without mentioning anything about the pre-existing, positive features of the neighborhood, but that's how it goes, I guess.
There was nothing in the News about the hipsters invasion of Bay Ridge, but that's why you come to Brooklyn Magazine—to get the full story of Brooklyn population shifts. So, suck it, News.
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