An extraordinary physical and psychological transformation of the borough is happening. A wave of iconoclasts are being attracted to Brooklyn. They bring a sense of community, support for the arts and add to the borough’s eclectic energy. With a younger population and fun, dynamic entertainment, Brooklyn attracts young families, singles, artist, scholars, global retailers and creative entrepreneurs.
Artisans and professionals alike have made homes in Brooklyn communities and have shaped and enriched their neighborhoods to suit their ideals and lifestyles. CSAs and food CO-OPs have become commonplace; a closer look reveals fundamental changes in the landscape. Expanded sidewalks for two-way stroller traffic, community gardens for local agriculture projects and online message boards for neighbors to connect and promote local activities underscore this change.
The unleashed potential that is Brooklyn begins with its institutions. With close to 60,000 full-time students in the area, Brooklyn offers a diverse selection for an urban education. Recognized for their academic excellence, innovative programs, urban engagement and outstanding alumni accomplishments, academic institutions, such as Brooklyn Law School, Long Island University, New York City College of Technology and Pratt Institute are often the catalyst for the business and creative energy that is defining Brooklyn’s future.