What were the top neighborhoods in each of the boroughs with the most new developments last year? Brick Underground has answered that question by creating a map using information gleaned through Department of Buildings records.
BU focused on permits issued for residential and mixed-use developments over a 12 month period between January 2015 and January 2016.
In Manhattan, unsurprisingly, the most development took place in the 10001 zip code which corresponds to parts of Chelsea, the Garment District, and most notably Hudson Yards. Thirteen permits were issued for residential projects in this area during the last year.
East Williamsburg and Bed-Stuy set the record in Brooklyn with 68 new permits approved. Queens was led by Breezy Point, which is seeing a resurgence in development a few years after Hurricane Sandy devastated the neighborhood. The DOB approved 92 permits in Breezy Point.
Staten Island was similarly high with 93 permits being approved in the neighborhoods of Annadale, Arden Heights, and Great Kills.
And finally, the Bronx was led by Baychester with 19 permits issued for the neighborhood.