Colleges a Boon to downtown Brooklyn’s Economy: Report Brooklyn Reader September 30, 2015 September 30, 2015, 1:33 am The library building, right, on the NYU Polytechnic campus in Brooklyn. Downtown Brooklyn’s higher-education institutions drew some 60,000 students and generated $2.8 billion in economic activity in 2013, according to report released Tuesday by a civic group. The report from the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership analyzed the nine schools in the […] Click here to view original web page at www.wsj.com Want to write for us? We're looking for interns and experienced writers! Go here for more information.