Students Flock to Brooklyn, Gentrification and Rising Prices Follow Brooklyn Reader March 2, 2016 March 2, 2016, 3:33 am Williamsburg is one of the many areas of Brooklyn that are facing rapid development. Once considered Lower Manhattan’s unsightly neighbor, Downtown Brooklyn has emerged from two decades of unprecedented growth as a paragon of successful urban development. According to a report released last week by NYU Wagner’s […] Click here to view original web page at www.nyunews.com Want to write for us? We're looking for interns and experienced writers! Go here for more information.