Report titled “Recent Changes in LIC” for the Justice For All Coalition

Between 2000 and 2015, Long Island City experienced a 56% increase in housing units. This is faster than the average rate of growth across the city (7%) and the average for Queens County (3.3%).

According to a recent study RENTCafé found that since 2010, Long Island City has seen the most new apartments built among neighborhoods across the country. Their takeaway?: “More than a decade ago, Long Island City was tagged to become a hot nabe. It had the 3 things that any neighborhood deemed for greatness needs: location, location, and location. In a matter of just a few years, the neighborhood has gone from dated industrial vibe to gleaming new glass towers, to take the number 1 spot for building by far more apartments than any other neighborhood in the country has done in recent (post-recession) history. A massive total of 12,533 new apartments in 41 buildings were built between 2010 and 2016 in this Queens neighborhood.”

This report investigates these changes.

This report was created for the Youth Open Mic Night hosted by the Justice For All Coalition

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Posted on: December 11, 2017