As we approach the last days of Michael Bloomberg as mayor of New York, it might be the time to look back and see how New York changed under his government. He had a tremendous impact on New York. During his time as mayor, New York added 40,000 new buildings and more than 170,000 additional housing units. This is more than any other city. Together with Amanda Burden, the director of the Department of City Planning, they rezoned 37 percent of the city and created opportunities for high-density growth, which might be one success factor of this city.
The New York Times has visualized the changes during this time with an impressive news graphic that shows “from buildings to bike lanes to painting over Broadway, how the city changed in 12 years of Bloomberg”.
Its definitely worth a look.