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Report: Growth in Brooklyn’s Design Sector Outpaces Manhattan

Brooklyn’s hipsters mean business. The droves of artists, filmmakers, writers and designers are actually bolstering the borough’s creative economy, according to a new report by the Center for an Urban Future.

The New York City-based think tank released its “Creative New York” report, which revealed that in the last decade creative business in Brooklyn grew by 125 percent versus 8 percent for Manhattan.

Brooklyn has added more jobs and businesses in the creative sector than any other borough, increasing this sector by 60 percent. Specifically, in the applied design sector, employment in Brooklyn has increased by 17 percent.

Meanwhile, New York’s five boroughs is now home to 28 percent of the country’s fashion designers, .