Top takeaways from our 2017 Community Survey
March 28, 2018
DBP’s 2017 Community and Resident survey is now complete! Thank you to the 300+ respondents who took the time to give us feedback and assist us as we strive to better serve the Downtown Brooklyn neighborhood – and get to know our residents.
The online survey focused on demographics, transportation, and assessment of satisfaction with and awareness of multiple services, including street beautification, events, activities and sanitation.
Here are some of our key findings:
1. Of those respondents who live in Downtown Brooklyn, all indicated that access to transport was a key factor in choosing to live here. Affordability came in second, which, given the ever-growing number of affordable units being added to the area, is no surprise. Learn more about the most recent addition of 74 permanently units at Hoyt & Horn.
2. 65% of respondents heard about DBP through our website, which makes sense considering we had almost 300,000 unique visitors in last year. 52% said they had heard about us through our newsletter, The Downtown Brooklyn Beat, which goes out biweekly. Sign up for our newsletter here to stay up to date on the latest news, events, and more.
3. Many respondents indicated a desire for more dining and shopping options. Fortunately, the choices are expanding - a fact we continue to highlight. And by getting the word out about how great it is to live here’ we endeavor to draw new businesses to the area. Be sure to check out our recent roundups of the best hotel bars and Asian eats in the neighborhood.
4. Residents need more open space. We received many comments on the lack of playgrounds and open space. We are working to address this issue through our advocacy on The Brooklyn Strand, and on working with the city to move forward on Willoughby Square Park. Read DBP President Regina Myer’s recent article on the Brooklyn Strand in the Daily News.