Mapping Housing Speculation in Brooklyn

Emily Tumpson Molina—Sociology

Exploring whether, where, and how property flipping impacts housing prices in Brooklyn neighborhoods and beyond.

In spring 2022, we analyzed housing sales prices in New York City between 2019 and 2021 and found that seven of the 10 priciest ZIP codes for one- to three-family homes in the city are in Brooklyn. Check out this infographic (PDF) that data analytics interns Cindy Zhang and Wendy Martinez made and displayed at the Brooklyn College School of Humanities and Social Sciences Student Expo in May 2022.

District 15 PAR Project

CUNY Climate Crisis Grant

Accelerating Climate Adaptation through Community Science, Technology and Engagement

Our team won a 2020 CUNY Interdisciplinary Climate Crisis Grant to pilot a community flood-monitoring program aimed to accelerate equitable climate adaptation in local neighborhoods that suffer from acute and chronic coastal flooding along Jamaica Bay. The project, combined with complementary efforts by colleagues at NYU, has become FloodNET NYC, a cooperative of communities, researchers, and New York City government agencies working to better understand the frequency, severity, and impacts of flooding in New York City.

Brooklyn Digital Humanities Initiative

CSB faculty are working with the Open Educational Resources team at the Brooklyn College Library to develop a site that will provide an online exhibit space for Brooklyn College faculty and students’ wide range of ongoing Brooklyn-based humanities research projects across academic departments and campus initiatives like the Brooklyn College Listening Project and Brooklyn College COVID-19 Archive. The site can also serve as a platform for public education components of faculty grants in the public humanities.

Brooklyn Research Collaborative

We organize regular meetings of the Brooklyn Research Collaborative, an informal group of Brooklyn College faculty and students doing research in Brooklyn, to facilitate inter- and cross-disciplinary collaboration on current and future Brooklyn-based research grants and research. Meetings usually happen twice per semester.

Brooklyn. All in.