A new US Census Report study shows that more than 20,000 people have moved into the Financial District and Battery Park City since 2000.
The census numbers have also created controversy as the Mayor believes the right numbers were not counted in some other neighborhoods in NYC which may lead to some congressional seats being redistributed outside.
The numbers are good news and confirm what area residents who have lived here for a long time believe: FiDi has become the destination for residents to leave. Many office buildings and vacant buildings have been converted into rentals.
Residents are however concerned that the growth in population has not led to growth in schools, restaurants, grocery stores, gyms, and other public amenities.