Saturday, December 20th, 2014

How large is the rebirth in Lower Manhattan?

Mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses population growth in Lower Manhattan. Go to 12:40 to hear how that growth compares to three major American cities.

The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 may have forever changed the landscape of Lower Manhattan, but they didn’t stop more and more people from calling the area home.

Ten years since that fateful day, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has a statistic to prove it: the population of Lower Manhattan has nearly doubled, surpassing the combined growth in three major American cities.

"Over the past 10 years, the number of people living in Lower Manhattan has nearly doubled," Bloomberg said during a Sept. 6 speech. "In fact, Lower Manhattan has added more people over the last 10 years than Atlanta, Dallas and Philadelphia combined. In 2001, no one could have believed that that would happen."

PolitiFact New Jersey put his claim to the Truth-O-Meter.