People have moved on to other neighborhoods or back to Ireland to take advantage of its strong economy; newcomers from around the world have filled the void, flocking to a neighborhood with affordable housing and convenient access to Manhattan.
Woodside: Cheap, Convenient and Teeming
In fact...the area’s biggest problem is coping with the strains of development. With large new apartment buildings being built, and single-family houses being converted, legally and illegally, into multiunit buildings, on-street parking is scarce. Schools are crowded, [CB2 Chair Joseph Conley] said; at one, trailers are being used for overflow classes. Mr. Conley’s board has asked the city’s Planning Department to toughen zoning in the area.