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According to the Daily News, Brooklyn's Asian population, mainly Chinese, has grown tremendously not only in the Sunset Park area, but also in Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights, and Borough Park.In Bensonhurst alone, from 2000 to 2010, the Asian population increased by 57%. Julia Sweeney Announcer: From Bensonhurst, Brooklyn -- it's the Bensonhurst Dating Game. But first, let's meet the tree guys she's gonna choose from over here. With a large Italian-American population, Bensonhurst is usually considered the main "Little Italy" of Brooklyn.The Italian-speaking community remains over 20,000 strong, according to the census of 2000.By 2013, then-Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the city's foreign-born population had reached a record high, and that Bensonhurst had the city's second-highest number of foreign-born people with 77,700 foreign born immigrants in the neighborhood, just after Washington Heights.Bensonhurst has long been well-known as a Little Italy of Brooklyn, containing a large Italian-American and Italian immigrant population.
After rezoning in the 2000s, many houses dating back over 90 years are being torn down and replaced by three-story brick apartment buildings and multi-family condominiums.
From 2002 to 2005, 1,200 new housing units in Bensonhurst were approved to accommodate the growing population including many foreign-born residents.
With an increase in the area's real estate values, long-time homeowners sold their houses.
But, the Italian-speaking community is becoming "increasingly elderly and isolated, with the small, tight-knit enclave in the city slowly disappearing as they give way to demographic changes." Its main thoroughfare, 18th Avenue (also known as Cristoforo Colombo Boulevard) between roughly 60th Street and Shore Parkway, is lined with predominantly small, Italian family-owned businesses—many of which have remained in the same family for several generations.
86th Street is another popular local thoroughfare, lined by the arches of the BMT West End Line.