One outstanding event has been the rebulding of the Stillwell Avenue train station. The new facility has solar panels installed over the entire skyward surface. I am not sure about the effect in actual numbers, but I know it is a great improvement.
One of the not so great things that has impacted this neighborhood is the growing population of jitney or dollar cabs- actually $2 cabs by now. The police are supposed to ticket them for running along the bus routes, but that doesn't happen. Of course everyone has made this a convenience and people from the neighborhood utilise the service. The influx of employment just adds to the problem. The fall out goes further- less people are walking or riding the bus to get to the subway, which in turn adds to the health issues that are on the rise- adult and childhood obesity, to name the most obvious and outstanding. Even the kids are in on this ride instead of walk thing.