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Welcome to the residential Brooklyn neighborhood known as Bushwick. A reimagined industrial area on the rise, Bushwick is rapidly on its way to becoming one of Brooklyn’s most popular neighborhoods. Bushwick is bordered by the large residential neighborhood of Ridgewood, to the northeast; Williamsburg, to the northwest; Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed-Stuy), to the southwest; and Brownsville, to the south. Founded by the Dutch in the 17th century, Bushwick has since seen waves of German, Italian, and Hispanic immigrants settling here, giving it a rich and diverse cultural background. Centuries of farming and industrial manufacturing paved the way for what you see here today: repurposed warehouses and multi-family, triple-decker rowhouses. You are also bound to spot some new residential and commercial buildings that are pleasing to the modern architectural eye.
Known for its iconic 19th-century brownstones, creative street art, and trendy atmosphere, Bushwick is an increasingly hip and fun neighborhood to call home. Located just north of the heart of Brooklyn, this relatively large, 2.3-square-mile neighborhood offers a host of dining options, art galleries, cafes, public parks, as well as second-hand retailers and vintage shops. Bushwick is also known for its thriving drinking scene, offering fashionable nightclubs, cocktail bars, and a handful of brewpubs that are sure to please. Served by numerous New York City subway lines found along its borders and Myrtle Avenue, Bushwick is an easily accessible neighborhood popular among college students, working-class professionals, and young families. With a population of over 102,000, the median age in Bushwick is approximately 31.
Consisting of several main commercial thoroughfares, Bushwick is a diverse and active neighborhood begging to be explored. For an eye-opening, artistic experience, check out the Bushwick Collective in the north end to see some of Brooklyn’s best street murals. Take a relaxing walk through Maria Hernandez Park, where you will find basketball and handball courts, as well as exercise equipment. Have lunch at one of the many great restaurants along the avenues of Irving and Knickerbocker. Maybe you feel like getting in touch with your avant-garde side by experiencing some good music and unique entertainment. If so, be sure to check out the world-famous House of Yes located on Wyckoff Avenue.