NYC Restaurant Week Kicks Off, With Some Great Bushwick-Area Participants

NYC Restaurant Week Kicks Off, With Some Great Bushwick-Area Participants

These are the local Bushwick-area restaurants participating in NYC Restaurant Week, which runs from Jan. 18 to Feb. 13.

Old Electronics? Here’s Where To Recycle Your E-Waste In/Around Bushwick

Old Electronics? Here’s Where To Recycle Your E-Waste In/Around Bushwick

Don’t toss your old or broken electronics in the trash – it’s illegal and harms the environment. Opt for recycling or donating old tech at a handful of locations in and around Bushwick.

Calling All Freelancers! Here are 8 Bushwick Cafes To Get Your Work Done

Calling All Freelancers! Here are 8 Bushwick Cafes To Get Your Work Done

Whether you’re a freelancer or are still waiting to go back to the office, these are some local coffee shops with WiFi to work remotely out of.

In Need of a Free Dinner? Casa Ora Is Inviting You To Pull Up a Chair

In Need of a Free Dinner? Casa Ora Is Inviting You To Pull Up a Chair

For the remainder of January, and possibly the rest of winter, Casa Ora is offering free meals to those who say they need them.

What Will Change in Bushwick This Year? Local Elected Officials Outline Goals for 2022

What Will Change in Bushwick This Year? Local Elected Officials Outline Goals for 2022

Discussing housing, healthcare, employment, maternal health and more with Maritza Davila, Erik Dilan, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Sandy Nurse, Antonio Reynoso and Julia Salazar.

The Clonard Irish Pub and More Recent Grand Street Bar and Restaurant Openings

The Clonard Irish Pub and More Recent Grand Street Bar and Restaurant Openings

Bushwick’s next door neighbor, Grand Street, has been busy recently with some new food and drink spots.

Review: Tanyth Berkeley’s Pandemic-Era Portraiture

Review: Tanyth Berkeley’s Pandemic-Era Portraiture

A New York photographer of city life tries to not capture gentrification.

Bossa Nova Civic Club Closed Indefinitely After Tragic Building Fire

Bossa Nova Civic Club Closed Indefinitely After Tragic Building Fire

One person is in serious but stable condition, a dog did not survive, and the building sustained significant damage. A GoFundMe has been set up.

The Fight Against The North Brooklyn Pipeline Continues With a Decision on Feb. 7

The Fight Against The North Brooklyn Pipeline Continues With a Decision on Feb. 7

In just a few weeks, Governor Hochul and the DEC will decide whether or not to allow National Grid to install fracked gas vaporizers at the apex of the North Brooklyn Pipeline. 

Weekly Update on Current Bushwick Covid Numbers, as of Jan. 12

Weekly Update on Current Bushwick Covid Numbers, as of Jan. 12

Information on positive Covid cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Bushwick and all of New York City.

Bushwick-Area Small Biz Owners Frustrated With Police Response to Break-ins During the Pandemic

Bushwick-Area Small Biz Owners Frustrated With Police Response to Break-ins During the Pandemic

The time it takes investigators to arrive is more costly than if the establishment were to reopen without reporting the crime, said one local business owner.

Events Happening This Week(end) (Jan. 13-19) in and Around Bushwick

Events Happening This Week(end) (Jan. 13-19) in and Around Bushwick

What are your plans this week(end)? We’ve listed some great free and affordable events happening in and around the neighborhood.

‘Ode to Badu’ and Other Poems

‘Ode to Badu’ and Other Poems

A collection of poems touching on Biggie, Nas, nights in Brooklyn and more crafted by local poet Latif Askia Ba.

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Amid the Recent Increase in Omicron Covid Cases, Freelancers Are Struggling To Stay Afloat

Amid the Recent Increase in Omicron Covid Cases, Freelancers Are Struggling To Stay Afloat

The rise of gig work cancellations caused by the hike of Omicron Covid cases is reminding local freelancers of March 2020.

Review: Sholeh Asgary Keeps The Rug Up

Review: Sholeh Asgary Keeps The Rug Up

At an immersive gallery show in Bushwick, waves of sound are meant to bring to mind rushing water.

Cocoon Provides Community and Coworking Options in Spacious Bushwick Loft

Cocoon Provides Community and Coworking Options in Spacious Bushwick Loft

Right off of the Jefferson L train stop, Cocoon offers private and communal workspaces, as well as plenty of areas to relax and refresh.

GrowNYC Launches New Public Compost Drop-off Site in Ridgewood

GrowNYC Launches New Public Compost Drop-off Site in Ridgewood

The Ridgewood compost drop-off site is open from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Saturday.

District 34 Councilmember Jennifer Gutiérrez Wants Your Input on How To Spend $1 Million Budget

District 34 Councilmember Jennifer Gutiérrez Wants Your Input on How To Spend $1 Million Budget

Bushwick’s new city council member is asking the community to submit ideas for physical infrastructure projects in the district.

$4.3 Million Project To Reduce Storm Flooding Is Underway at Bushwick II Houses

$4.3 Million Project To Reduce Storm Flooding Is Underway at Bushwick II Houses

The citywide project is estimated to capture 55 million gallons of stormwater each year.

Famous Leonard Library Set To Reopen Jan. 10

Famous Leonard Library Set To Reopen Jan. 10

The iconic library will reopen Monday, following a temporary closure due to renovations.

Bushwick Prepares for the Return of To-go Drinks

Bushwick Prepares for the Return of To-go Drinks

Local bars and drinkers rejoice, while environmentalists offer tips on how to reduce potential single-use litter.

New ‘Interborough Express’ Proposed by Gov. Hochul Would Connect Bushwick With Other Neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens

New ‘Interborough Express’ Proposed by Gov. Hochul Would Connect Bushwick With Other Neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens

Gov. Hochul has ordered the MTA to begin the environmental review process for the project immediately.

To-go Drinks Will Return to New York, Says Gov. Hochul

To-go Drinks Will Return to New York, Says Gov. Hochul

“Cheers, New York!”

How to Apply to New York’s New Covid Homeowner Assistance Fund

How to Apply to New York’s New Covid Homeowner Assistance Fund

Information on the state’s new Homeowner Assistance Fund, including details on who is eligible, how to apply and what documents you may need.

Events Happening This Week(end) (Jan. 6-12) in and Around Bushwick

Events Happening This Week(end) (Jan. 6-12) in and Around Bushwick

What are your plans this week(end)? We’ve listed some great free and affordable events happening in and around the neighborhood.

The Year in Photos – Bushwick 2021

The Year in Photos – Bushwick 2021

As we continue to welcome in the new year, let’s just take one more look back at 2021.

Where To Get Your Fit on in the New Year: Independent Gyms and Fitness Studios in and Around Bushwick

Where To Get Your Fit on in the New Year: Independent Gyms and Fitness Studios in and Around Bushwick

Which independent gym or fitness studio is most suitable for you to reach your goals in 2022?

Conversations With Neighbors: Mitchell Borden, Co-founder of Ornithology Jazz Club

Conversations With Neighbors: Mitchell Borden, Co-founder of Ornithology Jazz Club

Mitchell Borden on societal expectations, jazz, cell phones, money, retirement, childhood and more.

An Update on Current Bushwick Covid Numbers, as of Jan. 3

An Update on Current Bushwick Covid Numbers, as of Jan. 3

Information on positive Covid cases, hospitalizations and deaths in Bushwick and all of New York City.

Neighborhood Bar Mood Ring to Release Cocktail Recipe Book in Spring 2022

Neighborhood Bar Mood Ring to Release Cocktail Recipe Book in Spring 2022

The book includes the recipes to astrology-themed cocktails, nightlife tips and stories based on the experiences of co-owners Vanessa Li and Bowen Goh.

Editor’s Picks: 7 Favorite Articles of 2021

Editor’s Picks: 7 Favorite Articles of 2021

I believe these pieces, as a cumulative group, do a great job at reflecting the wide range of emotions, experiences and subjects we encountered in and around Bushwick in 2021.

A Monthly Roundup of Restaurant & Bar Openings: New Slice Shops & a Sake Bar

A Monthly Roundup of Restaurant & Bar Openings: New Slice Shops & a Sake Bar

A roundup of new food and drink spots in and around Bushwick and Ridgewood, including new slice shops, chicken joints and Calvin Eng’s new Cantonese concept.

Here’s the Winner of the Best Wings in/Around Bushwick 2021!

Here’s the Winner of the Best Wings in/Around Bushwick 2021!

Bushwick’s wing eaters have spoken!

Will New ‘Smart Compost’ Bins Expand to Bushwick?

Will New ‘Smart Compost’ Bins Expand to Bushwick?

What are those orange compost bins popping up in Astoria and Lower Manhattan? Will they expand to other neighborhoods?

New York City’s Annual Holiday Tradition, Mulchfest, Is Back Again. Read Where You Can Recycle Your Holiday Tree in Bushwick

New York City’s Annual Holiday Tradition, Mulchfest, Is Back Again. Read Where You Can Recycle Your Holiday Tree in Bushwick

With over 74 drop-off or chipping sites citywide, find a Mulchfest location near you.

Here’s the Winner of the Best Bakery in/Around Bushwick 2021!

Here’s the Winner of the Best Bakery in/Around Bushwick 2021!

Bushwick’s bakery dwellers have spoken!