Friday Fast Fact: Bushwick Ranks as Higher Risk on Heat Vulnerability Index

Friday Fast Fact: Bushwick Ranks as Higher Risk on Heat Vulnerability Index

Based on factors like poverty levels, green space and air conditioner ownership, Bushwick and a number of other city neighborhoods are more vulnerable than others to the effects of extreme heat.

Two Iconic Bushwick Photographers Chronicle Neighborhood’s History in New Show Opening This Friday

Two Iconic Bushwick Photographers Chronicle Neighborhood’s History in New Show Opening This Friday

Bushwick photographers Meryl Meisler and Rafael Fuchs showcase neighborhood photos spanning 1981-2021 at the Thames Art Center.

Wick Pilates + Movement to Open Studio in Bushwick This Fall

Wick Pilates + Movement to Open Studio in Bushwick This Fall

Once held exclusively outdoors and online, Wick’s Pilates and movement classes will now have a space to call their own.

The Empanada Project Donates Portion of Proceeds to Help People Most at Risk

The Empanada Project Donates Portion of Proceeds to Help People Most at Risk

Small business owners Andrew Owens and Benny Polanco started selling empanadas to support not only themselves but nonprofits like Hope for Haiti and the Sunrise Movement.

Five COVID-Conscious Indoor Activities for Fall

Five COVID-Conscious Indoor Activities for Fall

Safely get through the coming fall with billiards, karaoke, ceramics, flower arrangement and more.

Rescue Train Repeat Offers Group Walks With a Drag Queen and Dog Training

Rescue Train Repeat Offers Group Walks With a Drag Queen and Dog Training

This Bushwick-based service provides expert dog training and a supportive community for pup parents.

Frack Outta Brooklyn Hosts Its First Radical Youth Film Festival at the People’s Garden This Sunday

Frack Outta Brooklyn Hosts Its First Radical Youth Film Festival at the People’s Garden This Sunday

Everyone can learn how to protect Mother Earth at this free, family-friendly event.

In Aftermath of Hurricane Ida and City’s First-Ever ‘Flash Flood Emergency,’ Water Leak Complaints to 311 Increased Significantly in Bushwick

In Aftermath of Hurricane Ida and City’s First-Ever ‘Flash Flood Emergency,’ Water Leak Complaints to 311 Increased Significantly in Bushwick

Compared to Tropical Storm Henri, water leak complaints approximately doubled both in Bushwick and citywide. There were nearly eight times as many calls as there were that same day the previous year.

Organizers Hold Wednesday Protest Against Anti-Black and LGBTQ+ Hate in Response to Saturday’s ‘Anti-Gay’ Attack

Organizers Hold Wednesday Protest Against Anti-Black and LGBTQ+ Hate in Response to Saturday’s ‘Anti-Gay’ Attack

Organizers Qween Jean and Gia Love call for Bushwick to support the Black Lives Matter movement and the LGBTQ+ community. If you say “BLM” and do not support the queer Black community, then you are not for liberation, Qween said.

Community Gardens Are Reopening, and They Need Dedicated Volunteers

Community Gardens Are Reopening, and They Need Dedicated Volunteers

Look up and support your local community garden in providing sustenance and critical green space.

Paradise Lounge Stays Afloat During the Pandemic (Literally)

Paradise Lounge Stays Afloat During the Pandemic (Literally)

After being forced to shut their doors, the bar hosted various pop-ups before landing upon a more lasting location: a ship called Clipper City. Now, the former staff is coming together with staff from other closed bars to host a “Bar Buds Reunion Royale.”

Louisa Lee Poster Keeps Tin Pan Alley Alive in Brooklyn

Louisa Lee Poster Keeps Tin Pan Alley Alive in Brooklyn

The 80-year-old singer, born and raised in Sheepshead Bay, recently performed at Bushwick’s Caffeine Underground.

Bushwick Is Opening Its Studios Again

Bushwick Is Opening Its Studios Again

After going digital last year, the Bushwick Open Studios annual art walk returns this month.

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BloomAgainBklyn Arranges Joy for Bushwick Residents in Long-Term Care

BloomAgainBklyn Arranges Joy for Bushwick Residents in Long-Term Care

Owner Caroline Gates Anderson says the nonprofit is really about creating community, especially for those “who are most at risk, most isolated.”

Events Happening This Week (September 8-15) in Bushwick

Events Happening This Week (September 8-15) in Bushwick

The return of Bushwig, a New York Fashion Week after party event at Farewell, a free music and dance performance in Maria Hernandez and more. These are the events happening this week (September 8-15) in and around Bushwick.

District Leader Samy Nemir-Olivares Helps Organize Rally Against LGBTQ+ Hate This Wednesday After Possible Hate Crime

District Leader Samy Nemir-Olivares Helps Organize Rally Against LGBTQ+ Hate This Wednesday After Possible Hate Crime

Plans for the rally were prompted by a stabbing and robbery in a Bushwick bodega early Saturday morning, which NYPD’s Hate Crimes Task Force is currently investigating.

The Free Store: Coming Soon to Bushwick

The Free Store: Coming Soon to Bushwick

The free store, a concept dreamt up by Bushwick Mutual Aid, is stocked with free clothes, baby supplies, furniture, household appliances and other donated goods.

Bushwick Bakery Rebounds From COVID and a Recent Fire To Become One of the ‘Hottest Restaurants in Bushwick’

Bushwick Bakery Rebounds From COVID and a Recent Fire To Become One of the ‘Hottest Restaurants in Bushwick’

The neighborhood eatery has kept its doors open throughout the pandemic and attracted more customers than ever.

Meet The Ten Bells: Bushwick’s New Natural Wine Bar

Meet The Ten Bells: Bushwick’s New Natural Wine Bar

The Lower East Side mainstay has opened its second location in Bushwick, across the street from Maria Hernandez Park.

Events Happening This Week (September 2-8) In Bushwick

Events Happening This Week (September 2-8) In Bushwick

A birthday party for Mayday Space and Starr Bar, the start of the 2021 Brooklyn Wildlife Summer Festival, an all-day market and art show on Wilson Ave. and more! These are the events happening this week (September 2-8) in and around Bushwick.

Gov Ball Returns, With Local Artists and Vendors All Over the Roster

Gov Ball Returns, With Local Artists and Vendors All Over the Roster

Governors Ball 2021, running from September 24-26 at Citi Field, will feature some of the neighborhood’s top local musicians and food makers.

Photos: Bushwick Collective Brings the Party Back to the Block

Photos: Bushwick Collective Brings the Party Back to the Block

After a year hiatus, the Bushwick Collective Block Party returned with a headlining set by Wu-Tang Clan’s Ghostface Killah.

Filipino Food Popup Patikim Finds a Home at All Night Skate

Filipino Food Popup Patikim Finds a Home at All Night Skate

Erika Costa teams up with the lively retro bar to bring a taste of the Philippines to Brooklyn

Events Happening This Week (August 26-September 1) In Bushwick

Events Happening This Week (August 26-September 1) In Bushwick

The Bushwick Collective Block Party, a dance competition at 3 Dollar Bill, a neighborhood career fair and more! These are the events happening this week (August 26-September 1) in and around Bushwick.

Music Is Alive Again: A Guide to Music Venues in and Around Bushwick

Music Is Alive Again: A Guide to Music Venues in and Around Bushwick

With live music coming back, here are some venues where you can catch a show.

The Tiny Cupboard to Host the ‘Biggest Summer Comedy Festival’ in New York City August 26-29

The Tiny Cupboard to Host the ‘Biggest Summer Comedy Festival’ in New York City August 26-29

Despite the pandemic, the indoor-outdoor venue has grown from a tiny studio room to a well-known performance space.

Ghostface Killah to Headline  10th Annual Bushwick Collective Block Party

Ghostface Killah to Headline 10th Annual Bushwick Collective Block Party

Ghostface Killah will be the headliner of the 10th Annual Summer Block Party thrown by The Bushwick Collective, a non-profit street art organization.

Bushwick-Based Film ‘Floaters Dot Com’ Screening Saturday, August 21

Bushwick-Based Film ‘Floaters Dot Com’ Screening Saturday, August 21

The film explores the human psyche through the lens of industrial Bushwick, influenced by its empty warehouses and the increased presence of technology.

Friday Fast Fact: The City Has Over 300 Clothing and Textile Drop-Off Sites in Brooklyn

Friday Fast Fact: The City Has Over 300 Clothing and Textile Drop-Off Sites in Brooklyn

About 10 percent of Brooklyn’s drop-off sites are in and around Bushwick.

A Spoonful of Comfort: Bushwick Local Starts Soup Business

A Spoonful of Comfort: Bushwick Local Starts Soup Business

Sarah Khoshaba, a Bushwick resident, started her own successful small soup business when she lost her job during the lockdown.

Rent for ‘Affordable’ Housing Units Rising With Increasing  Median Income

Rent for ‘Affordable’ Housing Units Rising With Increasing Median Income

Jennifer Gutierrez, the Democratic nominee for City Council member of District 34, says “affordability” does not line up with the income of Bushwick residents.

Paw-Paring for the Future: A Guide to Pet Care as Many Return to Work

Paw-Paring for the Future: A Guide to Pet Care as Many Return to Work

A guide to finding pet care for dogs, cats and even other pets in and around Bushwick.          

Grand Street Restaurant Week Kicked off Monday August 16

Grand Street Restaurant Week Kicked off Monday August 16

With summer coming to an end in the next few weeks, there is no better send-off than enjoying Restaurant Week at these Grand Street staples.

Events Happening This Week (August 19-25) In Bushwick

Events Happening This Week (August 19-25) In Bushwick

A summer arts festival in Maria Hernandez Park, a dance party at Farewell Bar, Grand Street restaurant week and more! Here are the events happening this week (August 19-25) in Bushwick.

A Slice of Info: A Guide to North Brooklyn Pizzerias

A Slice of Info: A Guide to North Brooklyn Pizzerias

Delicious pies can be found throughout the city, and North Brooklyn is no exception.

Venezuelan American Restaurant Caraotas Brings Loaded Milkshakes and Arepa Burgers to Bushwick

Venezuelan American Restaurant Caraotas Brings Loaded Milkshakes and Arepa Burgers to Bushwick

This bright, bustling fusion restaurant offers quick bites, decadent desserts and a casual setting in the heart of the neighborhood