Anna van der Heijden

22 Publications
Smells like Bushwick Spirit: New Scent Installation at Elsewhere Club Creates Unique Atmosphere

Smells like Bushwick Spirit: New Scent Installation at Elsewhere Club Creates Unique Atmosphere

“Smell can activate a space in a unique way.”

Brooklyn Historical Society Focuses on Slavery and 400 Years of Inequality

Brooklyn Historical Society Focuses on Slavery and 400 Years of Inequality

The October lecture series will feature talks, screenings and plays on redlining, the criminal justice system, reparations and more.

Stirred, Not Shaken: Amor Y Amargo Comes to Williamsburg

Stirred, Not Shaken: Amor Y Amargo Comes to Williamsburg

Only 1 in 8 Bushwick Schools Offer Student-Run Newspapers. Does This Affect Local Journalism?

Only 1 in 8 Bushwick Schools Offer Student-Run Newspapers. Does This Affect Local Journalism?

Gentrification: WTF Does It Mean, For Real?

Gentrification: WTF Does It Mean, For Real?

Books Are Not Dead at This New Bed-Stuy Bookstore-Coffee Shop Hybrid

Books Are Not Dead at This New Bed-Stuy Bookstore-Coffee Shop Hybrid

Bushwick secondhand bookstore expands into Bed-Stuy.

New Bushwick Concept Store from a POC Team Inspires a Perpetual Sunday Mood

New Bushwick Concept Store from a POC Team Inspires a Perpetual Sunday Mood

Five local creatives opened a curated concept store with products they believe in.

Bushwick Food Co-Op Needs Your Help to Recover From Fire Damage

Bushwick Food Co-Op Needs Your Help to Recover From Fire Damage

Dine on a Budget at Grand Street Restaurant Week in East Williamsburg

Dine on a Budget at Grand Street Restaurant Week in East Williamsburg

Brooklyn VS Queens: The Battle of the Boroughs at Arbitration Rock Is Back at the Onderdonk House

Brooklyn VS Queens: The Battle of the Boroughs at Arbitration Rock Is Back at the Onderdonk House

Join the fun and celebrations on August 17 on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood!

Espinal Passed Bill Prohibiting Businesses to Refuse Cash in NYC

Espinal Passed Bill Prohibiting Businesses to Refuse Cash in NYC

Bushwick Bark’s Fifth Annual Fundraiser Returns with a Doggy Pool Party

Bushwick Bark’s Fifth Annual Fundraiser Returns with a Doggy Pool Party

Save lives, while cooling off with your fluffy friends at this ice cream pool party.

Bushwick Food Co-Op Suffered Fire Damaging Entire Store

Bushwick Food Co-Op Suffered Fire Damaging Entire Store

Bushwick Mainstay and Community Hub, Little Skips, Is Closing Its Doors Due to Rent Increase

Bushwick Mainstay and Community Hub, Little Skips, Is Closing Its Doors Due to Rent Increase

Linda Thach shares how she is sad to see it go, but won’t try to replicate it elsewhere.

Find Out Why Bed-Stuy Residents Are Commuting to Dumbo for Yoga

Find Out Why Bed-Stuy Residents Are Commuting to Dumbo for Yoga

Two women of color started an inclusive, diverse, and body positive movement.

LitterRally: New Clean-Up Event Comes to Bushwick with Meditation, Music and Dancing

LitterRally: New Clean-Up Event Comes to Bushwick with Meditation, Music and Dancing

Clean up the streets of Bushwick with this fun and upbeat group!

The Shape-Up Bushwick Parade Aims to Raise the Community’s Awareness of Living a Healthy Lifestyle

The Shape-Up Bushwick Parade Aims to Raise the Community’s Awareness of Living a Healthy Lifestyle

Join the parade on June 6!

Blurring the Lines Between Art and Ad: Colossal Media Creates Hand Painted Murals in Bushwick

Blurring the Lines Between Art and Ad: Colossal Media Creates Hand Painted Murals in Bushwick

New Bushwick Murals Send a Powerful Message About Mental Health Awareness

New Bushwick Murals Send a Powerful Message About Mental Health Awareness

Local Bartender Brings to Light Bushwick’s Millennial Alcoholism Through Short Film

Local Bartender Brings to Light Bushwick’s Millennial Alcoholism Through Short Film

A personal story of a local bartender explores the hardship of young adult alcoholism in Bushwick.

Ridgewood Representatives Discuss Bills Impacting Local Rental Market with Community Members

Ridgewood Representatives Discuss Bills Impacting Local Rental Market with Community Members

How and what is impacting the rental market in Ridgewood?

Sustainable Brooklyn Bridges the Gap Between the Environmental Movement and Communities of Color

Sustainable Brooklyn Bridges the Gap Between the Environmental Movement and Communities of Color

Sustainable Brooklyn’s Dominique Drakeford and Whitney McGuire are on a mission to make the environmental movement more inclusive.