Long Winter Nights are Around the Corner. Here’s How to Get Home Safely at Night if Traveling Alone

Long Winter Nights are Around the Corner. Here’s How to Get Home Safely at Night if Traveling Alone

Request an escort home, hail a cab on your phone or call your local Bushwick cab service!

New Center, Collective Focus Hub, Provides Bushwick with Free Food, Goods and Services

New Center, Collective Focus Hub, Provides Bushwick with Free Food, Goods and Services

“There’s a huge need for all kinds of things here,” said Rooney. “That’s something we learn every single day. Housing, food, clothing, ESL services, definitely mental health.”

Sen. Salazar’s New Butterfly Project Illustrates, Unites Bushwick’s Latinx Community

Sen. Salazar’s New Butterfly Project Illustrates, Unites Bushwick’s Latinx Community

The Butterfly Project, a collage surrounding the narratives of immigration and migration, will cover an entire wall in Senator Julia Salazar’s office.

Curbside Composting in Bushwick: Can We Make It Happen?

Curbside Composting in Bushwick: Can We Make It Happen?

How to bring curbside composting to Bushwick, according to the DSNY, and where you can drop off your compost in the meantime.

How Do We Prevent Flooding and Damage in Bushwick Like What Happened During Ida?

How Do We Prevent Flooding and Damage in Bushwick Like What Happened During Ida?

Nicole De Santis, co-founder of Clean Bushwick Initiative, has a solution.

Siblings Raise Over $5,000 for Winter Survival Kits for Those Experiencing Homelessness in Fifth Annual Lemonade and Cake Stand

Siblings Raise Over $5,000 for Winter Survival Kits for Those Experiencing Homelessness in Fifth Annual Lemonade and Cake Stand

To those who want to get involved in their community, but aren’t sure where to start, Chloe says to ‘Just go for it!’

Photo Essay: Back to Bushwick

Photo Essay: Back to Bushwick

Taking my 80-year-old parents on a tour of Bushwick, nearly 30 years after they moved away.

Families Demand Remote Learning Option for Kids

Families Demand Remote Learning Option for Kids

Families in Bushwick and around the city, unconvinced by school COVID-19 protocols, want the option to continue remote instruction.

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.

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.”

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.

Catch a Game of Ecuavóley, Ecuador’s National Sport, on the Courts at Maria Hernández Park

Catch a Game of Ecuavóley, Ecuador’s National Sport, on the Courts at Maria Hernández Park

Ecuador’s national sport has made its way to Bushwick, where it thrives on the red-top courts at Maria Hernández Park.

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.

So You Want to Volunteer? Here Is a List of Bushwick Organizations That Need Your Help

So You Want to Volunteer? Here Is a List of Bushwick Organizations That Need Your Help

An ever-evolving list of Bushwick organizations that are actively in need of volunteers.

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.

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Large Turnout at Maria Hernandez Park to Celebrate $2.1 Billion Excluded Workers Fund

Large Turnout at Maria Hernandez Park to Celebrate $2.1 Billion Excluded Workers Fund

The Fund Excluded Workers Coalition calls on the community for volunteers now that applications are underway.

Excluded Workers Fund Launch Fair at Maria Hernandez Park This Saturday, August 14

Excluded Workers Fund Launch Fair at Maria Hernandez Park This Saturday, August 14

Start with a rally, learn how to apply and end with a dance party!

A Look Into the ‘East Williamsburg’ Debate

A Look Into the ‘East Williamsburg’ Debate

The neighborhood is called Williamsburg, East Williamsburg or Bushwick, depending on who you ask.

How Some Bushwick Houses of Worship Weathered the Pandemic

How Some Bushwick Houses of Worship Weathered the Pandemic

Though many have re-opened, local houses of worship in Bushwick are still feeling the effects of the pandemic more than a year after they were forced to shut their doors.

Curbside Compost Returns, but Not to Bushwick

Curbside Compost Returns, but Not to Bushwick

The relaunched organics waste collection program will continue to only serve limited neighborhoods in the city.

Local Residents Occupy a Commercial Space on 1083 Broadway

Local Residents Occupy a Commercial Space on 1083 Broadway

Organizers “reclaimed” a vacant ground-floor commercial space in Bushwick on July 20.

Local Church Prepares to Open New Community Fridge in Bushwick

Local Church Prepares to Open New Community Fridge in Bushwick

Bushwick Abbey and Mayday Space are teaming up to combat food insecurity in the neighborhood.

Friday Fast Fact: Permits for 194 New Buildings in Bushwick Issued so Far in 2021

Friday Fast Fact: Permits for 194 New Buildings in Bushwick Issued so Far in 2021

Fewer permits for the construction of new buildings were issued in 2020 than previous years.

Class of 2021 Describes High School Graduation and Spending Senior Year in a Pandemic

Class of 2021 Describes High School Graduation and Spending Senior Year in a Pandemic

Local high school students receive their diplomas after a year of pandemic-caused irregularities, including Zoom classes and missed proms.

Friday Fast Fact: Bushwick Graduation Rates on Par With Rest of NYC School Districts

Friday Fast Fact: Bushwick Graduation Rates on Par With Rest of NYC School Districts

Graduation rates for school district 32, which encompasses Bushwick, have improved significantly in recent decades.

Friday Fast Fact: Number of Foster Children in Bushwick Nearly Quadruples

Friday Fast Fact: Number of Foster Children in Bushwick Nearly Quadruples

Data from the Administration for Children’s Services reveals a sharp increase in the number of foster care placements in Brooklyn.

Orient Grove: East Williamsburg’s Best Kept Secret

Orient Grove: East Williamsburg’s Best Kept Secret

The roots are deep at a little known garden oasis in East Williamsburg

80 Years on the Plantation: Who We Really Are in Films  (1940 – 2020)

80 Years on the Plantation: Who We Really Are in Films (1940 – 2020)

80 Films by and about Black and Brown people you should know.

Puerto Rican Day Parade Floatin’ (In Bushwick)

Puerto Rican Day Parade Floatin’ (In Bushwick)

On Sunday, the only Puerto Rican Day parade in New York will be happening along Knickerbocker Avenue

LGBTQ+ Businesses Around Bushwick To Support During And After Pride Month

LGBTQ+ Businesses Around Bushwick To Support During And After Pride Month

Check out these LGBTQ+ businesses in and around Bushwick during Pride month and beyond.

Nydia Velázquez: High Demand for Restaurant Relief Shows Congress Must Replenish Funding

Nydia Velázquez: High Demand for Restaurant Relief Shows Congress Must Replenish Funding

There is still a deep need for more restaurant relief says Congresswoman Velázquez

Jennifer Gutierrez: Zoning is Not Community Planning

Jennifer Gutierrez: Zoning is Not Community Planning

A local city council candidate makes the case for alternatives to big real estate

Bushwick: Vaccinated And Ready To Travel

Bushwick: Vaccinated And Ready To Travel

Locals tell us they’re making plans for the first time in over a year

Teaching “Black Lives Matter” To A Disney Princess

Teaching “Black Lives Matter” To A Disney Princess

Calvin Z. Heyward, a local writer and educator, echoes some of the struggles Black fathers endure and overcome.

Around Bushwick: A Neighborhood Gets Vaccinated

Around Bushwick: A Neighborhood Gets Vaccinated

Locals tell us what it means to try to resume a sense of ‘normalcy’ in 2021: ‘There’s a relief to feel like you’re not potentially hurting someone’