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.

$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.

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!”

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.

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?

As Omicron Spreads Throughout New York, Here are the Current Bushwick COVID Numbers

As Omicron Spreads Throughout New York, Here are the Current Bushwick COVID Numbers

Testing lines and closures may remind you of spring 2020, but COVID hospitalizations and deaths remain comparatively low.

New York City Council Bans Natural Gas in New Buildings

New York City Council Bans Natural Gas in New Buildings

In a big move towards electrification, New York is saying goodbye to gas heaters and stoves in new buildings.

Committee On Women and Gender Equity Passes Bill Establishing a Street Harassment Prevention Board

Committee On Women and Gender Equity Passes Bill Establishing a Street Harassment Prevention Board

The board is tasked with identifying more sustainable solutions to end street harassment, as policing and criminalization efforts have not worked.

Mayor de Blasio Releases Details for Upcoming NYC Private Sector Vaccine Mandate

Mayor de Blasio Releases Details for Upcoming NYC Private Sector Vaccine Mandate

Starting Dec. 27, all private sector workers must provide proof of vaccination.

Mientras La Ciudad de Nueva York Planea Prohibir Instalaciones de Gas en Casa, La Lucha Contra el Gasoducto del Norte de Brooklyn Continúa

Mientras La Ciudad de Nueva York Planea Prohibir Instalaciones de Gas en Casa, La Lucha Contra el Gasoducto del Norte de Brooklyn Continúa

La propuesta de ley para prohibir instalaciones de gas en edificios nuevos posiblemente sea aprobada esta semana, mientras residentes de Bushwick continúan su lucha contra el gasoducto que National Grid está construyendo a través del Norte de Brooklyn.

An Updated Look at Bushwick Crime Rates 2021

An Updated Look at Bushwick Crime Rates 2021

An overview of Bushwick’s crime rates, along with details on how they compare to other neighborhoods’.

As New York City Plans to Ban Gas Hookups in Buildings, the Fight Against the North Brooklyn Pipeline Continues

As New York City Plans to Ban Gas Hookups in Buildings, the Fight Against the North Brooklyn Pipeline Continues

The bill banning gas hookups in new buildings is supposed to pass this week, all while local Bushwick residents continue to fight against the National Grid pipeline being built throughout North Brooklyn.

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Loft Tenants Awarded the Right to Sue Landlords in NYC Housing Court

Loft Tenants Awarded the Right to Sue Landlords in NYC Housing Court

The new law, sponsored by Sen. Julia Salazar, allows loft tenants to seek redress in housing court when their essential services like heat and water are neglected or denied.

Gov. Hochul Extends Hurricane Ida Relief Deadline for Undocumented Immigrants

Gov. Hochul Extends Hurricane Ida Relief Deadline for Undocumented Immigrants

The deadline to apply for the program is now Jan. 4.

Mayor de Blasio Sets Private Sector Vaccine Mandate

Mayor de Blasio Sets Private Sector Vaccine Mandate

Children ages 5 to 11 will soon also have to show vaccine cards for indoor dining and entertainment.

Where To Get a COVID Booster Shot in Bushwick

Where To Get a COVID Booster Shot in Bushwick

All adults living in New York are eligible to receive a free COVID-19 booster shot, administered in local health clinics, pop-up vans, pharmacies and elsewhere.

Bodega Leaders Push Back Against Quick Grocery Delivery ‘Dark Stores’

Bodega Leaders Push Back Against Quick Grocery Delivery ‘Dark Stores’

Some are also calling on the city and the community to help them further develop their own delivery platform, My Bodega Online.

Sen. Salazar Launches GoFundMe for Families Displaced by Cypress Hills Explosion

Sen. Salazar Launches GoFundMe for Families Displaced by Cypress Hills Explosion

Those who want to support families impacted by Tuesday’s explosion in nearby Cypress Hills can do so through Sen. Julia Salazar’s GoFundMe.

NYC Reinstitutes Mask Advisory Amid Fears of New Omicron Variant

NYC Reinstitutes Mask Advisory Amid Fears of New Omicron Variant

The advisory falls short of a full mask mandate.

Construction Has Started on Bushwick’s Rheingold Senior Residences, an Affordable Housing Complex

Construction Has Started on Bushwick’s Rheingold Senior Residences, an Affordable Housing Complex

The new building will feature 94 units, communal lounges on each floor and plenty of green outdoor space.

Shoppable Mural Featuring Items From Black-Owned Businesses Pops up on Grattan and Bogart

Shoppable Mural Featuring Items From Black-Owned Businesses Pops up on Grattan and Bogart

Passersby can purchase items by simply scanning cartoon price tags painted on the mural.

The FRESH Program Will Bring 3 New Supermarkets to Bushwick as a Way to Combat Food Insecurity

The FRESH Program Will Bring 3 New Supermarkets to Bushwick as a Way to Combat Food Insecurity

In the meantime, the neighborhood offers food distributions, pantries and community fridges.

It’s a Scam! Con Artist Randuel ‘Randy’ Howard Sandiford Scams NYers Throughout Brooklyn

It’s a Scam! Con Artist Randuel ‘Randy’ Howard Sandiford Scams NYers Throughout Brooklyn

Sandiford will say he’s a stylist who’s been kicked out and needs a ride to his studio, or something along those lines.

Nursing Home Visitation Restrictions Lifted Across New York

Nursing Home Visitation Restrictions Lifted Across New York

Family members of nursing home residents can now visit their loved ones whenever and for as long as they want.

Staying Updated on Bushwick Vaccination Rates

Staying Updated on Bushwick Vaccination Rates

Plus, the Bushwick schools offering pop-up vaccination sites.

Bushwick’s Community Board Takes a Stand Against Permanent Open Restaurants Program

Bushwick’s Community Board Takes a Stand Against Permanent Open Restaurants Program

Many community boards, including CB4, have pushed back against making New York’s restaurant sidewalk seating permanent. But the city will likely move forward with the program anyway.

More than 100,000 NYC Students Are Experiencing Homelessness, New Report Finds

More than 100,000 NYC Students Are Experiencing Homelessness, New Report Finds

In Bushwick, somewhere between 10-15 percent of students experienced homelessness last school year, according to the report.

North Brooklyn Pipeline Protestors Will March Through Bushwick Saturday, Nov. 6, to Promote Gas Bill Strike

North Brooklyn Pipeline Protestors Will March Through Bushwick Saturday, Nov. 6, to Promote Gas Bill Strike

Organizers will meet at Kávé Espresso Bar at 119 Knickerbocker Ave. this Saturday at 1 p.m.

Have the NYC Vaccine Mandates Impacted Bushwick Vaccination Rates?

Have the NYC Vaccine Mandates Impacted Bushwick Vaccination Rates?

An updated look at Bushwick’s vaccination rates, in the wake of NYC vaccine mandates.

Samy Nemir-Olivares Announces Candidacy for State Assembly

Samy Nemir-Olivares Announces Candidacy for State Assembly

If elected, the current Democratic district leader would unseat incumbent Democrat Erik Dilan.

With Cleaner Streets in Mind, DSNY Brings on 800 New Hires

With Cleaner Streets in Mind, DSNY Brings on 800 New Hires

“Great news! Cleaner streets and sidewalks are on the way,” said Antonio Reynoso, City Council District 34 representative and candidate for Brooklyn borough president.

How Many Covid Cases Have Been Reported in Bushwick Schools?

How Many Covid Cases Have Been Reported in Bushwick Schools?

In-school testing results show a shockingly low number of positive COVID cases in Bushwick schools, but there are questions about testing.