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.

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.

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.

Friday Fast Fact: NYPD Calls for Service Mostly “Non Crime in Progress”

Friday Fast Fact: NYPD Calls for Service Mostly “Non Crime in Progress”

Of the variety of calls for service recorded in NYPD’s 911 system, most did not involve a crime in progress, and many were calls to “See Complainant” or for “Visibility Patrol.”

National Weather Service Issues Excessive Heat Warning for New York City Through Thursday

National Weather Service Issues Excessive Heat Warning for New York City Through Thursday

Cooling centers and public pools will be open with extended hours while the warning is in effect.

Turf Replacing Section of Basketball Courts at Maria Hernandez Park

Turf Replacing Section of Basketball Courts at Maria Hernandez Park

Fencing has gone up, and some of the basketball courts have shuttered for now.

Restorations Underway at Historic Bushwick Church, but $7.5 Million Needed for Project Completion

Restorations Underway at Historic Bushwick Church, but $7.5 Million Needed for Project Completion

More than 30 complaints over the church’s leaning spire have led to delays in its restoration.

Netflix Studio Coming to Bushwick, With State Tax Credits

Netflix Studio Coming to Bushwick, With State Tax Credits

The studio, which is projected to open in September, will be big enough to film two TV shows or one blockbuster movie.

Fire at Bushwick Bakery on Monday

Fire at Bushwick Bakery on Monday

One person sustained minor injuries during the fire.

Suspected Bushwick Liquor Store Shooter Killed by NYPD After Shootout, Three Wounded

Suspected Bushwick Liquor Store Shooter Killed by NYPD After Shootout, Three Wounded

A 40-year-old man, who sustained eight gunshots, and the other two victims, are expected to survive. The motive for the shooting is unclear.

Antonio Reynoso Is Expected to Win Primary Race for Brooklyn Borough President

Antonio Reynoso Is Expected to Win Primary Race for Brooklyn Borough President

According to the NYC Board of Elections’ second report on ranked-choice results, Council Member Antonio Reynoso decisively leads with 54.8 percent of the vote, with Jo Anne Simon at 45.2 percent.

Initial Results for New York City Primaries Delayed After Error in Counting Votes

Initial Results for New York City Primaries Delayed After Error in Counting Votes

On Tuesday evening, the New York City Board of Elections stated there had been an error in calculating preliminary voting results for citywide primaries.

Councilman Robert Holden Edges Progressive Newcomer Juan Ardila in 30th District, Bringing End to Tumultuous Race

Councilman Robert Holden Edges Progressive Newcomer Juan Ardila in 30th District, Bringing End to Tumultuous Race

Juan Ardila, the 27-year-old progressive, came up roughly 500 votes shy against incumbent Councilman Robert Holden, with roughly 46 percent of the vote according to early tallies. Ardila hasn’t yet conceded.

Projected Winners for the 2021 City Council Primary Election in Districts 30, 34 and 37

Projected Winners for the 2021 City Council Primary Election in Districts 30, 34 and 37

Democratic primary results are in for districts encompassing Bushwick, Ridgewood and East Williamsburg as of late Tuesday night

How Did The Brooklyn Democratic Party Get Here?

How Did The Brooklyn Democratic Party Get Here?

From party chairs to district leaders to canceled elections.

What’s At Stake in This Queens Borough President’s Race?

What’s At Stake in This Queens Borough President’s Race?

A vision for the future of Queens remains murky.

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These Brooklyn Democrats Say They Go Where Socialists Won’t

These Brooklyn Democrats Say They Go Where Socialists Won’t

“The DSA needs to do a better job of organizing in those life-long Brooklynite communities,” say young Democratic Party organizers.

An Incoming Class of Politicians Want To Restructure Policing

An Incoming Class of Politicians Want To Restructure Policing

Two local city council candidates say how they would change how police operate in local communities.

Oh, To Choose A (Borough) President!

Oh, To Choose A (Borough) President!

In a crowded race, candidates promise to do more than Eric Adams.

Amid A Hot Vax Summer, Noise Complaints (And Arrests) Skyrocket

Amid A Hot Vax Summer, Noise Complaints (And Arrests) Skyrocket

Police are ramping up audio speaker busts but some locals say: ‘it’s a form of celebration”

Darma The Developer?

Darma The Developer?

As the election tightens, big real estate is dumping money into local city council races

Sen. Salazar, Other Local Progressives Back Maya Wiley For Mayor

Sen. Salazar, Other Local Progressives Back Maya Wiley For Mayor

State Sen. Julia Salazar, Assemblymembers Maritza Davila and Emily Gallagher and District Leader Samy Nemir-Olivares have announced their support for Maya Wiley.

‘It Was Just Commotion’: Arrests Made In Knickerbocker Ave. Memorial Day Shootings

‘It Was Just Commotion’: Arrests Made In Knickerbocker Ave. Memorial Day Shootings

Police say the latest shootings mark the sharpest uptick in gun violence across the city in several years

Bushwick Is Getting An Extravagant New Music Venue

Bushwick Is Getting An Extravagant New Music Venue

Brooklyn Made will feature live performances by Jeff Tweedy, Steve Earle, Whitney, Guided by Voices and many others.

Laced Cocaine Rumored To Be Circling Around Bushwick

Laced Cocaine Rumored To Be Circling Around Bushwick

Reportedly, fentanyl has been found in cocaine around Bushwick.

The Next Mayor Will Have To Fix NYCHA

The Next Mayor Will Have To Fix NYCHA

Whoever wins in June will have to decide what to do about the NYCHA deficit

Who’s running for city council in the 30th District?

Who’s running for city council in the 30th District?

A guide to the candidates running to represent New York’s District 30

Who’s running for city council in the 37th District?

Who’s running for city council in the 37th District?

A guide to the candidates running to represent Brooklyn’s District 37

Who’s running for city council in the 34th District?

Who’s running for city council in the 34th District?

A guide to the candidates running to represent New York’s District 34

Despite New Rules, Mask Requirement Voluntarily Upheld Around Bushwick

Despite New Rules, Mask Requirement Voluntarily Upheld Around Bushwick

Bushwick business owners are keeping the mask requirement in place, for now.

Cuomo Lifts NY Mask, Social Distancing Rules

Cuomo Lifts NY Mask, Social Distancing Rules

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is adopting CDC mask and social distancing guidelines for fully vaccinated New Yorkers.

When Will ‘Open Streets’ Come To Bushwick?

When Will ‘Open Streets’ Come To Bushwick?

City council passed a bill making them permanent but streets in Northern Brooklyn have yet to open

Tenants In Bushwick Are Fighting ‘Free Month’ Rent Concessions

Tenants In Bushwick Are Fighting ‘Free Month’ Rent Concessions

Things Could Be Different In Bushwick

Things Could Be Different In Bushwick

Local Mutual Aid Groups Say They’ll Sit City Elections Out

Local Mutual Aid Groups Say They’ll Sit City Elections Out

‘The work is political, but we don’t want so much to get caught in a lot of the Brooklyn party politics’

How Ranked Choice Voting Could Rattle the D37 Race

How Ranked Choice Voting Could Rattle the D37 Race

‘RCV gives us an opportunity to transform the way politics works in our city,’ one candidate says