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.

Who’s Running for City Council In Bushwick? Meet The Candidates in Your District

Who’s Running for City Council In Bushwick? Meet The Candidates in Your District

A guide to the City Council candidates in District 34, 37 and 30 running this general election.

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Need a Litter Basket on Your Corner? Here’s How To Get One

Need a Litter Basket on Your Corner? Here’s How To Get One

The DSNY is asking: What locations could use a corner litter basket?

It is Now Illegal To Threaten To Report Undocumented Immigrants to ICE

It is Now Illegal To Threaten To Report Undocumented Immigrants to ICE

Bushwick’s Sen. Salazar says “This is good” but pushes for more steps to “protect immigrant New Yorkers from ICE.”

Fast Fact: Bushwick Vaccination Rates Continue to Rise

Fast Fact: Bushwick Vaccination Rates Continue to Rise

City data reveals that more than 10,000 additional people in the Bushwick area have become fully vaccinated over the past three weeks.

Less Than Half of NYC’s ‘Open Streets’ Are Ever Actually Open, Study Finds

Less Than Half of NYC’s ‘Open Streets’ Are Ever Actually Open, Study Finds

NYC’s active Open Streets are mostly in “predominantly white” and “wealthy” neighborhoods, according to the study.

NYC General Election 2021: Guide For Bushwick Voters

NYC General Election 2021: Guide For Bushwick Voters

With the NYC General Election approaching, these are the important dates and details you need to know.

Community Board 4 Wants Your Input: What Local Issues Matter Most?

Community Board 4 Wants Your Input: What Local Issues Matter Most?

What changes do you want to see in Bushwick? Let Community Board 4 know before October 25.

New Law Seeks To Allow New Yorkers To Buy Restaurant Meals With SNAP Benefits

New Law Seeks To Allow New Yorkers To Buy Restaurant Meals With SNAP Benefits

“It’s unconscionable that in a state as prosperous as New York, many residents still struggle to get enough food to feed their families,” said Gov. Hochul”

Local Leaders Push Congress to Abolish Puerto Rico’s ‘PROMESA’ Law

Local Leaders Push Congress to Abolish Puerto Rico’s ‘PROMESA’ Law

Puerto Rico’s financial oversight board, established by the PROMESA law in 2016, has “exacerbated the structural inequalities and austerity in Puerto Rico,” one local leader said.

$27 Million in Hurricane Ida Aid Made Available for Undocumented New Yorkers

$27 Million in Hurricane Ida Aid Made Available for Undocumented New Yorkers

Nearly a month after the storm, Hurricane Ida relief has been made available for undocumented New Yorkers who do not qualify for FEMA assistance.

Fast Fact: Just Over Half of Those Living in the Bushwick Area Are Fully Vaccinated

Fast Fact: Just Over Half of Those Living in the Bushwick Area Are Fully Vaccinated

City data reveals vaccination rates in Bushwick and surrounding neighborhoods.

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.