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About

Bushwick Daily is an independent media company based in New York City that launched in 2009 to focus on community issues, events, food, art, and culture in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick.

The publication is a progressive local resource for the thriving communities of Bushwick, Ridgewood, and East Williamsburg. Five days a week, Bushwick Daily publishes articles from a diverse team of local contributors about neighborhood events and hyperlocal news.

Bushwick Daily was listed as the number-one New York Neighborhood Website by Thrillist in 2017, and as one of the 25-best New York Neighborhood Blogs in 2015 and 2016 by Brick Underground. In 2013, the publication won an Independent Press Award for photography.

Bushwick Daily has been featured and regularly quoted by a wide range of media outlets, including The New York Times, New York Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, Gothamist, DNAInfo, Rolling Stone, and NY Observer.

Katarina Hybenova founded Bushwick Daily in 2009. In February 2018, Alec Meeker became the majority owner of the publication.  


Publisher & Editor in Chief

Profile

Alec Meeker

Publisher and Editor in Chief of Bushwick Daily

Alec Meeker is publisher and editor in chief of Bushwick Daily. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Alec is creating a platform for sustainable local journalism by connecting readership with local businesses and community organizations. Alec is the creator of the Passport to Bushwick and recently launched a paid subscriber program for Bushwick Daily which uses a business model he is pioneering to incentivize membership growth through incentives, rewards, and experiences rather than paywall access.

 Bushwick, New York

 alec@bushwickdaily.com

 @meekersmark

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 Read about us in Craig Newmark School of Journalism Report

 Three Bushwick Daily Contributors Awarded CCM 2021 City Elections Reporting Fellowship

 CUNYTV DiverseCity Feature of Bushwick Daily and Conversation with Alec Meeker [Video]