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What Will Change in Bushwick This Year? Local Elected Officials Outline Goals for 2022

What Will Change in Bushwick This Year? Local Elected Officials Outline Goals for 2022

Discussing housing, healthcare, employment, maternal health and more with Maritza Davila, Erik Dilan, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Sandy Nurse, Antonio Reynoso and Julia Salazar.

The Clonard Irish Pub and More Recent Grand Street Bar and Restaurant Openings

The Clonard Irish Pub and More Recent Grand Street Bar and Restaurant Openings

Bushwick’s next door neighbor, Grand Street, has been busy recently with some new food and drink spots.

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.

Bushwick-Area Small Biz Owners Frustrated With Police Response to Break-ins During the Pandemic

Bushwick-Area Small Biz Owners Frustrated With Police Response to Break-ins During the Pandemic

The time it takes investigators to arrive is more costly than if the establishment were to reopen without reporting the crime, said one local business owner.

Events Happening This Week(end) (Jan. 13-19) in and Around Bushwick

Events Happening This Week(end) (Jan. 13-19) in and Around Bushwick

What are your plans this week(end)? We’ve listed some great free and affordable events happening in and around the neighborhood.

‘Ode to Badu’ and Other Poems

‘Ode to Badu’ and Other Poems

A collection of poems touching on Biggie, Nas, nights in Brooklyn and more crafted by local poet Latif Askia Ba.

Amid the Recent Increase in Omicron Covid Cases, Freelancers Are Struggling To Stay Afloat

Amid the Recent Increase in Omicron Covid Cases, Freelancers Are Struggling To Stay Afloat

The rise of gig work cancellations caused by the hike of Omicron Covid cases is reminding local freelancers of March 2020.

Cocoon Provides Community and Coworking Options in Spacious Bushwick Loft

Cocoon Provides Community and Coworking Options in Spacious Bushwick Loft

Right off of the Jefferson L train stop, Cocoon offers private and communal workspaces, as well as plenty of areas to relax and refresh.

GrowNYC Launches New Public Compost Drop-off Site in Ridgewood

GrowNYC Launches New Public Compost Drop-off Site in Ridgewood

The Ridgewood compost drop-off site is open from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Saturday.

District 34 Councilmember Jennifer Gutiérrez Wants Your Input on How To Spend $1 Million Budget

District 34 Councilmember Jennifer Gutiérrez Wants Your Input on How To Spend $1 Million Budget

Bushwick’s new city council member is asking the community to submit ideas for physical infrastructure projects in the district.

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.

Bushwick Prepares for the Return of To-go Drinks

Bushwick Prepares for the Return of To-go Drinks

Local bars and drinkers rejoice, while environmentalists offer tips on how to reduce potential single-use litter.

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!”

Events Happening This Week(end) (Jan. 6-12) in and Around Bushwick

Events Happening This Week(end) (Jan. 6-12) in and Around Bushwick

What are your plans this week(end)? We’ve listed some great free and affordable events happening in and around the neighborhood.

The Year in Photos – Bushwick 2021

The Year in Photos – Bushwick 2021

As we continue to welcome in the new year, let’s just take one more look back at 2021.

Where To Get Your Fit on in the New Year: Independent Gyms and Fitness Studios in and Around Bushwick

Where To Get Your Fit on in the New Year: Independent Gyms and Fitness Studios in and Around Bushwick

Which independent gym or fitness studio is most suitable for you to reach your goals in 2022?

Best of Bushwick Winners 2021!

Best of Bushwick Winners 2021!

Our readers have voted! Here are the winners for the best pizza, tacos, happy hour, coffee shop, sandwich, music venue, brunch, bar, bakery and wings in and around the neighborhood.

Conversations With Neighbors: Mitchell Borden, Co-founder of Ornithology Jazz Club

Conversations With Neighbors: Mitchell Borden, Co-founder of Ornithology Jazz Club

Mitchell Borden on societal expectations, jazz, cell phones, money, retirement, childhood and more.

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.

Neighborhood Bar Mood Ring to Release Cocktail Recipe Book in Spring 2022

Neighborhood Bar Mood Ring to Release Cocktail Recipe Book in Spring 2022

The book includes the recipes to astrology-themed cocktails, nightlife tips and stories based on the experiences of co-owners Vanessa Li and Bowen Goh.

Editor’s Picks: 7 Favorite Articles of 2021

Editor’s Picks: 7 Favorite Articles of 2021

I believe these pieces, as a cumulative group, do a great job at reflecting the wide range of emotions, experiences and subjects we encountered in and around Bushwick in 2021.

Here’s the Winner of the Best Wings in/Around Bushwick 2021!

Here’s the Winner of the Best Wings in/Around Bushwick 2021!

Bushwick’s wing eaters have spoken!

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?

New York City’s Annual Holiday Tradition, Mulchfest, Is Back Again. Read Where You Can Recycle Your Holiday Tree in Bushwick

New York City’s Annual Holiday Tradition, Mulchfest, Is Back Again. Read Where You Can Recycle Your Holiday Tree in Bushwick

With over 74 drop-off or chipping sites citywide, find a Mulchfest location near you.

Here’s the Winner of the Best Bakery in/Around Bushwick 2021!

Here’s the Winner of the Best Bakery in/Around Bushwick 2021!

Bushwick’s bakery dwellers have spoken!

Assembly Candidate Samy Nemir-Olivares Attacked With Anti-LGBTQ Slur During Online Fundraiser

Assembly Candidate Samy Nemir-Olivares Attacked With Anti-LGBTQ Slur During Online Fundraiser

This comes at the end of a year that has seen a significant increase in violence toward transgender and gender non-conforming people throughout the United States.

How Bushwick-Area Nightlife Venues Have Reacted to The Omicron Surge

How Bushwick-Area Nightlife Venues Have Reacted to The Omicron Surge

An update on how local music and nightlife venues are reacting to the Omicron surge, including details on New Year’s Eve events.

7 Holiday Activities Near Bushwick You Can Still Enjoy During Omicron

7 Holiday Activities Near Bushwick You Can Still Enjoy During Omicron

With Covid cases rising, here are some safe holiday activities throughout the borough that you can still enjoy this year!

Bushwick Bars, Restaurants Offering Warm, Cozy Outdoor Seating

Bushwick Bars, Restaurants Offering Warm, Cozy Outdoor Seating

Looking for some warm outdoor seating in Bushwick this winter? Here is where to go.

Here’s Where To Donate and Pick up Coats in and Around Bushwick This Winter

Here’s Where To Donate and Pick up Coats in and Around Bushwick This Winter

With the coldest months of the year approaching, help keep your neighbors warm by donating coats.

Poll: Vote for the Best Wings in/Around Bushwick 2021

Poll: Vote for the Best Wings in/Around Bushwick 2021

It’s up to you, neighbors. Time to name the best wings in/around Bushwick!

Bushwick’s Ornithology Jazz Club Serves up Vegan Food and Free Nightly Jam Sessions

Bushwick’s Ornithology Jazz Club Serves up Vegan Food and Free Nightly Jam Sessions

Musicians and locals alike can enjoy the nightly shows or partake and experiment with an original piece. The idea is to create a ‘permissive environment’ where music can be explored, said co-owner Mitchell Borden.

Poll: Vote for the Best Bakery in/Around Bushwick 2021

Poll: Vote for the Best Bakery in/Around Bushwick 2021

It’s up to you, neighbors. Time to name the best bakery in/around Bushwick!