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Friday Fast Fact: A Ghost Sighting Database Reveals the Most Haunted States in the Country

Friday Fast Fact: A Ghost Sighting Database Reveals the Most Haunted States in the Country

How haunted is New York compared to the rest of the country? We dig into a ghost sightings database to find out.

Madame Morbid’s Trolley Tours Shares Brooklyn’s Dark History

Madame Morbid’s Trolley Tours Shares Brooklyn’s Dark History

The history of death in the borough, just in time for Halloween.

Bushwick Man Gets 25 To Life For 2004 Cold Case Murder Of Teenager

Bushwick Man Gets 25 To Life For 2004 Cold Case Murder Of Teenager

His victim was 17-years-old.

Location of Longtime Ridgewood Bar Sold For Over $2 Million

Location of Longtime Ridgewood Bar Sold For Over $2 Million

This local haunt has been in the area for decades.

ZIP Codes and Politics: How Redrawing Borough Lines Redefined Bushwick and Ridgewood

ZIP Codes and Politics: How Redrawing Borough Lines Redefined Bushwick and Ridgewood

Ridgewood and Bushwick were not always in separate boroughs like they are now.

The Bushwick Ridgewood Border Was Once Home to a Majorly Important Baseball Field

The Bushwick Ridgewood Border Was Once Home to a Majorly Important Baseball Field

Wallace Field may not exist anymore, but its memory lives on.

A Photographer Documented Tumultuous Years in a Bushwick Motorcycle Club's History

A Photographer Documented Tumultuous Years in a Bushwick Motorcycle Club's History

The Forbidden Ones suffered quite the blow in 2012 during a huge police raid.

Did You Notice Bushwick's Appearance in the NYT Crossword Last Weekend?

Did You Notice Bushwick's Appearance in the NYT Crossword Last Weekend?

"Bushwick" was the answer to the clue "Big Apple Neighborhood bordering Williamsburg" in a vowelless crossword that appeared in the Times on Sunday. Crossword editor Will Shortz confirms it's a first.

Beyond Tech Hub Speculation: Historic Patents Showcase Longtime Bushwick Innovators

Beyond Tech Hub Speculation: Historic Patents Showcase Longtime Bushwick Innovators

A brief history of some of the many inventors and innovators who have called Bushwick home.

Nine Forgotten Spooky Sites of North Brooklyn

Nine Forgotten Spooky Sites of North Brooklyn

Here are some nearby locations that hosted some haunting events a century ago.

A Bushwick Brewery Tour Reveals Local History Hidden in Plain Sight

A Bushwick Brewery Tour Reveals Local History Hidden in Plain Sight

The next installment of this semi-regular tour will showcase a Bushwick over a century old but not forgotten.

Bushwick's St. Barbara's Church is Slated for a Landmark Vote

Bushwick's St. Barbara's Church is Slated for a Landmark Vote

It may be hard to believe St

Cook Mansion Is Advertising 1-BR Apartment for $1,750 on Craigslist

Cook Mansion Is Advertising 1-BR Apartment for $1,750 on Craigslist

We have a love-hate relationship with Craigslist, the home of the Missed Connection, the Second Hand Ikea Coffee Table, and the The Worst Room

Over a Century of Achievements of a Bushwick Native: Ruth Gruber

Over a Century of Achievements of a Bushwick Native: Ruth Gruber

At 101 years old, Ruth Gruber greeted us at The Living Gallery with perfectly placed hair, an outfit that looked like it came straight from Chanel's very own runway and electric pink eye shadow

Escape From Bushwick: Untermyer Gardens

Escape From Bushwick: Untermyer Gardens

Do you ever get that feeling that you're a little Bushwick-ed out? The reggaeton you hear from your bed blasting just a little too loud? Your graffiti-jaded eyes are begging for something green?  You've been to Tandem 3 times in the last week? It's time to flee Bushwick for a day, and we have the perfect escape

Why Joe Ficalora Maintains Five Points

Why Joe Ficalora Maintains Five Points

This is a follow-up to an