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Brooklyn Rebels is the New Activist Group Spurring Bushwick Into Action

Brooklyn Rebels is the New Activist Group Spurring Bushwick Into Action

Find out how you can get involved!

Bushwick-Based Artist Reframes Art + Activism with Walk-In Panoramas of Ferguson and More

Bushwick-Based Artist Reframes Art + Activism with Walk-In Panoramas of Ferguson and More

Step into the panoramas of “American Trilogy” and you just might walk out with a different perspective about a person, place, or cause you thought you knew all about.

Bushwick Businesses Join the Day Without Immigrants Strike

Bushwick Businesses Join the Day Without Immigrants Strike

Find out which businesses are closed and how the general strike is affecting others.

Bushwick's Community Plan Summit Is Back On the Calendar on February 11

Bushwick's Community Plan Summit Is Back On the Calendar on February 11

For years, Bushwick residents have worked with the city on a plan for the neighborhood's future. Now is the time for action.

Why We Marched: a Photo-Essay of Feminists in D.C., From Bushwick and Beyond

Why We Marched: a Photo-Essay of Feminists in D.C., From Bushwick and Beyond

This is what the feminists of America look like.

Join Bushwick Residents on a Bus to the Women's March on Washington

Join Bushwick Residents on a Bus to the Women's March on Washington

The charted bus will take you straight to the protest and back in one day.

Stand with Standing Rock at Silent Barn's Festival in Support of the Protestors Next Week

Stand with Standing Rock at Silent Barn's Festival in Support of the Protestors Next Week

If you're wondering what you can do to help, why not head out to Silent Barn?

How Bushwick Residents Can Prepare for the Next Presidency

How Bushwick Residents Can Prepare for the Next Presidency

As the next presidential administration's appointments are announced, here are some things New Yorkers can do to get ready for the policies we can expect after January 20.

Bushwick Activists Tramps Against Trump Have Sent 3,000 Nudes to Keep Trump from the White House

Bushwick Activists Tramps Against Trump Have Sent 3,000 Nudes to Keep Trump from the White House

"Whoever gets elected will have a direct effect on what we can and can’t do with our bodies!"

At Starr Bar, Your Drinks Help Fund Social Justice Initiatives In Bushwick And Beyond

At Starr Bar, Your Drinks Help Fund Social Justice Initiatives In Bushwick And Beyond

Mayday's sister venue gives Bushwick residents a spot to conspire, create, celebrate and drink - all in the name of social justice.

UPDATE: Be There: The Date is Set for a Bushwick Community Plan Summit

UPDATE: Be There: The Date is Set for a Bushwick Community Plan Summit

If you're a Bushwick resident, then please attend this meeting!

Bushwick Residents Designed a Neighborhood Map for Housing Advocacy—Learn to Use it This Thursday!

Bushwick Residents Designed a Neighborhood Map for Housing Advocacy—Learn to Use it This Thursday!

The Bushwick Community Map integrates data from city records into an easily navigable resource for tenants and homeowners trying to stay abreast of changes to the neighborhood's housing landscape.

Got Ideas on How to Fight Displacement? Bring Them to Mayday Space

Got Ideas on How to Fight Displacement? Bring Them to Mayday Space

The meeting on August 20th is set to bring together individuals and organizations fighting predatory housing practices across the city.

This High Profile Activist Will Speak at Bushwick's Base Next Weekend

This High Profile Activist Will Speak at Bushwick's Base Next Weekend

Eric McDavid has had a turbulent past decade—and his experiences are both riveting and highly topical in the current political climate.

Join the Doe Fund Tuesday for a Community March Against K2

Join the Doe Fund Tuesday for a Community March Against K2

"There was no help for New York's poorest neighborhoods during the crack epidemic in the 1980s. That is no longer the case," said a Doe Fund spokesperson.

Today: Join Bushwick Orgs and Residents at a City Hall Rally Against SCOTUS' Immigration Deadlock

Today: Join Bushwick Orgs and Residents at a City Hall Rally Against SCOTUS' Immigration Deadlock

Following a Supreme Court failure to make a decision on keystone Obama administration immigration legislature Thursday, local organizations and community members announced that they would be rallying today at noon outside City Hall to express indignation with the country's lawmakers

The Riders Alliance Wants Bushwick Residents to Offer Solutions to L Train Closure

The Riders Alliance Wants Bushwick Residents to Offer Solutions to L Train Closure

Organizations like the L Train Coalition and the Riders Alliance are making sure Bushwick voices are heard in the ongoing debate surrounding the now inevitable L train closure

Celebrate May Day at Bushwick's MayDay Space!

Celebrate May Day at Bushwick's MayDay Space!

Bushwick activism hub MayDay Space is getting ready to host a dynamic community day on the date it takes its name from

Residents Facing MTA "Relocation" Meet to Share Concerns

Residents Facing MTA "Relocation" Meet to Share Concerns

Bushwick community members who occupy twenty-six apartments on the triangular block adjacent to the Myrtle Ave-Broadway station on the J, M and Z trains and who discovered last week that M train work will necessitate that they leave their homes for a definite 6-10 months and possibly much longer met Wednesday night to share their experiences and consider plans of action

Last Weekend to Get out and Volunteer For Bernie in Bushwick

Last Weekend to Get out and Volunteer For Bernie in Bushwick

With only five days to go until the New York Primary, we want to make sure Bushwick goes to Bernie! To do that, it's going to take a community effort

Photos and Video: Striking Workers Picket Outside Bushwick Verizon Facility

Photos and Video: Striking Workers Picket Outside Bushwick Verizon Facility

Verizon employees who work at a facility on Jefferson street in Bushwick continued to picket Thursday after walking off the job Wednesday when the telecommunications company failed to meet a contract negotiation deadline with their union

Local Latino Activists Meet to Support Bernie on the Eve of Big Wisconsin Win

Local Latino Activists Meet to Support Bernie on the Eve of Big Wisconsin Win

Central Station opened its doors to host the first Bushwick event for the National Latino Outreach Team for Bernie

Watch Reverend Billy Sing the Good Word this Sunday at Market Hotel

Watch Reverend Billy Sing the Good Word this Sunday at Market Hotel

Hundreds Marched to Protest Unfair Housing Practices in Bushwick

Hundreds Marched to Protest Unfair Housing Practices in Bushwick

On Wednesday, hundreds of people marched through the streets of Bushwick demanding visibility and accountability when it comes to

Today: Speak Out Against Bushwick's Corrupt Landlords With a Vast Community Coalition

Today: Speak Out Against Bushwick's Corrupt Landlords With a Vast Community Coalition

Hundreds of Bushwick residents take to the streets today to protest deplorable living conditions faced by members of our own community

Bushwick Artists To Host Cross-Borough Double Bill of Anti-Gentrification Community Arts Events Saturday

Bushwick Artists To Host Cross-Borough Double Bill of Anti-Gentrification Community Arts Events Saturday

Two back to back arts events organized by long time Bushwick artists and residents are scheduled for this Saturday, and both events are intended to serve as forums for community engagement with rampant gentrification and its affects on Bushwick and greater Brooklyn

L Train Straphangers Propose Additional East River Tunnel to Prevent Years-Long Service Outage

L Train Straphangers Propose Additional East River Tunnel to Prevent Years-Long Service Outage

L train-dependent Brooklyn residents, business owners and officials met in Williamsburg Wednesday night to grapple with the paucity of L train service alternatives

This Giant Bernie Sanders Effigy Will Eat Your Student Loans This Weekend

This Giant Bernie Sanders Effigy Will Eat Your Student Loans This Weekend

Bushwick's Mayday Space Gears Up For People's Climate March This Sunday

Bushwick's Mayday Space Gears Up For People's Climate March This Sunday

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Rheingold Brewery Rezoning Update: Community Group Meets Tonight

Rheingold Brewery Rezoning Update: Community Group Meets Tonight

Are you concerned about the proposed rezoning of the former Rheingold Brewery complex? As we've reported, many concerned Bushwick residents have felt left out of the approval process for the rezoning, which would allow for the construction of nearly 1,000 apartment units in brand new 7- and 8-story apartment buildings near the Flushing Avenue J-train stop in northwest Bushwick

Fast Food Workers Prepare to Strike on Thursday

Fast Food Workers Prepare to Strike on Thursday

New York City is the land of a thousand fast food joints, and our neighborhood is no exception