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Bushwick and East Williamsburg Residents Unite Against Trash Processing Facility on Thames Street

Bushwick and East Williamsburg Residents Unite Against Trash Processing Facility on Thames Street

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Bushwick Landlords Are Abundantly Listed in the Newly Released "Worst Landlord Watchlist"

Bushwick Landlords Are Abundantly Listed in the Newly Released "Worst Landlord Watchlist"

Oh, you know how Bushwick is so cool and hot at the same time that it regularly gets mentioned at all sorts of lists like the recent Vogue's list of the coolest neighborhoods in the world? So today Bushwick made another list -- albeit a less flattering one -- 2015 Worst Landlord List

Parsons Students Created a Gazette to Provide Affordable Housing Info for Bushwick Residents

Parsons Students Created a Gazette to Provide Affordable Housing Info for Bushwick Residents

It's no joke: New York City rents have skyrocketed in the past few years, and will continue to climb for the foreseeable future

United Bushwick Community Got Rheingold Developers to Pay Attention Last Night

United Bushwick Community Got Rheingold Developers to Pay Attention Last Night

It rained in several short but intense intervals yesterday

City is Sending 50 Sex Offenders for Housing to Bushwick's Non-Profit for Homeless

City is Sending 50 Sex Offenders for Housing to Bushwick's Non-Profit for Homeless

Several man in blue t-shirts can be often seen after dusk smoking and talking to each other around The Peter Jay Sharp Center for Opportunity at 89 Porter Ave in East Williamsburg, near Brooklyn Fire Proof

Is the Developer of Rheingold Luxury Condos Avoiding Promised Affordable Housing?

Is the Developer of Rheingold Luxury Condos Avoiding Promised Affordable Housing?

A civic organization, North West Bushwick Community (NWBC), whose missions is to advocate against the displacement of Bushwick's longtime working-class residents and for accountability from developers, has requested that members of Bushwick community sign a petition pressuring the developer of Rheingold luxury condos to build promised affordable housing and to provide local jobs

The Rents Along the JMZ Trains Are Not Much Cheaper Than Along the L, Shows a Map

The Rents Along the JMZ Trains Are Not Much Cheaper Than Along the L, Shows a Map

A lot has been written about the insufferable rents of Brooklyn, with a particular emphasis on our neighborhood, Bushwick

Bushwick Landlords, Brothers Israels, Were Arrested Yesterday and Face Up to 15 Years of Prison

Bushwick Landlords, Brothers Israels, Were Arrested Yesterday and Face Up to 15 Years of Prison

A glimpse of justice was experienced yesterday by the tenants of several Bushwick buildings owned by the infamous landlord brothers, Joel and Aaron Israel

700 Members of Bushwick Community Rallied Yesterday for Upgrades to Neighborhood Parks

700 Members of Bushwick Community Rallied Yesterday for Upgrades to Neighborhood Parks

No one can say Bushwick backs down without a fight

Affordable Housing at 88 Jefferson St., Bushwick is Accepting Applications

Affordable Housing at 88 Jefferson St., Bushwick is Accepting Applications

Three 2-bedroom units of affordable housing in Bushwick are currently accepting applications

Bushwick's "El Garden" Could Be Razed to Create New Housing. Sign the Petition to Save It

Bushwick's "El Garden" Could Be Razed to Create New Housing. Sign the Petition to Save It

Increasing affordable housing and creating community green space are both laudable goals to pursue in the ongoing evolution of NYC's neighborhoods, but a recent decision from city hall to invite developers to turn community gardens across the city into construction sites for new affordable housing seems to pit the two objectives against each other

Ask Sally, a Tenants' Rights Attorney: Can My Landlord Limit the Number of My Guests?

Ask Sally, a Tenants' Rights Attorney: Can My Landlord Limit the Number of My Guests?

Hey, there

How Is Life at Bushwick's Most Controversial New Building, Colony 1209

How Is Life at Bushwick's Most Controversial New Building, Colony 1209

Jose Lopez from Make the Road Talks about Illegal Practices of Bushwick Landlords

Jose Lopez from Make the Road Talks about Illegal Practices of Bushwick Landlords

Around 100 Bushwick residents gathered around apartment buildings where long-term residents have been complaining about landlord harassment and rallied in defense of their tenants rights on Sunday April 6, 2014

Arts in Bushwick Held a Panel on the Future of Affordable Housing

Arts in Bushwick Held a Panel on the Future of Affordable Housing

New Bushwick: A Glance at Recent Developments in the Neighborhood

New Bushwick: A Glance at Recent Developments in the Neighborhood

 

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

The Mysterious Trees of Troutman Street

The Mysterious Trees of Troutman Street

A broken, naked Barbie doll hangs by the neck on a tree amongst a jumble of old toys including a plastic disco ball, a number of stuffed animals, as well as warnings written with paint on a wooden sign: "This is not a joke!" "Respect our neighborhood!"

Beyond Religion There Are Luxury Condos: A Story of Bushwick Churches

Beyond Religion There Are Luxury Condos: A Story of Bushwick Churches

What We Learned at Silent Barn's Housing Law Forum

What We Learned at Silent Barn's Housing Law Forum

Everyone’s heard at least one horror story about renting in New York City

Read Property Presents Rheingold Plan to Skeptical Audience at City Council

Read Property Presents Rheingold Plan to Skeptical Audience at City Council

Representatives of Read Property made their pitch for the 10-building Rheingold project during a City Council hearing at City Hall Tuesday morning

Bushwick Primer: Why Is The Rent So Damn High? And What Can You Do About It?

Bushwick Primer: Why Is The Rent So Damn High? And What Can You Do About It?

Half of Bushwick Is for Sale & You Can Be the Next Real Estate King

Half of Bushwick Is for Sale & You Can Be the Next Real Estate King

Cayuga Capital arrived to gentrify Bushwick early, says our fave read The Real Deal

Rheingold Rezoning Saga Continues at Heated CB4 Meeting & Public Meetings

Rheingold Rezoning Saga Continues at Heated CB4 Meeting & Public Meetings

Community Board members and Bushwick Citizens gathered Wednesday night at Bushwick's monthly Community Board 4 meeting at Hope Gardens Multi-Service center, the first one since August's recess and the primary elections

Hey Bushwick: Do You Know How To Make Sure Your House Isn't Collapsing?

Hey Bushwick: Do You Know How To Make Sure Your House Isn't Collapsing?

In a city where everyone has a housing horror story, Preston Pujol's tale of woe, reported by Annette Konoske Graf in the Brooklyn Ink last week, is still a knockout

Bushwick Candidates Focused on Housing: Who is Who

Bushwick Candidates Focused on Housing: Who is Who

Bushwick is divided between the 34th and the 37th Council districts

BUSHWICK CRIBZ: Summertime in Ya Neighbor's Backyard

BUSHWICK CRIBZ: Summertime in Ya Neighbor's Backyard

In this edition of BUSHWICK CRIBZ, photographer Renee Ligtvoet and I are bringing you summertime in the city

McKibbin Lofts Veteran Opens a Cafe & Shares a Bunch of Stories

McKibbin Lofts Veteran Opens a Cafe & Shares a Bunch of Stories

McKibbin Lofts residents can finally get their coffee without having have to change from their pajamas or slippers

BUSHWICK CRIBZ: A Look into the Loft Life

BUSHWICK CRIBZ: A Look into the Loft Life

When someone tells you they live in East Williamsburg or Bushwick there’s a good chance you picture them livin’ it up in a loft

Drawing the line: Just how much is too much to keep cheap rent??

Drawing the line: Just how much is too much to keep cheap rent??

 Ah, Bushwick

5 Tips on Maximizing A Tiny Apartment

5 Tips on Maximizing A Tiny Apartment

By Cat Agonis