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Friday Fast Facts: Number of Votes Cast in Bushwick Midterms Increases by 150% Since 2014

Friday Fast Facts: Number of Votes Cast in Bushwick Midterms Increases by 150% Since 2014

Voters in Bushwick showed up to the polls with much more force than they did in 2014.

A Super Quick Guide To Voting For The Midterms In Bushwick And Beyond

A Super Quick Guide To Voting For The Midterms In Bushwick And Beyond

Links to find polling places and last minute info if needed.

Midterms 2018 In Brooklyn: Where To Watch Election Results In And Near Bushwick

Midterms 2018 In Brooklyn: Where To Watch Election Results In And Near Bushwick

Stay involved and informed for the midterm elections.

Council Member Rafael Espinal And  Bushwick's House Of Yes Team Up To Combat Sexual Harassment

Council Member Rafael Espinal And Bushwick's House Of Yes Team Up To Combat Sexual Harassment

This package of legislation is the first of it's kind when it comes to addressing harassment in nightlife venues.

Bushwick Official Is Calling Out President Trump For Poor-Shaming Immigrants

Bushwick Official Is Calling Out President Trump For Poor-Shaming Immigrants

Council Member Rafael Espinal has spoken out about immigrant rights several times this year.

Puerto Rican Evacuees And Their Allies Remembered Hurricane Maria In East Williamsburg

Puerto Rican Evacuees And Their Allies Remembered Hurricane Maria In East Williamsburg

Friday Fast Fact: How Julia Salazar Won The Election

Friday Fast Fact: How Julia Salazar Won The Election

Polling data from election night shows how the votes shook out across the district.

Come Out On Saturday For The Unveiling Of The Bushwick Community Plan

Come Out On Saturday For The Unveiling Of The Bushwick Community Plan

The steering committee will finally present the Bushwick Community Plan, which has been in the works for over four years.

Senator Martin Dilan Releases Statement On Last Week's Primary Results

Senator Martin Dilan Releases Statement On Last Week's Primary Results

Dilan was a North Brooklyn elected official for eight terms.

Julia Salazar Won The New York State  Democratic Primary Against Longtime Politician Martin Dilan

Julia Salazar Won The New York State Democratic Primary Against Longtime Politician Martin Dilan

Dilan who was running for his ninth term in the North Brooklyn district.

A Brief Rundown of the 18th District New York State Senate Race: Dilan Vs. Salazar, Turned Strange

A Brief Rundown of the 18th District New York State Senate Race: Dilan Vs. Salazar, Turned Strange

The primary is on September 13th, for both candidates on the way .

New York’s Primary is September 13th, Here’s Why Many Won’t Make It To The Polls

New York’s Primary is September 13th, Here’s Why Many Won’t Make It To The Polls

New York has one of the worst rates of voter suppression in the region.

Representative Velázquez Fights to Remove 'Police' Label from I.C.E. Uniforms

Representative Velázquez Fights to Remove 'Police' Label from I.C.E. Uniforms

The bill could help better protect local immigrants in their interactions with federal immigration agents.

How To Canvas For Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

How To Canvas For Senator Martin Malavé Dilan

New York's primary elections for Senate are coming closer and closer.

You Live In Bushwick/East Williamsburg/Ridgewood — You Should Vote Here, Too

You Live In Bushwick/East Williamsburg/Ridgewood — You Should Vote Here, Too

The deadline to change your address is approaching. Here’s how to do it.

Councilwoman Velázquez Urged Bushwick Immigrants to Know Their Rights at Recent Immigration Forum

Councilwoman Velázquez Urged Bushwick Immigrants to Know Their Rights at Recent Immigration Forum

The Council Woman held an immigrants right forum last weekend alongside local police and immigration lawyers.

Council Member Espinal Launches Largest NYC Site for Urban Agriculture

Council Member Espinal Launches Largest NYC Site for Urban Agriculture

The website was launched with the help of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams.

Senate Candidate Julia Salazar Keeps Bringing in the Endorsements

Senate Candidate Julia Salazar Keeps Bringing in the Endorsements

The local candidate has received support from local and national groups.

Attend Congresswoman Velázquez's Immigration Rights Forum This Sunday

Attend Congresswoman Velázquez's Immigration Rights Forum This Sunday

Congresswoman Velázquez will host an Immigration Forum this Sunday.

Council Member Espinal Wants Mandatory Green Roofs on New Buildings

Council Member Espinal Wants Mandatory Green Roofs on New Buildings

The Council Member wants more eco-friendly infrastructure throughout NYC.

Council Member Espinal Wants to Provide Mental Health Service to For Minors Visiting NYC Jails

Council Member Espinal Wants to Provide Mental Health Service to For Minors Visiting NYC Jails

The Council Member, who represents various Brooklyn neighborhoods including Bushwick, made the proposal last month.

Op-Ed: The Case for Granting Non-Citizens the Right to Vote in NYC

Op-Ed: The Case for Granting Non-Citizens the Right to Vote in NYC

Senate Candidate Julia Salazar Discusses Democratic Socialism at Starr Bar

Senate Candidate Julia Salazar Discusses Democratic Socialism at Starr Bar

Bushwick Councilman Espinal Takes Steps to Support Environmental Legislation

Bushwick Councilman Espinal Takes Steps to Support Environmental Legislation

Rafael Espinal has vowed to act against a national move away from environmental progress. Take a look at his proposed legislation.

How Bushwick Millennials are Changing the Face of the Economy and the Neighborhood

How Bushwick Millennials are Changing the Face of the Economy and the Neighborhood

Why are so many Bushwick millennials under-employed, and what it means for the neighborhood.

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!

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

L Train Update: You'll Have Lots of Chances to Talk It Out With the MTA

L Train Update: You'll Have Lots of Chances to Talk It Out With the MTA

Don't worry, Bushwick—the L train may be out of service for a long time, but you'll have ample opportunity to give the MTA a piece of your mind

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

The NYPD Wants You to Install iOS7 on Your Fax Machine

The NYPD Wants You to Install iOS7 on Your Fax Machine

 

It's Primary Day! Do You Know Where Your Children Are Voting?

It's Primary Day! Do You Know Where Your Children Are Voting?

Antonio Reynoso on Bushwick's Creative Community and Arts Scene

Antonio Reynoso on Bushwick's Creative Community and Arts Scene

Antonio Reynoso, 30, is a Williamsburg native who's running in this fall's election for the 34th district seat on the New York City Council, a zone that includes Williamsburg, Bushwick and Ridgewood

Biking North: Ridgewood to Receive New Bike Lanes

Biking North: Ridgewood to Receive New Bike Lanes

Pull up a map of bike routes along the Brooklyn-Queens border and you will find that there's an absence of city-designated paths for cyclists north of the one down Central Avenue in our neighborhood