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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.

"This Is America" Themed Art Show Brought A Conversation About Race to Ridgewood

"This Is America" Themed Art Show Brought A Conversation About Race to Ridgewood

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

Plastic Straws, Bushwick Zoning and a Path into Politics: A Conversation with City Councilman Rafael

Plastic Straws, Bushwick Zoning and a Path into Politics: A Conversation with City Councilman Rafael

Before Espinal started thinking big about ways New York could be a leader in progressive politics. He was just the middle child of six, growing up in Cypress Hills, “off the J-train.”

After the NY Times Profile, Egyptian Media Gives Ridgewood Bodega Owner the Cold Shoulder

After the NY Times Profile, Egyptian Media Gives Ridgewood Bodega Owner the Cold Shoulder

After Hatem El-Gamasy's profile appeared in The New York Times, the backroom political pundit and Ridgewood bodega owner stopped getting interviews from back home.

Everything is Not OK: Bushwick Graffiti Artist's Mural on Wyckoff Decries Trump Administration

Everything is Not OK: Bushwick Graffiti Artist's Mural on Wyckoff Decries Trump Administration

Adam Fujita is a modern activist getting his message out the best way he knows how— through street art.

Know Your Rights: Bushwick Responds to ICE Arrests

Know Your Rights: Bushwick Responds to ICE Arrests

Bushwick was the center of rumors about checkpoints and arrests over the weekend, making it difficult to separate fact from fiction.

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.

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.

A Bushwick Photographer's Collaboration With Shepard Fairey Has Already Impacted the Women's March

A Bushwick Photographer's Collaboration With Shepard Fairey Has Already Impacted the Women's March

French-Senegalese Photographer Delphine Diallo's portrait of a serene child was adapted into an illustration by iconic street artist Shepard Fairey.

A "What If Bernie Won?" Film Fest Is Coming to East Williamsburg

A "What If Bernie Won?" Film Fest Is Coming to East Williamsburg

The President Sanders film festival is an opportunity for local filmmakers to present their visions of what America would have been like with Bernie in charge.

Knockdown Center Hosts Huge 'Stay Nasty' Festival to Help the Resistance Get Organized

Knockdown Center Hosts Huge 'Stay Nasty' Festival to Help the Resistance Get Organized

Music, art, comedy, and activism come together in a four day festival to give people options for how to get involved.

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.

Opinion: America, You Broke Our Heart

Opinion: America, You Broke Our Heart

Many of us are afraid today, not only for the nation and the world but for our very individual rights.

Gird Yourselves: 21 Places Where You Can Watch the Election Results in Bushwick

Gird Yourselves: 21 Places Where You Can Watch the Election Results in Bushwick

The 2016 election is almost over!

The Final Presidential Debate of 2016 Is Tonight! Here Are 17 Places Where You Can Watch in Bushwick

The Final Presidential Debate of 2016 Is Tonight! Here Are 17 Places Where You Can Watch in Bushwick

There is absolutely no reason for anyone to watch this thing sober.

Where to Watch Tonight's First Vice Presidential Debate in Bushwick

Where to Watch Tonight's First Vice Presidential Debate in Bushwick

Kaine and Pence are not as colorful, literally or figuratively, as the duo onstage at last week's debate, but hear 'em out anyway!

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!

Where to Watch the First Presidential Debates in Bushwick

Where to Watch the First Presidential Debates in Bushwick

On Monday morning, the candidates were neck and neck in polls.

Help The City Help Bushwick: It's Time to Propose Participatory Budgeting Projects

Help The City Help Bushwick: It's Time to Propose Participatory Budgeting Projects

From now through September 30th, Bushwick residents can submit proposals for public projects—and If selected at neighborhood assemblies, the projects will be funded with city tax dollars!

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.

Try Our Wicked Lady's Feel The Bern Margarita While Contributing to the Bernie Sanders Campaign!

Try Our Wicked Lady's Feel The Bern Margarita While Contributing to the Bernie Sanders Campaign!

Imagine, if you will, reader, that the tagline “feel the bern” originated when a yuge Bernie Sanders fan downed several drinks while reading the senator from Vermont's moral positions over and over again

Danny DeVito and Rosario Dawson Showed Up at a Bushwick Bernie Dance Party Last Night

Danny DeVito and Rosario Dawson Showed Up at a Bushwick Bernie Dance Party Last Night

A political party that took place at Bushwick's

The Traveling Bernie Sanders Power Hour Came to the Greenpoint Waterfront on Friday [PHOTOS]

The Traveling Bernie Sanders Power Hour Came to the Greenpoint Waterfront on Friday [PHOTOS]

Going out to Feel The Bern gave Brooklyn chills in more way than one on Friday: on one hand, the brisk breeze blowing off the East River at Sanders' Greenpoint rally was enough to make the crowds shiver, and on the other hand, the stirring talk of political revolution and the call for transformational change of a rigged American political system and unjust economy was likewise cause for goosebumps

This DIY Endorsement Above Bushwick's Market Hotel Champions A Big Sanders Campaign Commitment

This DIY Endorsement Above Bushwick's Market Hotel Champions A Big Sanders Campaign Commitment

Bright blue signage that sits above Mr

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

Bushwick Residents Receive Increased Access to Immigration Assistance

Bushwick Residents Receive Increased Access to Immigration Assistance

Make the Road New York (MRNY), already a wide-reaching non-profit serving Bushwick and greater New York City, is expanding their programs and services through a new partnership with ActionNYC, a network of organizations providing legal assistance to immigrants

This WNYC Podcast About Gentrification Is Required Listening for Bushwick

This WNYC Podcast About Gentrification Is Required Listening for Bushwick

Excellent gentrification reporting is a major accomplishment

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

On The Eve of the Eric Garner Verdict, Bushwick Reacts to Ferguson, Missouri [Update]

On The Eve of the Eric Garner Verdict, Bushwick Reacts to Ferguson, Missouri [Update]

Police Officers stop a civilian at Myrtle-Broadway two weeks after a 20-year-old farebeater was sent to the hospital by a violent encounter with an officer at the same station

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

Banksy in Bushwick Decoded: Talk with Subway Art Blogger Jowy Romano

Banksy in Bushwick Decoded: Talk with Subway Art Blogger Jowy Romano

While we're thrilled that Banksy's put up a new work that Bushwick can call its very own, the incomparable international man of mystery has, as usual, left us with lots of questions about this contribution to the street art mecca we call home

And the Winner of the Democratic Public Advocate Runoff Election is....

And the Winner of the Democratic Public Advocate Runoff Election is....

Letitia James, ladies and gentleman!

How Will the Government Shutdown Affect Bushwick

How Will the Government Shutdown Affect Bushwick

The government's budget deadline has passed, the Senate and the House were not able to agree on a spending bill because of last-ditch attempts by critics of the Affordable Care Act in the House who voted to defund the program, and the United States is going into federal government shutdown starting this morning

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?

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