Bushwick

Brooklyn

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"If one definition of a neighborhood ""arriving"" is its discovery by national chain stores, Bushwick is still decidedly in the ""up and coming"" camp. Bushwick was its own independent town for 200 years before casting its lot with Brooklyn in 1854. The town was cleaved into the neighborhoods of Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Bushwick. So many Germans settled here in the 1800s that the brewing industry was the economic foundation of the community. In 1904 44 breweries were keeping the borough awash in Bavarian Pilsner beer. In those days, Bushwick was a working class neighborhood with spotless streets and just enough money to afford stylish Victorian homes. The corner of Bushwick Avenue and Lindens Street shows off some of the best Romanesque Revival architecture in all of New York City. Although pockets of gentrification are steadily arriving - especially from those being priced out in Williamsburg to the west - Bushwick remains a working class neighborhood, dominated by singles and young families. Bushwick is a livable slice of Brooklyn borough. More than 90 percent of the houses are within 400 yards of a park and a subway station is within a 15-minute walk of everyone. The neighborhood brims with art festivals, most produced by the volunteers of the Arts in Bushwick organization. More than two-thirds of Bushwick residents are Hispanic. Taco trucks are the lunch stop of choice along Broadway while more sophisticated outings call for a trip to Wyckoff Avenue. For everything in between, there is the lively atmosphere of Knickerbocker Street, the main neighborhood shopping and destination thoroughfare. The L, J. M and Z trains service Bushwick; Midtown Manhattan is a 40-minute ride away." By: Doug Gelbert

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

J
Z
M
L

Buses:

B13
B20
B26
B38
B46
B47
B52
B54
B60

Rental Prices:

$1,202 ― $1,680

Sales Prices:

$289,000 ― $403,000

Landmarks:

Maria Hernandez Park, Green Central Knoll Park, Irving Square Park

School Districts:

32

Police Precincts:

83

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