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Bushwick was originally named Boswijck, which meant in Dutch, “little town in the
The area, as with much of Brooklyn and the outer boroughs of New York,
boasts a high immigrant working-class population.
The low rent and renovated warehouses make it an artist haven,
and it is no secret that artists have been flocking to Bushwick by the droves in
With this new influx of creative-minded types follows a great number of art galleries
Not only is this a great place for a visitor to enjoy and possibly even purchase
art from up-and-coming artists,
but it is also a fantastic opportunity for any artist to make important connections
among their contemporaries.
The art openings in Bushwick aren’t to be missed - they are a unique experience
in and of themselves.
Chez Bushwick offers residencies, studio rentals, and a number of projects open
to artists in
the area. Gain inspiration, learn about events, or meet like-minded individuals
at the Arts in Bushwick
Bushwick Art Crit Group is a valuable resource for
local artists to meet and receive feedback on their work. Further, any artists looking
work spaces will find plenty in Bushwick, starting with Brooklyn Brush Studios: http://www.brooklynbrushstudios.com/
Though there are no breweries there now, Bushwick used to be a major location for
brewing beer. At one point, 10% of all beer produced in the United States originated
in Brooklyn, the majority of which specifically came from Bushwick.
Bushwick hosts an annual block party! The party is hosted by local legend, Roberta’s
Pizza, located at 261 Moore St. The lines are long to get into the party, so be
sure to come early!
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