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This new hipster darling hasn't escaped its past just yet.
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2 Bedrooms
63% Complete
3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
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Good For
  • Creatives
  • Families
  • Singles


What's around
  • 529 Restaurants
  • 199 Grocery stores/markets
  • 10 Banks
  • 103 Nightlife options
  • 47 Fitness options
  • 469 Shops




Bushwick has an average violent crime rate and a below average property crime rate for New York City.


Bushwick is a neighborhood that was once synonymous with drugs and crime, but like other parts of Brooklyn it's enjoyed a rebirth over the past several years. It's now a gritty, fashionable place to live and has become the new hipster epicenter of New York. Vogue magazine somehow managed to scour every neighborhood on the planet and deemed this the seventh coolest in the world. Still, Bushwick isn't for the faint of heart: though crime has been dropping, it still suffers from occasional spurts of robberies and even some murders.

This area was originally settled by German immigrants who built large warehouses to brew beer. Today those warehouses have been renovated into loft apartments. You'll also find vinyl-sided townhouses, and old brick walk-ups. 

Gentrification has brought in new restaurants, bars, and shops as well, so you'll have lots to do. This isn't a particularly green neighborhood although it does have several small parks.

Bushwick is bordered on the north by Williamsburg and Ridgewood, on the east by Glendale, and on the south and west by Bedford-Stuyvesant.


Wall Street: 6 miles / 30-70 minutes by car / 40 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 7.3 miles / 35-80 minutes by car / 45-55 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 12.3 miles / 45-90 minutes by car / 70 minutes by transit
Downtown Brooklyn: 3.9 miles / 20-45 minutes by car / 45-50 minutes by transit / 30 minutes by bike

Bushwick New York City Neighborhood Photo


Local Flavor   Bushwick LOCAL schools

Pope John Paul Ii Family Academy
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Distance:0.10 mi
Jhs 291 Roland Hayes
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Distance:0.12 mi
10, 12 GRADES
Bushwick Community High School
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Distance:0.12 mi
Math, Eng, Science Academy Charter High
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Distance:0.12 mi
Jhs 383 Philippa Schuyler
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Distance:0.17 mi


Local Flavor   Bushwick Local Flavor

Roberta's 261 MOORE ST, BROOKLYN, NY 11206 MAP

A casual, cool pizza joint that people rave about. Everyone says to get the Bee Sting Pizza.

Old Stanley's
Old Stanley's 226 WYCKOFF AVE, BROOKLYN, NY 11237 MAP

Forget a trendy interior and fancy cocktails, this old school place keeps it simple with beer and peanuts.

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