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Bushwick-Scented Candle Selling For $81

Bushwick-Scented Candle Selling For $81

(Bushwick photo by Barry Yanowitz) Used to be a time when you could purchase a candle that smelled like Bushwick at the local mom and pop shop for a handful of nickels, but those glory days...

Luxury Bushwick Building

Luxury Bushwick Building "Colony 1209" Now Welcoming New "Settlers"

Your very own log cabin. Via Word's been bouncing around about Colony 1209, a new luxury building located on Dekalb Ave in Bushwick, for a while—last year, the impending development was marketing itself as a massive...

Hey, Did You Know Crown Heights Is Gentrifying?video

Hey, Did You Know Crown Heights Is Gentrifying?

Courtesy New York Big Apple Images' flickr With Bushwick safely ceded to the future 1 percent, publications still screaming about Brooklyn's widespread gentrification have turned their attention to new territory still untouched by Starbucks: Crown Heights....

Surprise, Bushwick Real Estate Values Rising Quite Obscenely In 2014

Surprise, Bushwick Real Estate Values Rising Quite Obscenely In 2014

Courtesy carnagenyc's flickr It's hard to imagine that the neighborhood that spawned Jefftown and that "Brooklyn Girls" video was ever cheap, but it certainly isn't now—Bushwick homes saw the largest increase in value this year, boasting...

Photos: House Of Yes's Bushwick Fundraiser Bashgallery

Photos: House Of Yes's Bushwick Fundraiser Bash

This week, party space House Of Yes finally funded their Kickstarter campaign to help finance their new digs in Bushwick. And on Friday night, the gang held a "secret" VIP rooftop soiree off the Morgan L stop...

Video: Point-Blank Brooklyn Shooting Caught On Videovideo

Video: Point-Blank Brooklyn Shooting Caught On Video

Police are searching for a man who was caught on surveillance video shooting another person in Bushwick. Cops say the incident happened just after 8 p.m. on Friday in the vicinity of Moffat Street and Wilson...

Behold, Bushwick's Monstrous Mall Of Your Nightmares

Behold, Bushwick's Monstrous Mall Of Your Nightmares

Via Not long ago, some Bushwick residents were rocked by the news that a shopping mall would soon encroach upon its ever-disputed borders. It's been pretty quiet on that front lately, but don't think we've been...

House Of Yes Opening Legit New Venue, Bar And Restaurant In Bushwick

House Of Yes Opening Legit New Venue, Bar And Restaurant In Bushwick

(Tod Seelie/Suckapants) Party space House of Yes has been out of commission since closing up its East Williamsburg warehouse last summer, but the spangled nipple tassels and acrobatics are soon to return. They've leased a space...

Bushwick KFC Offering

Bushwick KFC Offering "FREE LSD"

(Matthew Schonfeld / Gothamist) A Bushwick KFC has been offering customers a groovy free "side" with their mind-blowing poultry and biscuits. "10 PCMEAL/ FREE LSD," the sign at the Bushwick Avenue and Myrtle location tantalizingly promises....

Meryl Meisler's Photos Of Bushwick In The 1980sgallery

Meryl Meisler's Photos Of Bushwick In The 1980s

Photographer Meryl Meisler began shooting a bombed-out looking Bushwick around 1981, the same time she started teaching there. She told the NY Times: “I literally thought to myself, perhaps the other art teacher had been killed." She...

Bushwick Principal Accused Of Smuggling Heroin Into Prison

Bushwick Principal Accused Of Smuggling Heroin Into Prison

A Bushwick principal has been reassigned after authorities say they caught her smuggling heroin and prescription drugs into an upstate prison. 40-year-old Sadie Silver was arrested on Friday after she and boyfriend Michael Acosta, 34, allegedly...

This "Brooklyn Girls" Music Video Will Make You Want To Move Back To Ohio

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Because there can never be too many reasons for young women to dream about moving to Brooklyn and taking lots of Instagram pics while posing in front of graffiti, Brooklyn-based singer Catey Shaw has gone ahead and...

Report: Crown Heights Leads Brooklyn In Rent Increases

Report: Crown Heights Leads Brooklyn In Rent Increases

(Tien Mao / Gothamist) A new study examining the average rent for a Brooklyn apartment revealed that Crown Heights continues to lead the borough in rising rents. The study, released by the MNS Real real estate...

Welcome, Future: Bushwick Is Getting A Hotel

Welcome, Future: Bushwick Is Getting A Hotel

9 Beaver Street, just minutes away from becoming the Meatpacking District. (Google Maps image from October 2013) In case that $1 Airbnb cage doesn't work out for your visiting grandparents, Bushwick is about to get an...

Bushwick Residents Tapped to Guide Rezoning Efforts

Bushwick Residents Tapped to Guide Rezoning Efforts

Bushwick (Jake Dobkin/Gothamist) Starting this month, Bushwick residents are invited to speak up about their concerns for neighborhood rezoning. Opinions will be heard during a series of meetings scheduled throughout the summer. This crowd-sourced effort will...

Bushwick Artist Invites You To Stay In His Cage For $1 A Night

Bushwick Artist Invites You To Stay In His Cage For $1 A Night

via Last week, the internet briefly roused itself from its summertime hibernation when it was reported that you could stay in a jail cell for just $10 a night via AirBNB. The cage, which actually just...

Video: Tiny Flower Thieves On The Loose In Bushwickvideo

Video: Tiny Flower Thieves On The Loose In Bushwick

Some Bushwick residents caught some budding thieves plucking flowers from their sidewalk flower bed recently. The shocking surveillance footage below shows not one, but two tiny bandits rip life from the nurturing ground with their bare hands, as their parents look on in horror. One flower was successfully stolen, while the other was left behind for dead—eventually, however, a kind group of hipsters came by to prop its lifeless body up, Weekend at Bernie's style.

Bushwick Dive Wreck Room Closing Thanks To Rent Increase

Bushwick Dive Wreck Room Closing Thanks To Rent Increase

Via Yelp Wreck Room, a nine-year-old Bushwick dive whose puke-splattered bathrooms made Mars Bar's erstwhile toilets look pristine, will shut its doors after Saturday night. In with the NY Times trend pieces, out with the car-seat...

Bushwick Dwellers Want To Curb Influx Of Bars In The Neighborhood

Bushwick Dwellers Want To Curb Influx Of Bars In The Neighborhood

Packed out King's County Bar in Bushwick (Ken Hamm) It's not just the Jefftown moniker that's pissing off some Bushwick locals but also the large influx of bars and nightlife establishments that have come with the...

Pedestrian Injured In Partial Building Collapse In Bushwick

Pedestrian Injured In Partial Building Collapse In Bushwick

Via CBS 2 A pedestrian was seriously injured this morning when a building partially collapsed in Bushwick. According to the FDNY, a facade and a wall collapsed at a building at Flushing Ave near Humboldt Street...

[NSFW] Photos: Smallest Penis In Brooklyn Contest Returns With Bigger Crowds, Bigger Penises

[NSFW] Photos: Smallest Penis In Brooklyn Contest Returns With Bigger Crowds, Bigger Penisesgallery

As promised, the Smallest Penis in Brooklyn pageant made its return to the borough this weekend, with five new penises and the bodies attached to them vying for the coveted title. For a few stifling hours,...

Enterprising Youths Turn City-Sponsored Compost Bins Into Coolers

Enterprising Youths Turn City-Sponsored Compost Bins Into Coolers

(Scott Lynch) A couple of weeks ago, on the outskirts of the Bushwick Collective Block Party, we spotted a crew of kids selling ice-cold beverages from one of those newfangled DSNY Organics Recycling bins. And it...

Bushwick Beach Bus Launches $6 Rides To Fort Tilden, Rockaway Beach

Bushwick Beach Bus Launches $6 Rides To Fort Tilden, Rockaway Beach

Pearl's Social & Billy Club Facebook This week's dismal Junetober weather might not be fostering thoughts of summer fun, but take heart; sooner or later the sun will return to boil us o'er our beloved blacktop,...

Bees From Roberta's Rooftop Hives Are Allegedly

Bees From Roberta's Rooftop Hives Are Allegedly "Escaping & Terrorizing" Neighbors

Dead bees adorn the paint-dappled Bushwick sidewalks. 'Tis the beeson! Every summer, New York's limited but mostly pernicious wildlife springs into full bloom—the mosquitoes are biting, the rats are growing fat on D&D, and the roaches...

While No One Was Looking, Beacon's Closet Opened in Bushwickgallery

While No One Was Looking, Beacon's Closet Opened in Bushwick

Chased from Williamsburg by a rising rent (only to be replaced by VICE), vintage shop Beacon’s Closet relocated their flagship store to Greenpoint. What they didn’t tell anyone was that they’ve also been working on another location...

Financial Analyst Accused Of Strangling & Biting Date Over 9/11 Argument

Financial Analyst Accused Of Strangling & Biting Date Over 9/11 Argument

Troy, a film that inspired very strong feelings A Bushwick man has been accused of assaulting a first date after the two got into a heated argument about 9/11. Financial analyst Andrew Francis, 36, allegedly strangled...

Smallest Penis In Brooklyn Winner Will Score Big Date With These

Smallest Penis In Brooklyn Winner Will Score Big Date With These "Gorgeous" Sisters

Last year's winner Nick Gilronan (Marc Yearsley) With anticipation building imperceptibly for this year's Smallest Penis in Brooklyn contest, promoters have teased one of the fabulous prizes that will be bestowed upon the winner. In addition...

[UPDATE] Bushwick

[UPDATE] Bushwick "Genius" Bedazzling "Every Single Dog Turd"

According to Instagram user Tom Dixon, some "genius" in Bushwick is "bedazzling every single dog turd with gold glitter" found on a stretch of sidewalk along Dekalb Avenue near the intersection with Central Avenue. Here's Dixon's photographic...

Controversial

Controversial "Jefftown" Creator Has Some Words For The Haters

(Rebecca Fishbein/Gothamist) We recently roiled the powers-that-be over in Bushwick by publishing a thorough roundup of popular food-and-drink spots off the Jefferson L stop. Much of the epic rage was directed towards the moniker "Jefftown," an...

Of Course Bushwick Has Its Own Polyamorous Building

Of Course Bushwick Has Its Own Polyamorous Building

(Pixel 4 Images/Shutterstock) There's an episode of Sex and the City (just shut up and stick with me here) in which Samantha is persecuted by neighbors in her dowdy Upper East Side building for having an...

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