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Gentrified Brooklyn Is Not My Brooklyn

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 03.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Mártir

These days, when I go back to Bushwick what I remember isn't what is. The corriente that ran through the neighborhood is gone. There's no Jerry Rivera blasting from passing cars. La doña who never left her spot at the window of her second floor apartment on Grove Street, is gone.

In Gentrified Brooklyn, Where Will Ordinary People Live?

Alan Singer | Posted 02.13.2015 | New York
Alan Singer

Gentrification may bring Starbucks to a formerly underserved community, but it also brings devastation for people who are displaced when rents skyrocket and they can no longer afford to live in old neighborhoods. There are now ten Starbucks in Brooklyn and counting.

Bushwick Storefront a Model School

Steph Thompson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Education
Steph Thompson

Trying to govern the world with force I see this not succeeding. The world is a spiritual thing, it cannot be forced, to force it is to harm it, to control it is to lose it.

Remembering Brooklyn

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 01.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Mártir

Every so often, when you walk around aimlessly, when you get off the main avenues, walk away from the bulldozers and the cranes and the development that just went up with its terraces and Art Deco architecture, away from the cafés and juice bars, you'll come across a block that reminds you of home.

9 Holiday Gifts for High School Seniors Instead of Paying for College

J.D. Rothman | Posted 02.13.2015 | College
J.D. Rothman

In the spirit of the holiday, how about getting your kids something more special than yet another pair of ear buds?

'Bushwick Gone Basel' To Close Art Basel Miami Beach 2014

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.04.2014 | Arts

For the second year in a row, a slew of artists, performers and DJs are slated to take over Art Basel Miami Beach for a showcase and blowout in true B...

These May Be the Greatest Halloween Portraits of All Time

Summer Rayne Oakes | Posted 12.31.2014 | Arts
Summer Rayne Oakes

Canadian born photographer Joey L. has been shooting eye-catching portraits, campaigns and billboards of some of the most recognizable people of our time. This Halloween will mark the 25-year-old photographer's fourth anniversary of his Halloween in Brooklyn series.

A Tale Of Two Cities: A Look At Disco Era Bushwick

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.23.2014 | Gay Voices

How does one even begin to map the complicated and multi-layered history of a New York neighborhood like Bushwick? This is the goal of photographer...

The Gentrification of Bushwick -- As Told By 'East WillyB'

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 12.21.2014 | New York
Sahra Vang Nguyen

East WillyB chronicles the adventures of Bushwick Sports Bar owner Willie Jr., and his motley crew of bar regulars, as they deal with the trials and tribulations of living in an ever-changing Brooklyn. Check out the first episode.

Conceptual Collaborator's Build Palaces

Isa Freeling | Posted 11.11.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

After an exhausting day of walking and looking, ready to return to the other side of Brooklyn without much inspiration, I trundled over to one more building appropriated for art for this occasion, where I saw a new installation by Pia Coronel and G. Romero called "Palaces."

Tasty Eats From The Inaugural Taste Of Bushwick

Jane Seo | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste
Jane Seo

Based on the packed crowd enjoying delicious food, drinks, and company, the first-ever Taste of Bushwick was a huge success.

Is Bushwick The New Williamsburg?

AP | By BETH J. HARPAZ | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel

NEW YORK (AP) — For the last few years, a neighborhood called Williamsburg has been the epicenter of Brooklyn cool. But with prices for Williamsburg...

A Valentine's Chat With Brooklyn's Fine & Raw Chocolate

Sarah Stodola | Posted 04.09.2014 | New York
Sarah Stodola

Brooklyn-based chocolate confectioners Fine & Raw began in 2007 as a fly-by-night operation out of a Williamsburg loft. Today things have grown a bi...

Where to See Cool Graffiti in New York City

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Over the past few weeks, renowned British street artist Banksy has taken New York City by storm, leaving a trail of spray paint in his wake. But graffiti is nothing new here: The city has long acted as a blank canvas to artists.

The Promise of New Talent

Rai Mensah | Posted 11.18.2013 | Style
Rai Mensah

Talent coupled with the right backing and support provides an undeniably successful result. During New York Fashion Week two of the most promising designers showed under the Harlem's Fashion Row umbrella.

Bushwick Is Hot Now

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.29.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Bushwick Open Studios is Paved With Street Art Brooklyn's already percolating artist neighborhood called Bushwick continues to thrive despite the c...

PHOTOS: The Women Of Bushwick

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York

After seeing Leland Bobbé's photo series, 'The Women Of Fifth Avenue,' photographer Elizabeth Bick contacted us about her own series: portraits of th...

Kenny Scharf Got Arrested for Snake Graffiti and Spent 20 Hours in Jail in Brooklyn

ARTINFO | Posted 06.23.2013 | Arts
ARTINFO

"Just spent 20 hours in 2 Brooklyn jails for this," Kenny Scharf wrote on Facebook when posting the above image of one of his signature graffiti piece...

PHOTO: A Naked Waitress At Roberta's (NSFW)

Posted 01.09.2013 | New York

A longtime Roberta's waitress decided to make her last shift a memorable one this weekend, serving patrons in almost nothing but her birthday suit. ...

Indoor Cabins: Treehouse & Tiny Hut in Brooklyn Loft for $2K (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.28.2012 | HuffPost Home
Kirsten Dirksen

Architect Terri Chiao knew she couldn't afford the rent on a 750-square-foot Brooklyn loft without a roommate, but she didn't want to divide it up with walls. Instead, she built a cabin and a treehouse inside the space to be used as private living quarters.

NYPD Recovers Assault Rifle At Gun Buyback

Posted 09.20.2012 | New York

85 weapons were recovered at an NYPD gun buyback program organized over the weekend at at the Evergeen Baptist Church in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The da...

West Nile Virus Detected In Brooklyn

Patch | Posted 08.20.2012 | New York

The West Nile Virus has been detected in zip codes covering Prospect Heights, Prospect Park and Park Slope. According to the NYC Department of Heal...

Anna Sanders

Man Accidentally Killed Murder Accomplice, Prosecutors Say

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Sanders | Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

A Brooklyn man's revenge plot against a city garbage collector was foiled two years ago when he accidentally shot and killed his accomplice and friend...

(R)EVOLUTION at TEDXChelsea: A Timely Vehicle to the Paradigm Shift

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 08.05.2012 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

Blindfolding the critic: TEDXChelsea's "The true value of art is rarely what someone will pay for it" catapulted new stars into the art world filame...

What To Do This Weekend: B'wick Open Studios, Howl And JB Smoove

Posted 06.01.2012 | New York

Bushwick Open Studios Where: Various locations When: Friday-Saturday Price: Free Arts in Bushwick celebrates its 6th year organizing Bushwick Open...