Formerly known as one of New York most crime infested neighbourhoods, Bushwick has during the last decade gentrified itself into vibrant and electrified section of Brooklyn. Today, the native ethnic hispanic minority shoulders with an ever increasing herd of creative and hipster settlers. World class street art, trendy galleries, hip restaurants, decadent housing projects, local Latino bodegas, chained pit bulls, auto repair shops and flapping Puerto Rican flags make up a special blend and a truly fascinating urban landscape.
AirBnB describes Bushwick as a hub for self-expression and Vouge urges its readers to “believe the hype”, recognising the neighbourhood in its yearly street cred report. However, it is still a gritty part of the city and subway stops like Wycoff /Ave and Broadway Junction in neighbouring Bed-Stuy provide pretty heavy vibes and might make you feel at unease – and especially so after night falls.
I spent 10 days in the greater Bushwick, Bed-Stuy and Williamsburg area during late October, the pictures are largely taken during casual morning walks (the jetlag got me good).
I can’t wait to go back.