Following a period of decline after World War II, Bushwick has, in the past decade alone, experienced an artistic revival. Its development has mirrored that of its neighbor to the northwest, resulting in its charming nickname "Williamsburg's little sister." Its latest accolade remains Vogue's 2014 declaration that Bushwick is, in fact, the seventh-coolest city in the world.

Chances are if you live in New York City, you've heard of Roberta's - Bushwick's Michelin-starred, celebrity-visited pizza stronghold. In 2016, the establishment racked up the most Lyft drop-offs among New York City restaurants, according to DNAinfo.

Today, the neighborhood's strong art community is championed by Nurture Art and The Bushwick Collective, along with many contemporary art strongholds including Robert Henry Contemporary, Storefront Ten Eyck and Slag Gallery. The neighborhood in total includes over 50 art galleries, a number that remains on the rise.


Bushwick has racked up many a nickname over the course of its colorful history. Its own name is derived from "Boswijck", denoting the area initially settled by the Dutch in the 17th century (which today would encompass Williamsburg and Greenpoint as well). The neighborhood remained largely a farming community until the mid-19th century when a large German population migrated to the area and began establishing many breweries, yielding a large 14-block stretch known as "Brewer's Row."


Full of colorful apartments, many restaurants, and ample outdoor space, Bushwick continues to top the charts in popular hipster sentiment. The neighborhood’s boundaries include Flushing Avenue to the north, Queens to the northeast, the Cemetery of the Evergreens to the southeast, and Broadway to the southwest.

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