Welcome to Bushwick
Creativity thrives in this diverse, up-and-coming Brooklyn locale.
Made by artists for artists, modern-day Bushwick sets the stage for creative living. This large neighborhood contains both industrial and residential areas and offers a mix of urban vibrance and quiet, peaceful streets.
Long before its trendy reputation and gourmet coffee bars existed, Bushwick was named Boswijck, meaning “neighborhood in the woods,” by Peter Stuyvesant. The late 19th century brought economic growth to Bushwick in the form of breweries. The area was even known as the Beer Capital of the Northeast!
Today you’ll find a colorful art scene, foodie culture, repurposed warehouses, and a unique blend of the old and new. Cutting-edge fashion, chic restaurants, and a youthful, creative energy make Bushwick an exciting, inspiring place to call home.
What to Love
- Eclectic art scene and culture
- Global cuisine
- Exciting nightlife and youthful vibe
- Sense of community
People & Lifestyle
Bushwick offers residents a stylish urban backdrop for living a creative, artistic life. The vibes here are undeniably cool, and locals love the Insta-worthy vintage shops, street art, and trendsetting restaurants. Nightlife is lively and exciting, with rooftop parties and warehouse galleries available at almost any hour.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
A serious brunch neighborhood, Bushwick has one of the most diverse collections of restaurants in Brooklyn! Eat like a local at one of the city’s favorites, Bunna Cafe
. This plant-based Ethiopian spot celebrates healthy eating and communal cuisine. Bunna, which means coffee, offers a creative drink menu complete with designer teas, juices, and housemade Ethiopian beer and honey wine. As the name suggests, coffee is always available, and you can even grab a bag of hand-roasted beans to take home!
Enjoy French bistro charm and a garden patio at the chic Mominette
. Be sure to try their signature namesake dish of puffy, oven-baked pancakes.
The best seafood in Brooklyn can be found at the popular Sea Wolf
. This laid-back, kid-friendly land and sea restaurant has plenty of outdoor seating and specializes in oysters, frozen drinks, and delicious, locally sourced pub food.
Experience the ultimate in artistic expression and creative collaboration at the avant-garde nightclub House of Yes
. Set in a former ice warehouse, this funky dance venue showcases cabaret, circus, and theater performances, hosts themed costume parties, and grants partygoers permission to get weird!
Things to Do
The quintessential Brooklyn neighborhood, Bushwick provides residents with an array of innovative and inspired activities, like the Bushwick Collective Block Party
. This annual art event combines the world’s best street art, graffiti, and music with Bushwick’s favorite food trucks and local vendors.
Live the coffee culture like a true Brooklyn native at Bushwick Public House
. This relaxed, cozy cafe offers coffee, whiskey, and light fare. Maybe you’ll even be inspired to write that Great American Novel!
This highly creative neighborhood isn’t just about the art. The area’s largest community park, the Maria Hernandez Park
, acts as the center of public life. With a rainbow-colored playground, plenty of sports and fitness areas and both small and large dog runs, there’s something for every family member, even the furry ones!
Locals love to stroll down Starr Street to check out the restaurants and colorful apartment buildings. Called an exotic oasis in the middle of the city, Turks Inn
is based on the legendary Wisconsin supper club. The establishment also offers a companion venue Sultan Room
, as well as the quick bite spot Döner Kebab
, which serves up classic Middle Eastern dishes in an eclectic setting.
Bushwick offers specialty learning and unique educational opportunities, including: