Neighborhood Guides


A popular hipster enclave in deep Brooklyn, Bushwick combines a thriving art, restaurant and bar scene with an older, more entrenched Hispanic culture.

At a Glance

Bushwick has seen a lot of change over the years. In the early 1900s, it was known for its thriving distilleries and breweries. After those industries declined, it experienced a long period of blight and crime in the 1970s and 80s. Now, it’s seeing a renaissance as artists pushed out of Williamsburg are cleaning up the neighborhood and in effect, raising property values. It’s a perfect place for those seeking unconventional, unique living spaces; the market is full of converted lofts in old industrial factories, sometimes with great access to outdoor space.


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The Mood

Equal parts old-school Hispanic and hipster bohemian, the neighborhood is both a working-class community and the site of much creativity.

Heart of the Neighborhood

Knickerbocker Avenue and Broadway are major hubs of activity. Each L stop has its own personality.

Neighborhood Quirk

Bushwick has incredible street art. Wander around and you'll find plenty of warehouses covered in block-long multi-colored murals.

Best Perk

Seemingly every week, there’s a new restaurant, bar, or art gallery popping up.

Biggest Downside

Vestiges of the poverty from the 70s and 80s remain. Many buildings are rundown and pockets of crime still exist.

By the Numbers

For those looking for big sky and big spaces, Bushwick is a good bet. Median sales and rental prices are relatively low and square footage tends to be high.

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*Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 ACS

Food & Drink

Bushwick is a foodie heaven: Some of New York City’s greatest restaurants call this neighborhood home.


Pizza, Italian

The wait is inevitable, but it's worth it. There's a reason this neighborhood staple inspires pizza pilgrims from all over New York.

Momo Sushi Shack

Japanese, Sushi Bars, Asian Fusion

Inventive sushi served in an intimate, communal space. Don't miss the sushi bombs.

Arepera Guacuco

Salad, Empanadas, Venezuelan

An authentic, family-run Venezuelan spot perfect for a quick, cheap and non-pretentious meal.

Montana's Trail House

Bars, Breakfast & Brunch, American (New)

Appalachian inspired comfort food made with local ingredients and stiff drinks. Try the curse thrower if you’re feeling brave.


French, Cocktail Bars, Seafood

French fare sans stuffiness. Bushwick’s liveliest bistro boasting $1 oyster specials on weekdays and Jazz on Tuesdays.


Bars, American (New), Spanish

Maite offers a glorious blend of Basque, Colombian and Italian cuisine in a cozy, rustic setting.

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