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.
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.
Bushwick has incredible street art. Wander around and you'll find plenty of warehouses covered in block-long multi-colored murals.
Seemingly every week, there’s a new restaurant, bar, or art gallery popping up.
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.
Food & Drink
Bushwick is a foodie heaven: Some of New York City’s greatest restaurants call this neighborhood home.
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 ShackJapanese, Sushi Bars, Asian Fusion
Inventive sushi served in an intimate, communal space. Don't miss the sushi bombs.
Arepera GuacucoSalad, Empanadas, Venezuelan
An authentic, family-run Venezuelan spot perfect for a quick, cheap and non-pretentious meal.
Montana's Trail HouseBars, Breakfast & Brunch, American (New)
Appalachian inspired comfort food made with local ingredients and stiff drinks. Try the curse thrower if you’re feeling brave.
MominetteFrench, Cocktail Bars, Seafood
French fare sans stuffiness. Bushwick’s liveliest bistro boasting $1 oyster specials on weekdays and Jazz on Tuesdays.
MaiteBars, American (New), Spanish
Maite offers a glorious blend of Basque, Colombian and Italian cuisine in a cozy, rustic setting.