This hard-working, unfiltered neighborhood tells the New York story though rich immigrant history, art, and bodgeas.

All kinds of creative types have been filing into Bushwick and a considerable amount of trendiness is trickling in from its ultra-hip neighbor to the west, Williamsburg. New dive bars, bodegas, and gallery spaces continue to flourish, fueled by the intrepid movers and shakers that are pouring into Bushwick’s converted loft spaces. Although Bushwick is busy reinventing itself, a somewhat grungy heart still beats beneath its remodeled exterior.

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On the Map

Bushwick is within Brooklyn and bordered by Queens, Williamsburg, Glendale, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Ridgewood, and East New York

JFK Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic
LaGuardia Airport: 20 minutes by cab without traffic
Wall Street / Financial District: 35 minutes by subway
Times Square: 39 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Unwashed and Unfiltered: A Truly Brooklyn Neighborhood

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Despite the relatively recent migration of artistic youth to Bushwick, the neighborhood still characterizes Brooklyn's brash ideals.

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It's the new class of old-school Williamsburg.

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Several business corridors weave through Bushwick.

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From slightly seedy to grey and grungy, each one exhibits a distinctive personality.

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Away From Bushwick's Shopping Strips

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There's more to Bushwick than small shops and simple conveniences.

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Colorful apartment buildings snuggle together along the neighborhood's lesser-traveled side streets.

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Bushwick's Strong Latino Community

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Puerto Rican flags sway in the breeze and serve as a reminder of residents' pride in their cultural heritage.

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Many NYC locals claim that Bushwick boasts the best Latin food in the city.

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You'll have to visit to decide for yourself.

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Bushwick's Disheveled Demeanor Is Part of Its Appeal

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Creative newcomers and restless twenty-somethings call canvases by many names.

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Arguable art can be found adorning apartment buildings.

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Along your early morning commute.

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Or adding vibrancy to the grey undulations of tin barriers.

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Walk tall, bearded Bushwickian.


Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Kenn Tam

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Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specializes in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.