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We don’t know if you’ve heard the word on the street, but Bushwick is pretty “cool” with “young people” these days, and for good reason: the apartments are big, the rents are still cheap-ish, and its already well-known food scene—including Clinton family-favorite Roberta’s, Northeast Kingdom, and Arancini Bros., just to name a few—is getting bigger by the day. With artist studios and bars equally abundant, it’s no huge surprise that the neighborhood has been getting so much attention lately. It may be a little far out on the line, but it benefits from proximity to both the L and the J/M/Z, and easy bus (and very easy bike) access to Bed-Stuy and Fort Greene. The greenspace leaves a lot to be desired, though, with little but the relatively small Maria Hernandez Park. It can also be a little too sprawling if you don’t happen to live right off the Morgan and Jefferson stops, but if the industrial vibe is a “pro” and not a “con” for you, there’s really no downside here.
Above Witches at Tandem Bar by Alli Coates
Bushwickens at Tandem Bar
The Jewelry of Laura Wass: As Easy As WXYZ
The Circus Kids