The Boundaries of Bushwick, Defined

02/28/2012 3:04 PM |


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Remember when we used to wonder whether housing advertised as “East Williamsburg” was indeed Williamsburg, or really Bushwick? According to writers over at, times have changed. Now folks are wondering whether how authentic the “Bushwick” label might be, as apartment seekers try to sort out what is and isn’t the fabled, alighted vanguard as described by the New York Times.

Through consulting real estate agents and government maps, found that the boundaries of Bushwick coincide neatly with those of Brooklyn’s Community District 4—Flushing Ave., the border dividing Brooklyn and Queens, and the Evergreen Cemetery. The news site also recorded video of their man-on-the-street interviews, in which people’s answers tend to vary, based more on gut instinct and neighborhood social ties. The video also includes some enlightening history on the neighborhood, with a brief appearance by an animated Peter Stuyvesant, director-general of the colony of New Netherland until 1664. Check out what passes for true Bushwick after the jump.


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