This burgeoning neighborhood in northern Brooklyn is edgy, industrial, artsy, and ever-evolving. The 2.3-square-mile neighborhood that borders Queens is populated with former warehouses covered in colorful murals, vintage shops, art galleries and studios, dive bars, and rooftop rock venues with enviable views of Manhattan. It won't be long before the rents are sky-high thanks to the plethora of eateries, experimental nightlife, and cool creatives who call this place home.
The neighborhood is increasingly popular with start-ups, entrepreneurs, and freelancers, who have multiple coworking spaces to choose from like the pet-friendly Bond Collective, family-owned 100 Bogart, and amenity-filled Cocoon. BKLYN Commons, run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, offers perks like a rooftop patio overlooking Prospect Park. With three Bushwick locations, B[x]‘s art gallery and open studio events are specifically for visual artists and technologists while My Hub Studios has two coworking spaces with studios for music producers, entrepreneurs, and artists.
Fuel your creativity with a cold brew and bagel at Dweebs, organic coffee at Vex El Cafe, or matcha latte at Lazy Suzy Cafe & Shop. Order fresh Italian cookies and pastries from Circo's Pastry Shop or French breads and pastries from L'imprimerie.
After a day of collaborating, do dinner at FARO, which offers a seasonally-changing menu that highlights its wood-burning oven, or Falansai, a casual Vietnamese-American restaurant that practices whole animal butchery. Enjoy happy hours in the taproom at Kings County Brewers Collective and post-work drinks at the laid-back Cypress Cafe and craft beer parlor Nook.
When you're not busy working, browse the shelves at the local bookshop Better Read Than Dead, and the racks of vintage, retro, and upcycled clothes at thrift store L Train Vintage. It’s hard to miss Bushwick's vibrant art scene. The neighborhood playhouse The Bushwick Starr is an Obie Award-winning not-for-profit theater while Arts in Brooklyn produces the annual Bushwick Open Studios. Bushwick's creative vibes extend to the dance floor at House of Yes, which hosts themed dance parties on most Friday and Saturday nights.
Lauren is a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in 100+ publications, including The Daily Meal, Culture Trip...
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