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What Brooklyn residents love about Bushwick


If you’re familiar with Brooklyn’s ever-changing cultural landscape, then Bushwick, the neighborhood nestled between Ridgewood and East Williamsburg, might occupy a certain space in your vision of New York City. From street art to “hipsters” to loft apartments, it’s no wonder that this neighborhood has been named one of the country’s coolest for the past 8 years.

For those who live in Brooklyn, though, there’s more to love about Bushwick than graffiti tours and great nightlife. We spoke to Brooklyn residents in Bushwick and beyond about what they love about this growing neighborhood.


Member at Common Gates

“The community is very artistic and active! Honestly since the start of the pandemic, I’ve observed a sense of community and togetherness that wasn’t quite as strong in the neighborhood before. There’s an endless amount of independent businesses and things to do. Some of my favorite activities have been taking outdoor ceramic classes, getting my haircut in the local park by the Japanese-inspired-salon Queen of Swords, or meeting my friends at a local bar for a pint of cheap and delicious beer!”

Mary Meyer

Owner of FriendsNYC

“I love Bushwick for its diversity and its artist spirit. The vibe here is truly ‘anything goes’, which makes it a very fun and creative place to run a company in.”

Chantel Walkes

Artist, Local Artist in Action at Common Gates

“I really enjoy how convenient Bushwick has proven to be for me! It makes exploring New York very accessible and enjoyable. Especially during the warmer months, I find myself walking around a lot!”

Maggie McGlinchy

Writer, Enjoy By Newsletter https://linktr.ee/enjoyby

“I actually love eating [in Bushwick]! This summer I picked up tacos at Taqueria Al Pastor and ate them at Maria Hernandez Park when I met up with friends and pre-Covid, date night at Ops was my favorite – nothing better than splitting pizza, their big salad, and a couple bottles of juicy natural wine. I also follow La Cantine on Instagram, their menu is always inspiring, I wish I lived closer!”

Make Bushwick your home

Ready to explore Bushwick? Hop on the L train or head to our website to explore our Bushwick coliving homes. Our latest home, Common Gates, offers fully-furnished private bedrooms in all-inclusive shared suites, with amenities like a workspace, fitness center, movie room, rooftop deck, and plenty to do right outside your door. Rent starts at $1,231/month with up to 2 months free.

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