Photography by Tommaso Sacconi
Text edited by Andrea Mancuso
After decades of forgotten district, in which it was dangerous even to leave the house after dark, Bushwick changes skin, becoming today booster ground for young and artists
Bushwick is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, which in recent years has changed dramatically. The centrificazione process that has upset the nearby Williamsburg, enough to make one of the trendiest places in New York, goes even further east contaminating areas once unpalatable to most. Bushwick is one of these.
Lots of projects from red bricks, factories by broken glass, shoes hanged to cables and metropolitan elevated almost to be in the top floors of prefabricated neighbors.
Yet even this place rises again, rediscovering quickly mecca copyright graffiti, chic restaurants and expensive bio market. A place where old factories are converted apartments lofts filled with artists and hipsters who are struggling to keep up with increasingly expensive Williamsburg. Ten years ago, tells those in Bushwick has spent his life, this was a dangerous place, and those who could leave. This neighborhood attracts the curiosity of today rather than stop after stop stray looking for a rental acceptable prices.
"The work that I present wants to show the original identity of Bushwick or what's left of it. It 'a project born a few years ago, since I began to live there."
Bushwick, Brooklyn, Colorful and Eclectic
by Alison Gregor
Bushwick, with about 113,000 residents according to United States Census data, has seen quite a bit of change in recent years
While Chris Wilson, 59, was moving to Bushwick from Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, with his husband, Karl Brown, 57, and their two children a year ago, he was amazed that a nearby resident offered to move his car to accommodate the moving truck.
“This is a place where street parking is prime,” said Mr. Wilson, who bought a two-bedroom two-bathroom condominium with Mr. Brown at 330 Bleecker Street for $750,000. “And somebody said, ‘Would you like me to move my car so we could fit the truck in there?’ And that says a lot about a community.”
Mr. Wilson, a registered nurse who spent part of the 1980s and 1990s living in the East Village, said Bushwick “has that same flavor to it, and we’re really enjoying it.”
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