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  • Bushwick Fruit Vendor Accused of Joining In 4 Train Beating
    A gang beating and robbery in a Bronx subway car may have involved a 54-year-old Bushwick fruit vendor who is accused of joining into the attack just for kicks.
  • Q&A With Assembly Candidate Deidra Towns
    The wild race is heating up to replace former Assemblyman Darryl Towns of the 54th Assembly District. This week we chat with his sister, candidate Deidra Towns:
  • A Phantom Ride on the Evergreen Branch
    On the fabric of the Bushwick grid, a subtle disjoint somewhere between Irving and Wyckoff Avenues marks the scar of a 19th-century railroad that once cut through the entire length of the neighborhood.
  • DOB Raid Vacates Loft, Another Illegal Hostel
    On Friday, June 24, the Department of Buildings vacated all residents of the New York Empire Hostel, operating in an industrially zoned building at 269 Meserole St. in East Williamsburg, evacuating 50-60 guests.
  • Café Robbed by Own Pastry Delivery Man
    Neighborhood coffee shop Kávé was burglarized last week in what employees are calling an inside job. According to a barista that spoke with BushwickBK, a disgruntled ex-employee of Balthazar Bakery, which delivers pastries to the coffee shop, stole some cash after the bakeries delivery man intentionally left a door open. ...
  • Men Brazenly Burglarize Local Factory
    Thieves burglarized a local textile factory last month, stealing copper pipes, and the 83rd Precinct is now looking for help identifying the culprits.
  • Q&A With Assembly Candidate Jesus Gonzalez
    Another twenty-something is vying for the most coveted job in town: Bushwick's vacant state assembly seat.
  • Bushwick Avenue Preservation Has a Plan
    It was only last fall we took a tour of Bushwick Avenue, sharing the efforts of students at the Academy of Urban Planning to draw attention to the neighborhood's most historically important boulevard.
  • Grocery Chains Cash in on 'Food Deserts'
    Tri-State grocery chain Bogopa has been awarded $450,000 in sales tax exemptions under a city initiative to increase fresh food availability in the city's "food deserts".
  • Tenant Calls DOB in Attempt to Take House from Landlord
    City officials kicked out some residents of 401 Onderdonk Avenue Wednesday afternoon after a tenant called the DOB to complain about the two-story apartment building.
  • Bushwick Teens Lead a Handball Resurgence
    Earlier this month, more than fifty teams with 80 participants traded rallies at Maria Hernandez Park for the annual all-day Bushwick Handball tournament.
  • 16-Year-Old Shoots Self in Leg at Supermarket
    It was pandemonium at a Broadway supermarket this afternoon after a teen shot himself in the leg.
  • Q&A With Assembly Candidate Rafael Espinal
    There's a high-profile job open for Bushwick residents -- but you have to knock on a lot of doors to get it. Bushwick Assemblyman Darryl Towns resigned three months ago to take a commissioner's position in the Cuomo administration, but Governor Cuomo still hasn't called a special election for this fall to fill the seat. That hasn't stopped neighborhood leaders from declaring interest in running ...
  • 345 Eldert Tenants Allowed Back In - Slowly
    After half the tenants of 345 Eldert Street were summarily ejected from their homes last week, some are starting to trickle back into their units.
  • Dog Nearly Blinded After Neighbor Shoots Her With Paintballs
    An angry neighbor nearly blinded a couple's dog after shooting up their yard with a paintball gun.