"I Love Bushwick"
BUSHWICK!!!! What can I say besides I love this neighborhood I moved into about 4 months ago. First things first. I used to live in Chinatown, then Williamsburg, and now here. This is my point of view living by Wyckoff ave & Hancock st. I live on the Bushwick side of Wyckoff ave, but across the street is Ridgewood queens, so my review also applies for the Ridgewood border. Now on to my review. Bushwick isn't as gentrified as the newspapers and real estate people would like you to believe. This area is still up & coming with it's pockets of crime, so so schools, loud music during warm months, and wildlife (roaches/rats), but you get what you pay for in cheap rents. Now for the PROS!!! The convenience is unbeatable. I have a Supermarket nearby, lots of shopping on Myrtle ave, and I get to Union Sq in about 20-25 mins with the L Train, and the M train takes me to Lower east side within the same same time frame. My neighbors have been very friendly, and contrary to what all the "bushwick is dangerous" people would like you to believe, I have not felt threatened or unsafe at any time of day since moving out here. My rent is fairly cheap compared to other areas I looked into, and my landlord is an ace. I love all the different options of food I have out here. Stepping off Wyckoff & Myrtle, there's the awesome taco carts, plenty of latin food, 2 stops away is the Jefferson L stop with plenty of awesome restaurants like Northeast kingdom, Indian food, Sushi, etc. Whatever you're in the mood to eat, Bushwick will likely have it. The nightlife is also amazing out here. Radio Bushwick has a lot of bands play there, plenty of bars scattered around Bushwick, and Old Stanley's a new pub off of Wyckoff & Myrtle ave which just opened up, so this area is fast changing. There's also numerous art galleries all over and awesome street art. I also drive, and the highways are all nearby. Jackie Robinson pkwy takes me to queens in 15 mins, and the BQE is just straight down flushing ave. Bushwick is fast improving, and i have a few friends looking into the area, so I would highly recommend the Bushwick/ Ridgewood border.