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Welcome to Bushwick, a Brooklyn neighborhood with a community unlike any other. Once branded one of New York’s most dangerous neighborhoods, today it’s one of the hottest real estate markets in the city. The culture and community are changing faster by the minute, and the neighborhood is exploding with arts, activism, and entrepreneurship. Join us for a new series that drops you in the middle of this boiling melting pot. Each week, you’ll meet the artists and entrepreneurs, the chefs and small-business owners whose journeys collide in Bushwick’s 2.3 square miles.

Welcome to Bushwick, a Brooklyn neighborhood with a community unlike any other. Once branded one of New York’s most dangerous neighborhoods, today it’s one of the hottest real estate markets in the city. The culture and community are changing faster by the minute, and the neighborhood is exploding with arts, activism, and entrepreneurship. Join us for a new series that drops you in the middle of this boiling melting pot. Each week, you’ll meet the artists and entrepreneurs, the chefs and small-business owners whose journeys collide in Bushwick’s 2.3 square miles.
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Welcome to Bushwick, a Brooklyn neighborhood with a community unlike any other. Once branded one of New York’s most dangerous neighborhoods, today it’s one of the hottest real estate markets in the city. The culture and community are changing faster by the minute, and the neighborhood is exploding with arts, activism, and entrepreneurship. Join us for a new series that drops you in the middle of this boiling melting pot. Each week, you’ll meet the artists and entrepreneurs, the chefs and small-business owners whose journeys collide in Bushwick’s 2.3 square miles.

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Episodes

The Locals Brooklyn

5/23/2019
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Bushwick is home to what may be the world's only real estate brokerage where you can simultaneously rent an apartment and...buy smokable hemp? This week, we look at the story behind The Locals Laboratory, a surprising organization trying to effect positive change in the neighborhood at the intersection of real estate and therapeutic plants. AFTER THE EPISODE: Our sincere thanks to Angea, Merly, and the Locals team. You can find out more about The Locals at their website,...

Duration:00:27:28

Bones Deep

5/16/2019
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Scott has worked in the kitchens of some of the world's best restaurants. But after nearly 20 years of helping to turn other people's spaces into culinary destinations, he's opened an unforgettable restaurant of his own here in Bushwick. On this week's episode, one of New York City's rising chefs shares the remarkable journey that's brought him to the community, and unpacks what the future holds for his corner of the neighborhood's electrifying food scene.

Duration:00:29:03

Big Humble

5/9/2019
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A first-time restaurateur looks back on a year of life, love, and business in Bushwick.

Duration:00:28:23

Bushwick Podcast: Trailer

4/24/2019
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Coming this May from Heritage Radio Network: the stories of how artists, activists, and entrepreneurs collide in on special Brooklyn neighborhood that's changing faster by the day. Bushwick Podcast is local stories like you've never heard before.

Duration:00:00:59

The Everyone Store

4/12/2019
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Tucked away in one of the furthest corners of Bushwick, an unusual grocery store has quietly been pioneering access to healthy, high quality food in the neighborhood for nearly a decade. This week, we go behind the scenes of the Bushwick Food Co-op, an ambitious organization working at the intersection of food, justice, and community. After the Episode: To learn more about the Bushwick Food Co-op, visit their website: www.bushwickfoodcoop.org. And as always, if you have you any thoughts or...

Duration:00:30:33

Who Heals the Healer?

4/5/2019
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This week, we dive into the world of empathy-on-demand and meet the Bushwick-based organizer bringing together clinicians, counselors, doulas, DJs, and more to ask the question, "Who Heals the Healer?" After the episode: To find out more about Who Heals the Healer, visit their website at whohealsthehealer.com. And as always, if you have you any thoughts or want to get involved with Bushwick Podcast, email us at hello@hearbushwick.com.

Duration:00:20:40

The Life-Changing Magic of Doing Other People's Taxes

3/29/2019
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This week, communities around the country enter the home stretch of tax season. But here in Bushwick, tax season means more than just squaring up with the government. For some people, it's a gateway to a better life. And for others, it's the most fun time of the year. Join us as we dive into the surprising world of volunteer tax prep.

Duration:00:32:08

Mil Mundos, Pt. 2

3/22/2019
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Mil Mundos is an ambitious new business in Bushwick: an English-Spanish bilingual bookstore and a space for visitors to "find empowerment through literature, workshops, events, and various services" with a focus on Black and Latinx communities. In this second of two parts, we sit down with the Mil Mundos team to discuss their grand opening and the work ahead. // After the episode: To learn more about Mil Mundos, visit their website, milmundosbooks.com, or follow them on Instagram at...

Duration:00:21:06

Mil Mundos, Pt. 1

3/14/2019
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Mil Mundos is an ambitious new business in Bushwick: an English-Spanish bilingual bookstore and a space for visitors to "find empowerment through literature, workshops, events, and various services" with a focus on Black and Latinx communities. In this first of two parts, we sit down with the Mil Mundos team as they prepare for their grand opening on Friday, March 15th. // After the episode: To learn more about Mil Mundos, visit their website, milmundosbooks.com, or follow them on Instagram...

Duration:00:23:28

Start. Operate. Grow.

3/7/2019
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There are more than 230,000 small businesses throughout New York City, and here in Bushwick, the small business scene is more competitive than ever. What can new and longtime business owners do to get ahead—and what can we do as consumers to support the character of the neighborhood? We sat down with the team at NYC Small Business Services (SBS) to find out.

Duration:00:22:26

Parents Hold the Power

2/27/2019
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Public education is one of the most important issues in Bushwick today. But it's also one of the most complex, with numerous agencies, organizations, and individuals all playing different roles in shaping the community's school system. The Community Education Council (CEC) is a local elected body that helps to cut through the confusion by giving a voice to students and their families. With the election for the newest members of the CEC ramping up this month, we sat down with the current CEC...

Duration:00:22:21

Rafael Espinal Wants to Be Your Public Advocate

2/20/2019
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On Tuesday, February 26th, New York City will elect our next Public Advocate. But what is the Public Advocate, and why is it so important that you get out and vote? We sat down with one of the race’s leading candidates, Bushwick’s own Rafael Espinal, to find out.

Duration:00:31:58

FINE & RAW

2/13/2019
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Growing up in South Africa, Daniel Sklaar dreamed of one day living in New York City. Now, he reflects on the remarkable journey that brought him here, and led him to become the surprising founder of FINE & RAW, Bushwick's own chocolate factory.

Duration:00:24:13

Sol Sips

2/4/2019
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There's a growing number of healthy food options in Bushwick, but for many residents these options can feel inaccessible or alienating. How can we make healthy food, and healthy living in general, more equitable for the community? The team at the plant-based cafe Sol Sips is rewriting the rules of wellness one meal, and one person, at a time.

Duration:00:26:16

She Is Maria

11/25/2018
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Can you build a better world by filling it with objects that reflect more responsible values? Maria Romero is a designer trying to find out, and she's starting with the objects we use the most each day: textiles.

Duration:00:28:10

Catland

11/9/2018
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When Melissa needed somewhere to turn at a dark time in her life, she found support in a surprising place: Catland, a bookstore for witchcraft and the occult. Now years later, she’s become a co-owner of the bookstore, and has helped transform it into one of Bushwick’s most inclusive, radical, and civically active communities. But what does it mean to be a witch today, and what’s the role of the occult community in a neighborhood like Bushwick? ⁣

Duration:00:30:23

Eugene J

10/26/2018
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When he was a chemical engineering student, Eugene J discovered an unusual outlet for his creativity: candy making. Now, he's the head of his own candy store and factory. But in his workshop, he's not just mixing up new flavors, he's breaking ground on an ambitious artistic experiment that may just transform some of your childhood's most iconic experiences...

Duration:00:30:36

Abracadabra

10/19/2018
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Disillusioned by the politics of a changing Istanbul, Dilara left her native Turkey to backpack in South America. When her travels revealed a transformative talent, she began a new journey that would see her achieve international fame and success in an unexpected field: cooking. Now, she's leaving that life behind to start the most magical chapter of her charmed story yet...

Duration:00:31:39

Building Ayiti

9/28/2018
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As children, Rubens and Freddie fled the collapse of the Duvalier regime in Haiti with their family. After growing up in New York and starting families of their own, they're called back to their homeland by a tragedy decades later. Neither could have imagined the journey that would follow, one that would see them turn their lives upside down to take the future of a community into their hands...

Duration:00:42:52

Welcome to Bushwick

8/22/2018
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Coming soon: A new series that drops you in the middle of Bushwick, a Brooklyn neighborhood exploding with arts, activism, and entrepreneurship. Join us as we meet the remarkable people whose journeys collide in this special community. Follow along on Instagram, @BushwickPodcast.

Duration:00:01:05