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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

Cooperative Crisis Management

9/12/2019
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As the summer comes to an end across the city, it’s the start of a new season here at Bushwick Podcast. That means we have the continued privilege of sharing more of the remarkable stories happening in the community, and the renewed duty to help break down the biggest issues facing the neighborhood today. We have some exciting episodes planned this Fall, and we’re thrilled to begin the season with a story of resilience, hope, and the power of partnership. This week, we sat down with some of...

Duration:00:36:18

The Everyone Store

9/4/2019
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We’re hard at work getting the new season of Bushwick Podcast ready to be the best one yet, and we can’t wait for you to hear what we’ve got in store. In the meantime, we wanted to share an update on one of our most popular stories from earlier this year: “The Everyone Store.”

Duration:00:34:23

Disco Era Bushwick

8/14/2019
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"It’s our season finale, and we’re thrilled to close out a summer of Bushwick stories by partnering with our friends at the new community media project, This Bushwick Life. Together, we sat down with an artist whose work captured Bushwick at one of its most defining moments: the early 80s. In that time, she lived many lives, from disco club kid to Bushwick public school teacher, but through it all, she was one thing more than any other: a photographer. This week, we’re stepping into...

Duration:00:36:50

Going for the Sock Drawer

8/7/2019
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We’ve heard in previous episodes about how Bushwick has become one of Brooklyn’s most dynamic communities for everything from food to art. Take a walk around the neighborhood, and you’re sure to notice another scene that’s thriving here: thrift stores and vintage shops. But that’s not without some complicated feelings, as some people see the increasingly hip secondhand industry as a herald of gentrification. This week, we sit down with one of the owners behind Bushwick’s newest vintage shop...

Duration:00:32:16

The New Dish Everyone Talks About

7/31/2019
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This week, we finish our two-part run on Vietnamese restaurants in the neighborhood by sitting down with Falansai’s Henry Trieu, one of Bushwick’s most thoughtful business owners, to better understand: As the neighborhood and its culinary scene change in unpredictable ways, what’s top of mind for a restaurateur here? AFTER THE EPISODE: We’d like to extend our sincere thanks to Henry and the team at Falansai for taking us behind the scenes of the restaurant, and for sharing such a candid...

Duration:00:33:36

The Alchemy of Bunker

7/24/2019
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As we’ve heard in previous episodes, Bushwick is one of Brooklyn’s rising culinary epicenters. One of the things that makes the scene here so dynamic is that Bushwick’s restaurants don’t just serve good food—they reflect the culinary and artistic identities of visionary chefs with roots that range from right here in the city, to communities around the world. This week, we’re kicking off a two-part run about Vietnamese restaurants in Bushwick by sitting down with the chef behind one of the...

Duration:00:31:20

A Path Toward Something Better

7/3/2019
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"Spend enough time around Bushwick’s artists, activists, and entrepreneurs, and you’ll start to hear the same name over and over again: Mayday Space. This week, we visit Mayday, Bushwick’s home for social movements, to learn more about one of the neighborhood’s most vital resources for everyone from local elected officials, to activist groups, to amateur wrestlers. AFTER THE EPISODE: Our thanks to Josh, Zyad, and all the folks at Mayday for sharing more about their work in Bushwick, and...

Duration:00:35:22

An Action at the Bushwick Block Party

6/27/2019
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Earlier this month, Bushwick hosted one of the neighborhood’s largest annual events: a daylong celebration of street art, food, and music called the Bushwick Block Party. Of the thousands of visitors that attended this year, most were there simply to enjoy the sights, bites, and sounds. But some were there to send a message. This week, we meet Mi Casa No Es Su Casa, a guerilla art project that turned this year’s Block Party into the stage of one of their biggest demonstrations yet. AFTER THE...

Duration:00:25:43

Word Made Flesh

6/19/2019
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June is Pride Month, which means that people around the world are gathering to honor the LGBTQ community with parades, parties, and celebrations of all kinds. Bushwick is home to one of New York’s most dynamic LGBTQ scenes and this month has some surprises in store, like the latest showcase from the neighborhood's very own queer, feminist theater company, Sacred Circle Theatre. This week, we’re going behind the scenes of Sacred Circle to learn more about how they’re reimagining theater to...

Duration:00:37:46

r e g i o n (e s): SUD

6/13/2019
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Later this summer, spaces throughout Bushwick will be taken over by r e g i o n (e s), a radical new art series using the power of performance to explore complicated topics like community and Latin American identity. This week, we sat down with some of the folks behind the series as they prepare for this ambitious new program. AFTER THE EPISODE: Our sincere thanks to Juan Pablo, luciana, Mariangela, Cecilia, STEFA, and all the folks working to bring r e g i o n (e s) to the community. The...

Duration:00:32:09

Garbage Situation

5/30/2019
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Summer is fast approaching in Bushwick, and as the streets fill with people emerging from our cool, rainy Spring, they're also filling with something else: trash. This week, we sit down with the leaders behind Clean Bushwick Initiative to unpack the surprising ways they’re reimagining how the community can keep the neighborhood clean and livable for everyone. AFTER THE EPISODE: Our sincere thanks to Nicole, Kristen, Debora and all the volunteers who help keep Bushwick clean. You can find out...

Duration:00:30:15

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