For the past 20 years, Bushwick has been experiencing a revitalization. Skyrocketing Manhattan rent and real estate prices have made the outer boroughs more attractive places to live, and this neighborhood—only a quick ride from the City by car service—has benefited from that. It now boasts many fascinating destinations and unique places to eat. Below is a brief guide to visiting this flourishing area.
What to Do in Bushwick
Bushwick is home to a lot of independently operated galleries run by the artists themselves. Check out Momenta Art to view local contemporary artwork, music, and visuals. There's always something planned in this vibrant area. Additionally, visit the Bushwick Collective, a huge outdoor gallery that celebrates street art and graffiti. Everything is within walking distance or a short ride via a car service.
Maria Fernandez Park is an ideal place to stretch your legs, walk your dog, enjoy some pickup basketball, or relax and watch the skateboarders. It's a popular destination for both families and young people, and there is always a lot of activity. Enjoy the street artists and music buskers or lay out a blanket and enjoy a picnic lunch.
The Shops at the Loom is a collection of boutique shops, including handmade goods retailers, tattoo shops, a yoga studio, a bike shop, and even gallery space. You might wander in for a brief look and find yourself still browsing, hours later. Around the way, Better Than Jam offers cutting-edge clothes, accessories, and jewelry by local designers and craftspeople.
What to Eat in Bushwick
Roberta's is a Bushwick icon, a chic Italian-food restaurant housed in a Bohemian, graffiti-covered building. Their creative menu, which includes coffee-roasted beets, is adventurous and unique.
Tortilleria Los Hermanos
This unassuming eatery doubles as a tortilla factory. Housed in a former garage, it offers delicious Mexican fare at head-shakingly low prices. Be sure to try the house-made hot sauce.
This upscale eatery specializes in quirky pasta dishes and slightly off-center American fare. It is a terrific destination for a date night and is ideal for those seeking an authentic Brooklyn experience. Housed in a converted warehouse space, the decor includes high ceilings and salvaged wood, and the food is all served on artisan ceramic plates.
If you need a car service to visit Bushwick, contact Brooklyn Radio Dispatcher. They are based in New York City and serve all five boroughs. They have more than 30 years of experience bringing visitors around the area. They also specialize in airport, corporate, and non-emergency medical transportation. Call them at (718) 384-4444 to arrange a car service, or visit their website to learn more about the company.