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Bushwick is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA. Founded in 1661 by Governor Peter Stuyvesant as Boswijck, it is the site of some of the earliest settlements in Brooklyn that date to the middle of the 17th century. Bushwick officially became a part of Brooklyn in 1854. For other meanings, see Brooklyn (disambiguation). ... Events January 6 - The fifth monarchy men unsuccessfully attempt to seize control of London. ... A governor is also a device that regulates the speed of a machine. ... Peter Stuyvesant, ca. ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...

Originally home to Dutch, German, and Scandinavian settlers, Bushwick is now a predominantly Hispanic and Black neighborhood. Present day borders are Flushing Avenue to the north, Cemetery of the Evergreens to the south, Queens to the east, and Broadway to the west. Queens Borough in New York City, in yellow Queens is the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in area. ...

Although Bushwick is one of the poorest sections of Brooklyn, it has seen a recent influx of young artists and students fleeing skyrocketing rents in Williamsburg and Manhattan. With gentrification, real estate developers have tried to rechristen western portions of Bushwick "East Williamsburg", much to the amusement and skepticism of Bushwick residents who still remember the devastating lootings and fires of 1977.

The Myrtle Ave./Wyckoff Ave. bus and subway hub is currently being renovated into a state of the art transportation hub, expected completion, early 2005.

Notable Bushwick residents/former residents

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History of Bushwick - Rapid Development (253 words)
Bushwick Avenue, the street of mansions for brewers and doctors, was developed between 1880 and 1915: the Irving Avenue area between 1900 and 1913.
Bushwick High School at 400 Irving Avenue was opened in 1913 and counts among its former students, Joseph Hirshorn and Irving Thalberg.
Bushwick homes were designed in the Italianate, Neo Greco, Romanesque Revival, and Queen Anne styles by well known architects.
Bushwick, Brooklyn: Information from Answers.com (2212 words)
Bushwick Shore was cut off from the other villages in Bushwick by Bushwick Creek to the north and by Cripplebush, a region of thick, boggy shrubland extending from Wallabout Creek to Newtown Creek, to the south and east.
Bushwick residents called Bushwick Shore "the Strand." Farmers and gardeners from the other Bushwick villages sent their goods to Bushwick Shore to be ferried to New York City for sale via a market at present day Grand St. Bushwick Shore's favorable location close to New York City lead to the creation of several farming developments.
Bushwick is about a safe as Williamsburg with Bushwick's 83rd precinct seeing one less murder (0) and two more rapes (2), three less robberies (7), and seven more felonious assaults (12), but also five more burgurlaries (11) and three less grand larcenies (5) the week of 10/9-10/15, 2006 than the 90th precints of Williamsburg.
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