Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Video Tour of Bushwick, Brooklyn

Since Greenjeans is located in Park Slope and we love Park Slope, many people think that Jae and I also live in Park Slope.

In fact, we live in Bushwick, a neighborhood in the northeast corner of Brooklyn. It's an old Catholic working class neighborhood, originally populated with German immigrants, then Italian, and now mostly Puerto Rican and Dominican.

Jae moved here about 7 years ago to find affordable studio space. Since then, there has been an influx of artist/musician types moving into the renovated warehouses that are cheaper to rent than their Williamsburg equivalents.

Our dear friend and down-the-hall neighbor, Hrag Vartanian, moved in at the same time as Jae. Hrag is a journalist who has been researching and writing about Bushwick for many years.

Recently, the Wall Street Journal tapped Hrag to give a tour of Bushwick and show how the neighborhood is changing. I share it with you today to give you a glimpse into this wonderful, little-known Brooklyn neighborhood and get a sneak peek into the place where we live!

To view the video (which is under 2 minutes long), go to WSJ.com/video and click the video underneath the "Pursuits" tab about Brooklyn gentrification.

In other news, I'll be at the opening for Radical Lace and Subversive Knitting at the Museum of Arts and Design tonight. Can't wait to report!

Way to represent, H!

View of Bushwick out my window today

1 comment:

emilyg said...

Check out this article on Bushwick Inlet that we recently ran on Waterwire.net, as well. Tons of intrigue: developers, a power plan, community activists...

http://www.waterwire.net/News/fullstory.cfm?ContID=1963