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Area56,610,142 sq ft
MapMap of Bushwick
Listing(s)54 no-fee
Buildings192 rental buildings
10 condo buildings
34 coop buildings

Neighborhood Profile

Bushwick's northern / western side is semi-industrial and still rather desolate, although the part close to Knickerbocker Avenue has some traditional row houses.

Apartments & Real Estate

Above Flushing Ave, in the vicinity of the Morgan Ave L stop, there are many industrial lofts, many of them seemingly raw. This attracts young artists (and people who think of themselves as such). Below Flushing Ave, traditional apartments are available for very reasonable prices.

Selected Rental Buildings

See all Bushwick Rental Apartment Buildings (192 buildings)

Selected No-Fee Rental Listings

$2,800 3-Bedroom at 1223 Bushwick Avenue
$4,400 4-Bedroom at 669 Bushwick Avenue
$3,300 4-Bedroom at 112 Cooper Street, 1000 sq ft
$2,475 3-Bedroom at 294 Harman Street
$3,460 3-Bedroom at 184 Noll Street

See all Bushwick No-Fee Rental Apartments (54 total)

Condo & Co-op Buildings

See all Bushwick Condo Apartment Buildings (10 buildings)

See our list of Bushwick Co-op Apartment Buildings (34 buildings)


Generally speaking, Bushwick is a low-income, majority-Hispanic neighborhood with small enclaves of relatively young, mostly non-Hispanic and middle-class residents, most of whom moved here after 2001. About 20% of the neighborhood's residents receive public assistance (not including Medicaid-only recipients).

Currently, two new groups are moving in - the artsy crowd moving into former (or current) warehouses around the Morgan Avenue L stop and families taking up residence along Knickerbocker Avenue. These newcomers (particularly, former Manhattan and Williamsburg residents) bring with them a demand for more services and stores. It should be noted, however, that far from everyone is excited to see the newly arrived "hipsters" invade this low-end locale: some residents are openly and vocally opposed to gentrification (on the grounds that it displaces current residents).

Historical Notes

Originally a working-class German and Irish immigrant neighborhood, Bushwick deteriorated steadily throughout the 60s and 70s as the original population was moving out. Crime was increasing rapidly, drugs gradually came to be sold more or less openly and arsons were frequent. The neighborhood, by then already one of the most violent and drug-riddled, was damaged further during the blackout looting and arsons of 1977: many stores, particularly along Broadway, were burned to the ground. And in the 1980s, the crack epidemic brought even more problems to Bushwick.

Although the neighborhood saw some residential construction in the 1990s, it remained poor and crime-infested. Around 2000, however, a putative break with the past was already on the horizon. Fleeing the rapid gentrification of Williamsburg, new quasi-middle class residents (mostly white and recent college graduates) began to settle in Bushwick, and the neighborhood quickly attained the status of the new "edgy" place in the city.

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Current Rental Statistics

Studio$2,800 $2,800 1
1-Bedroom$1,975 $2,172 3
2-Bedroom$2,350 $2,427 11
3-Bedroom$2,800 $2,917 21
4-Bedroom$3,500 $3,751 17
5-Bedroom$5,200 $5,200 1
see all Bushwick Rental Apartments
rental statistics as of 06/Oct/2015.