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Welcome to Bushwick!
Albrecht, Laurel and Ogawa, Asuka; 2011
The Bushwiki is a pool of resources and information on the historic Bushwick Avenue community in Brooklyn, NY. It was created by a group of graduate students in the Columbia University Historic Preservation 2011 Spring Studio with the goal of highlighting Bushwick's history and community. We plan to hand this wiki over to our partners, the students and teachers at the New York City Academy of Urban Planning, so that they can continue to maintain the site. We hope the community will use, share, and add to this collection. On the left hand side of this page, you will find links to the different properties and types of information we researched--we have collected information on the community's historic fabric, as well as community resources that will be useful in creating a preservation plan.
Bushwick Avenue is a distinctive residential enclave within the City of New York. Our study area is Bushwick Avenue between Flushing Avenue and Eldert Street and some selected sidestreets, which we have included in our proposed historic districts. In the context of broader redevelopment strategies, an enhanced and socially-inclusive historic preservation plan can help identify and foster awareness of heritage resources, connecting residents of this diverse area to the urban landscape and to one another. Our study of the Bushwick Avenue corridor suggests there is an enormous potential for the implementation of historic preservation practices and future community revitalization initiatives. Not only will this provide Bushwick with the tools to retain its unique and distinctive character, as well as provide a framework for responsible growth, it will also help connect residents to the history and meaning of place in ways that can enrich and empower them. We recognize that each community has a unique culture and history--this is about giving the Bushwick community the tools and resources to control and shape the future of their community so that its historic and cultural resources are not lost.
The Bushwick study area is defined by:
A mix of building types
Industrial/manufacturing buildings at the northern area of the study area
Relatively low-scale buildings, especially unique along a wide avenue
64.4% of buildings built between 1880-1915; lends a strong late-19th century character
A historically diverse population in terms of socioeconomic status and ethnicity, which continues today
The legacy of the 1977 New York City Blackout and the community efforts in the aftermath
Link to Final Report:
List of tags used-tags indicate subjects related to that page
1- Buildings Lacking Age, Architectural Character, and Integrity
2- Historic Buildings with Integrity Issues
3- Historic Buildings that Contribute to Historic Context
4- Notable Historic Buildings
5- Highly Signficant Historic Buildings
bushwick avenue historic district
cozine & gascoine
detached single-family house
real estate record index
ulmer residential historic district
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