Welcome to Bushwick!


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Albrecht, Laurel and Ogawa, Asuka; 2011

The Bushwiki

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.




The Objective

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 Neighborhood

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:

http://www.arch.columbia.edu/files/gsapp/imceshared/Bushwick_Avenue_Preservation_Plan_2011.pdf




The Area










List of tags used-tags indicate subjects related to that page

  1. 1- Buildings Lacking Age, Architectural Character, and Integrity
  2. 2- Historic Buildings with Integrity Issues
  3. 3- Historic Buildings that Contribute to Historic Context
  4. 4- Notable Historic Buildings
  5. 5- Highly Signficant Historic Buildings
  6. apartment
  7. architect
  8. architecture
  9. arion
  10. beaver
  11. belvidere
  12. bleecker
  13. block
  14. block 3131
  15. block 3133
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  17. block 3135
  18. block 3137
  19. block 3150
  20. block 3160
  21. block 3162
  22. block 3170
  23. block 3171
  24. block 3205
  25. block 3225
  26. block 3226
  27. block 3229
  28. block 3230
  29. block 3231
  30. block 3263
  31. block 3273
  32. block 3283
  33. block 3284
  34. block 3294
  35. block 3295
  36. block 3304
  37. block 3313
  38. block 3321
  39. block 3322
  40. block 3331
  41. block 3340
  42. block 3348
  43. block 3349
  44. block 3357
  45. block 3366
  46. block 3367
  47. block 3373
  48. block 3374
  49. block 3380
  50. block 3381
  51. block 3387
  52. block 3388
  53. block 3394
  54. block 3395
  55. block 3401
  56. block 3408
  57. broadway
  58. bushwick
  59. bushwick avenue historic district
  60. church
  61. commercial
  62. cozine & gascoine
  63. detached single-family house
  64. dwelling
  65. eldert street
  66. ellery
  67. evergreen
  68. f holmberg
  69. fayette
  70. flushing
  71. gates
  72. greene
  73. h vollweiler
  74. hancock
  75. harman
  76. history
  77. industrial building
  78. institution
  79. jefferson ave
  80. jefferson street
  81. lafayette
  82. locust
  83. mansion
  84. melrose
  85. menahan
  86. navigation
  87. palmetto
  88. park
  89. proposed district
  90. real estate record index
  91. rowhouse
  92. stanwix
  93. tenement
  94. theobald engelhardt
  95. troutman
  96. ulmer residential historic district
  97. van buren
  98. weirfield
  99. william ulmer
  100. woodbine