Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Gisele Regatao : Senior Editor, Culture, WNYC News
The Bushwick Open Studios art festival is presenting over 600 shows this weekend — and summer festivals start next week.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
"I am a life-long resident of Bushwick, Brooklyn - a beautiful community besieged by gun violence" - Jesus Gonzalez.
*Mr. Gonzalez will be live chatting about gun control and school safety with Radio Rookies and Youth Radio from 1-2pm.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Mesmerizing psychedelic videos made up of flashing numbers and looping lines by Charles Atlas are on view at Luhring Augustine's newly opened Bushwick gallery. The exhibition, The Illusion of Democracy, includes two video installations by Atlas that have never before been seen in New York.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Even with over 300 galleries in Chelsea, many younger artists struggle to have their work seen and promoted. To that end, we've highlighted eight alternative arts destinations to explore in the city.
Monday, August 15, 2011
By Marlon Bishop : WNYC Culture Producer
Luhring Augustine is moving art it doesn't have room to display at its 24th St. Manhattan gallery to a new 12,000 square-foot storage space in Bushwick, and will use 2,000 square feet as an exhibition space.
Friday, April 22, 2011
By Julia Furlan : WNYC Culture Producer
Bushwick has some of the lowest recycling rates in the city. Residents are hoping to change that with education and theater.
Friday, March 04, 2011
By Julia Furlan : WNYC Culture Producer
Bushwick's third SITE festival, which celebrates performance art in the neighborhood's myriad art venues, will take place on Saturday and Sunday.
Monday, January 31, 2011
By Jennifer Hsu
A couple of years ago, John Parker decided to build an incubator in his home to start making tempeh from scratch. Since then, it has turned into a vocation. Meet this fermentation fanatic in Bushwick, Brooklyn, as he creates his latest batch of soybean cakes.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
The family of a mentally ill man, Gamalier Reyes, plans to sue the NYPD for beating him so brutally, they say he'll need facial reconstruction surgery. Relatives and supporters gathered today outside of the 83rd Police Precinct in Bushwick, Brooklyn, holding photographs of Reyes' damaged face. Last Saturday, when Reyes, who is schizophrenic, refused to take his medicine, his mother called his social worker, who then called 911. Zully De La Cruz, Reyes' sister, says when the police arrived they used unnecessary force on her brother, who was upset, but not violent:
Friday, March 27, 2009
By Amy Pearl
Pet owners, like everyone else, are being squeezed in this down economy and looking for ways to save. In Bushwick, Brooklyn recently, about 25 cats and dogs lined up for low-cost vet care. The mobile clinic, run by The ASPCA, charges $75 to spay or neuter a pet and the same services are free if you are on public assistance.
Oscar and his owner Caesar wait to take advantage of low-cost spay/neuter services in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Pit bulls make up a disproportionate number of dogs that enter the shelter system in the city. Joel Lopez of the ASPCA says he started drooling when he saw the two pit bulls come to get spayed.
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Two Bronx residents have been indicted in the murder of José Sucuzhanay, an Ecuadorian immigrant who was beaten to death on a cold night last December, as he walked arm-in-arm with his brother, Rommel. Witnesses reported that the defendants, Hakim Scott and Keith Phoenix, yelled racial and homophobic slurs while attacking the brothers. Phoenix and Scott are being charged with murder in the second degree as a hate crime, manslaughter, assault and attempted assault.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes says if the two men are convicted of all counts, his office will seek the maximum sentence--78 years to life in prison.
HYNES: “The case is a clear message that society simply cannot permit cretins to target anyone because of sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, religion or gender.”