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Bushwick is booming, but it hasn’t always been that way

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Bushwick may be considered one of the coolest and artistic neighborhoods in Brooklyn, but that wasn’t always the case. Founded by Dutch settlers in the 19th Century, the neighborhood was primarily used to farm food and tobacco. Along with the growth of Brooklyn came the growth of the goods manufactured in Bushwick. Soon Eastern Europeans…

Boss Babes Series #4: Boundary Breaking, Bridge Building, Babe

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March is Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day is March 8. We are proud to present a series of articles about some serious NYC and Brooklyn boss babes both past and present! Enjoy! You know the iconic image of the Brooklyn Bridge as well as you know you own hand. You can count the…

How a Brooklyn Brewery Owner Stared Down the Mob

This is all kinds of awesome! If the opening line of this article doesn’t make you want to read more, we don’t know what will! “Brooklyn Brewery’s first major challenge wasn’t cash flow or troublesome employees, it was the mob.” Check out the Brooklyn Brewery on our SUNDAY FUNDAY BROOKLYN TOUR. Read the full Inc…