Growing from a small farming community to an established manufacturing neighborhood, Bushwick in Brooklyn has seen many changes over the years. In the 1970’s it was greatly affected by riots and looting and has struggled to find it’s economic footing ever since. In the midst of finding it’s identity as gentrification knocks at its door, Bushwick’s artist community has been growing over the recent decades.
The Bushwick Collective is a street art gallery that attracts local artists as well as artists from around the world. Check out this New York Times article to learn the back story. During my visit, the murals were particularly striking as they contrasted with the city grime post snowfall.