Bushwick Evictions Are On The Rise

bushwick evictions on the rise

Bushwick evictions rise while Brooklyn sees overall decline

North Bushwick saw an increase in evictions from 15 to 20 from January 2018 through March 2019. While it doesn’t seem like a lot, Brooklyn experienced a 8% decrease in general.

Study suggests that neighborhoods like Bushwick, Kensington, Brownsville, Borough Park and Coney Island have higher concentrations of evictions.

These neighborhoods tend to have higher rent burdened tenants than other areas where residents pay more than half their salary in rent.

Several bills are currently enacted to offer stronger tenant protections.

What percentage of income do you think should go towards rent?


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Mayor’s $173 Million Affordable Housing Purchase Mired in Controversy.

Questions are raised why the purchase of 17 apartment buildings by the city for $173 million dollars came about.

The purchase price was well above the appraised value by an independent appraiser by approximately $30 millions dollars.

In addition, the landlord’s lawyer had previous business ties with Mayor De Blasio. The lawyer once raised money for de Blasio’s political action committee.

The Mayor dismisses the criticism saying it doesn’t matter. He indicated his administration was fulfilling a pledge to “convert these buildings to permanent affordable housing to get people out of a situation that’s not so good.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer is requesting information and documents from the Mayor’s office to determine who the inflated price came about. So far, he has yet to receive any documents from his office.

Do you think the Mayor should be transparent and turn over documents to the City Comptroller’s office?


The original Ocean Hill is not where you think.

I’m sure most of us know that Ocean Hill rests on the border of Bedford Stuyvesant and Bushwick.

The name stems from the ability to view the ocean from its highest perch.

However, The Brownstone Detectives researched the name to discover that the original Ocean Hill is not where we’ve grown to know it.

Dating back to 1838, its origin begins at the Greenwood Cemetery made famously by George Washington during the American Revolution.

Read the link in this post to discover more about both areas owning the same name.

Did you know about the origins of the name Ocean Hill?


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