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The Graffiti Scene in Bushwick, Brooklyn

Bushwick, Brooklyn - See my Story

A few years ago, Bushwick was a grim, dangerous neighborhood with empty warehouses, abandoned factories and small, poorly maintained boarding houses. Other parts of Brooklyn had been discovered as Manhattan real estate was priced for fund managers, investment bankers and Russian investors with too much cash.

But Brooklyn waterfront neighborhoods like Brooklyn Heights and Williamsburg were affordable for those with six-figure incomes. And almost suddenly Bushwick's gritty look became attractive; and the warehouses became lofts, the private housing was cleaned up and the old factories became part of the city's media and fashion worlds.

And the old concrete walls became canvases for the local artists.

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  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (9 Sep 2013):

    Voted. Well done!

  • Wayne Michael

    Wayne Michael gave props (9 Sep 2013):

    Good .. I like it

  • JPG

    JPG gave props (15 Sep 2013):

    Congrats on Story of the Week!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (16 Sep 2013):

    wonderful - voted and congrats on story of the week!

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford   gave props (16 Sep 2013):

    Congratulations on "Story of the Week"

  • Aaron Schwartz

    Aaron Schwartz   gave props (17 Sep 2013):

    Congrats, Robert, on Story of the Week! Well deserved.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey   gave props (17 Sep 2013):

    Congratulations, well deserved!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (18 Sep 2013):

    CONGRATULATIONS AND WELL DESERVED.... You are a great story writter Robert...

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Sep 2013):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Sep 2013):

    Congrats on making Story of the Week!

  • Meggie Schwendemann

    Meggie Schwendemann gave props (21 Sep 2013):

    Congratulations ! :-)

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (24 Sep 2013):

    Congrats for this story and the beautiful shots you did!!

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