The Graffiti Scene in Bushwick, Brooklyn
By Robert Sand
9 Sep 2013
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.