During the spring of 2019 I started writing for a local publication in Brooklyn, called Bushwick Daily. BD covers everything from local news to community events in Bushwick, East Williamsburg, Ridgewood and Bedford Stuyvesant. Working for a publication that serves a community has been extremely rewarding. Readers regularly reach out to tell me how they personally relate to a story I’ve written.
And here’s a list of the individual pieces.
Only 1 in 8 Bushwick Schools Offer Student-Run Newspapers. Does This Affect Local Journalism?
An investigative piece explores why local schools cannot offer journalism electives and how it affects our community.
Sustainable Brooklyn Bridges the Gap Between the Environmental Movement and Communities of Color
Sustainable Brooklyn’s Dominique Drakeford and Whitney McGuire are on a mission to make the environmental movement more inclusive.
Ridgewood Representatives Discuss Bills Impacting Local Rental Market with Community Members
How and what is impacting the rental market in Ridgewood?
Local Bartender Brings to Light Bushwick's Millennial Alcoholism Through Short Film
A personal story of a local bartender explores the hardship of young adult alcoholism in Bushwick.
New Bushwick Murals Send a Powerful Message About Mental Health Awareness
New art in Bushwick reminds us we are not alone in our struggles.
Blurring the Lines Between Art and Ad: Colossal Media Creates Hand Painted Murals in Bushwick
Colossal Media is celebrating their 15th anniversary and seek new ways to experiment with modern advertisement.
The Shape-Up Bushwick Parade Aims to Raise the Community's Awareness of Living a Healthy Lifestyle
”Hot dogs and hamburgers—although they’re fun—are not the healthiest.”
LitterRally: New Clean-Up Event Comes to Bushwick with Meditation, Music and Dancing
Clean up the streets of Bushwick with this fun and upbeat group!
Find Out Why Bed-Stuy Residents Are Commuting to Dumbo for Yoga
Two women of color started an inclusive, diverse, and body positive movement.
Bushwick Mainstay and Community Hub, Little Skips, Is Closing Its Doors Due to Rent Increase
Linda Thach shares how she is sad to see it go, but won't try to replicate it elsewhere.
Bushwick Food Co-Op Suffered Fire Damaging Entire Store
The local community co-op suffered a fire damaging the entire store.
Bushwick Bark's Fifth Annual Fundraiser Returns with a Doggy Pool Party
Save dog lives, while cooling off with your fluffy friends at this ice cream pool party.
Espinal Passed Bill Prohibiting Businesses to Refuse Cash in NYC
With 30 percent of Bushwick residents underbanked and 20 percent unbanked, it is imperative that businesses accept cash.
Brooklyn VS Queens: The Battle of the Boroughs at Arbitration Rock Is Back at the Onderdonk House
Join the fun and celebrations on August 17 on the border of Bushwick and Ridgewood!
Dine on a Budget at Grand Street Restaurant Week in East Williamsburg
Explore the local food scene with fixed menu prices run from $12 to $35 for three course dinners.
Bushwick Food Co-Op Needs Your Help to Recover From Fire Damage
The neighborhood staple is throwing a fundraiser to help alleviate the financial burden after fire damage.
New Bushwick Concept Store from a POC Team Inspires a Perpetual Sunday Mood
Five local creatives opened a curated concept store with products they believe in.
Books Are Not Dead at This New Bed-Stuy Bookstore-Coffee Shop Hybrid
Bushwick secondhand bookstore expands into Bed-Stuy and merges with local coffee shop.
Gentrification: WTF Does It Mean, For Real?
A new workshop comes to Bushwick to educate the community on everything gentrification.
Stirred, Not Shaken: Amor Y Amargo Comes to Williamsburg
The celebrated Lower East Side bar opens a new, larger outpost in Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Historical Society Focuses on Slavery and 400 Years of Inequality
The October lecture series will feature talks, screenings and plays on redlining, the criminal justice system, reparations and more.