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Maria Hernandez park in Bushwick. Eagle file photo by Lore Croghan

Overused and under-maintained: How city’s rezoning plan could affect Bushwick’s parks

October 15 | Alex Williamson

A new report from nonprofit group New Yorkers for Parks highlights the need for more open space in Bushwick, and warns that the city’s proposed rezoning plan for the neighborhood, which is expected to bring in thousands of new residents, could strain Bushwick’s already scarce parkland. The report found that, of 14 total “open space […]

After Kaporos: The Bushwick brownstone that serves as a chicken rescue center

October 9 | Alex Williamson and Charlie Innis

Throughout the three days leading up to Yom Kippur, the “Day of Atonement” in Judaism, roughly 50,000 chickens are slaughtered in pop-up butcher stands in the streets of Hasidic communities in Crown Heights, South Williamsburg and Borough Park. Animal rights activists have protested the ritual, called Kaporos or Kapparot, for nearly a decade, most opting […]

Brooklyn Supreme Court. Eagle file photo by Rob Abruzzese

Brooklyn man charged with murder in cyclist’s death

September 27 | Noah Goldberg

A Brooklyn man was arraigned on murder charges for allegedly chasing down and running over a cyclist in Bushwick in September in a gruesome crash caught on surveillance video, prosecutors announced Friday. The defendant — Korey Johnson — allegedly witnessed another man breaking into his 2003 Jeep Grand Cherokee on Broadway Avenue near Ellery Street […]

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