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New York Aims For Efficient Vaccination Process At New Community Hubs
"Up its first vaccine hubs tomorrow. Steve Burns has this. The tables in the cafeteria here. University Heights High School are good to go, complete with face shields, disinfectant and red containers to throw out used needles the whole process of turning a vaccine into a vaccination. Takes about 30 minutes. City Health Commissioner Dave Choksi says they can do about 2000 vaccinations a day at each hub site. The others are in Bushwick in Jamaica, and with the state's announcement about expanded eligibility. Sites like this one will be able to serve even more New Yorkers starting Monday. Including teachers, first responders and people. 75 older, the city says these hubs, mega sites, pop up clinics and more forming a big network of vaccine access points. State Senator Louisa Pulver to says they'll be watching the rollout, especially in hard hit areas like this one. We're going to hold their feet to the fire. We're going to push like hell. I take no excuses. Our community suffered too much in the South Bronx. Steve Burns, WCBS news radio 80 and a new
At Least Five Women Assaulted At New York Morgan Avenue Subway Station Since November
"Trend. Six women have been attacked in separate incidents at the Morgan Avenue subway station in Brooklyn. Since November, CBS two's Alley Bellman spoke with one of the victims in Bushwick. I don't want this to tap into somebody else, but police say it has happened to at least five other women since all at the same subway station on all the victims between 24 32 years old, including Bianca Fortis, who was attacked there on December 28th. Two days later, police arrested 50 year old Benny walks charged with four counts of third degree assault. He was arraigned and released that three days after that, police say, another woman was pushed down the stairs and hit in the face by a strange man at the same subway station was just doing it for sport. I guess, Wakefield says if she ever saw her attacker again I would just want to make him apologize to his own mother. Police have not made any arrests for the most recent attack. They say the investigation continues.
Cuomo, de Blasio Look to Increase New York City Vaccination Pace
"Of land to increase the city's vaccination capacity, using public school buildings as hubs for a larger community. So in Brooklyn at the Bushwick Educational Campus Queens at Hillcrest High School, the Bronson South Bronx Educational campus. Starts Sunday. This is a model to start getting us to the grassroots. We could make so much impact today. There are 125 Covad vaccination sites. De Blasio says There will be 160 by the weekend with a goal of opening 250 by the end of the month. He's not happy with the pace of the vaccine rollout Governor Cuomo threatening to find hospitals that are slow to vaccinate their staff and removed them from the vaccination program. Calling out the slowest hospitals by name. National University 19% Martha Fewer only 30% New York City, H and H. Only 31% was just the medical center. Only 32% of the governor says. For now, the vaccination process is not moving fast enough to keep pace with the post holiday viral spread. How was some hospitals that 99% And some hospitals that 15%. The state has now topped 8000 hospitalizations for the first time since May 7th and the statewide positivity rate is at 8.34%. Al
Indiana student shot, killed by stray bullet in Brooklyn
"Gunfire in Brooklyn early this morning, claiming the life of a 20 year old man from Indiana, a college student hit by a stray bullet, officials say. Cops say it happened on Eldard Street near Bushwick Avenue in Bushwick around 2 30 this morning. Victim, identified as Ethan Williams, a student from Indianapolis, shot in the chest by that stray bullet sources telling 10 10 wins. He was not the intended victim, later pronounced dead at Wycoff Medical Center. Again. Sources selling in 10 10 10 wins as well. He was apparently not the intended target. Police saying the victim was sitting with friends on a stoop in the gunfire broke out like seven shots, reported witnesses also telling cops they saw a man fleeing the scene. No arrest yet still ongoing. Investigation.
Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails with Shannon mustipher
"Shannon. Welcome to milk street. It's really great to be here. Thanks for having me. I love your book Tiki Modern Tropical cocktails. So. What does the Word Tiki me? Where does it come from and what is Tiki cocktail? Sure. So tiki refers from a cultural standpoint to religious practices and iconography from Polynesia, now, where cocktails are concerned Tiki termed applied retroactively. So in the beginning of the age of tropical cocktail, they were called exotic cocktails and we're talking about mid nineteen. Thirties California at don the beachcomber in Bay area then later trader Vic's in subsequent restaurants it was in the mid eighties early nineties when. Polynesian tropical culture enthusiasts mostly in California. Began research those bars and to look into brain those cocktails back that you started to see the word tiki emerged. Let's talk about some of the classics Don Beachcombers, Zombie. What's Zombie As army is a showstopper drink. Okay. So This thing has three different rooms in it. It has Grenadine, which is a pomegranate base, Schuss it Kinda crosses the line in terms sophistication because there's absent attitude shrink, which is a not to New Orleans Ed's more our baseness and you know Elvis's drink beyond the simple run punch that is based on issues like a pumped up. Kinda sexy around punch. and. You know there's some savvy marketing airs not just a cocktail that made it. Popular Abe was the limit two per customer. So people like trying to get it third on trying to order one their friend so I'm you know we're talking about the ingredients of design be, but I think what's the biggest ingredient? There's it's is cultural impact. The my tie. I didn't actually know what was in a my tie until I picked up your book. So what is a my time? Sure so The final change somewhat. But kind of simplify it. Is in most bars, a blend of Jamaican, and Martin Shem rooms or jaw, which is an almond based liqueur slash. Surp- Archer sow in line. Is Simpler to a lot of places make it out to be. What are some of the techniques like washing rumor bourbon? What does that mean? Sure. So washing means is essentially kind of. Another way of saying infusing. Dime Lee Campbell Cameras Bro an idea of taking rendered fat from Bacon. Adding it to whiskey. Giving time to sit at room temperature, and then later froze it so that the solids rose to the top and he skim it off and the result is you get this really Nice creamy texture and depending on what kind of fat we're talking about it can be smokey could be nutty. So as an example, I worked at restaurant called FINCH. Why did the? Same thing would smoked duck breasts fat and rum in the shrink was so crazy I loved to pieces. It was so easy like cheat I done it with coconut oil and rum's Meskel. It does all kinds of wonders no matter what spirit using but it's just a nice way to add a Roma and body and viscosity and just kind of smooth on the out. You must how many okay. In your bar, how many different bottles that you have I stopped counting at one hundred I thought it's kind of comical was look I would look at it daily. I gaze upon it would find this is just a lot going on here but yeah, there's a good amount of figure it's probably two hundred. ME. So here's a question. You know the Martini I think is GonNa get you drunk as fast as possible. That's my take on. The friendship, Para. Tif is to sort of transition you from work to pleasure at the end of the day. What's the role of the TIKI cocktail? In other words? What is it that it's really really about besides the flavors. First, and foremost fun you know and. Mystery adventure discovery I've had some of the best nights of my life in Tiki bars because the mood is a reverent. I. Just love that that freedom the be freed you get. In a tiki cocktail, a tiki environment. So. What about teachings often have strange interesting containers more much more so than regular cocktails What role does the container plan? All of this it's vital because the fee starts with the is so Tiki takes it mike way over the top like I've seen presentations where you know to try is in vessel is set down in a treasure chest or comes in from barrel. You know comes and coconuts and hollowed out pineapples. You know there's flaming garnishes I once judge the competition. Where the team that from a bar called Paradise Lounge in Bushwick? That is sadly no longer with us. They. Brought it full force. It was a fish tank. With live fish. So the fish were isolated from the cocktail I. There is fishing air which is. Crazy.
Dr. Yusef Salaam And Ibi Zoboi On Punching the Air
"So you both met originally, it was ninety nine. There is a class at Hunter College were you were both attending and I wanna talk about that moment and what what came out of it because I know there was a conversation that began that took you on a walk from sixty eighth straight up to Harlem which for those who are not familiar with New York City is not a walk that's often done. And then it kind of vanished into the background for a number of years before it led to this recent collaboration let's let's sort of put a hold on that for the moment because I'm also curious. So the the decade or so leading up to that meeting and ninety nine was profoundly different experiences of life for each of you. and. I want to talk about that a little bit and then what kind of work away back to that meeting and then fell from there. Why don't we actually start with? Agree with you. I know originally born in Haiti raised in Bushwick in Brooklyn, at a time where for those who know Bushwick these days a lot of times people associated with gentrification a Lotta hipsters amazing street art, and are quote RT's no food eighties and nineties very different place right i. Immigrated to the United States from Haiti in Nineteen eighty-one I was four years old and the neighborhood that my mother could afford and was just me and my mother was Bushwick So bushwick at the time was very broken and dilapidated, very much like the Bronx and Harlem. So these neighborhood attack rundown buildings burnt out buildings because of the economic strife. That was in new. York City in the Seventies. So she rented a top floor apartment in a Brownstone by a friend a friend of a friend another Haitian immigrant who had his own business in the basement floor and he was a tailor and Bush get the time was affordable for a lot of immigrants because it was sort of no man's land. And for a long time. It was just me and her I left Bushwick in nineteen, eighty seven and a we moved to East, New, York Brooklyn, another broken and dilapidated neighborhood. That's another place that she could afford. So as an immigrant, I was aware of New York culture but was not part of it. I. Was a child, of course. So as a single mother. She was very overprotective and I watched New York City through the top floor window of a building or a brownstone apartment, and when I was allowed to play with the neighborhood kids outside I got made fun of in teased. But one important aspect about my growing up in New York City is a level of fear that my mother had. around the neighborhood kids. So I, now I know that kids just being kids they are a product of their environment but as immigrant as a single mother, my mother was a single mother as only her only daughter for a time. Neighborhood Kids were sort of a threat she was mugged in Bushwick Park and she was mugged a few times in fact, and that sort of fear she instilled in me for a very long time up until high school. When I started, you know having boyfriends she still remembered the neighborhood kids being sort of a threat and I was actually in sixth grade in east. New. York. Brooklyn when the Central Park five case had happened but before that I remember on gets in the subway vigilante trial I remember all those other racial violence incidents in New York City I watched it in a news I was a latchkey kid. And this all filtered into just my whole view and perspective of New York City as a child as an immigrant child and as a girl quite frankly. So I mean there there's a sense of danger that that is built into I and I mean if my understanding is also I mean. Part of I know your mom sounded incredibly protective I'm curious also whether that was entirely response just what she was experiencing in and around New York in the eighties where there's some of that also was drawn from the circumstances that led her and you to originally leave Haiti in the first place where she was essentially fleeing a relationship for safety purposes for both of you. A exactly, my mother was broadcast journalist in Haiti and my father was the owner of the radio station and he was thirty years older than her. So. What she was fleeing a sense with another form of Patriarchy that looks somewhat different than it does here in his country in that women go into relationships for financial support in a in a different way or fear there is no choice as I tell young people when I talk about my immigrant story is that there is no sexual harassment in a third world or developing country there is sexual harassment, but there's no calling out. metoo movements look very different in the developing world.
New York shootings: 12 shot, 2 fatally in weekend violence
"At least two people are dead, others in critical condition. At least a dozen people have been wounded a spate of shootings across the city this weekend with a live update now on this deadly weekend. We can. Of course not even done yet. We check in with 10. 10 wins newsman Roger Stern. He's live for us this morning with details on shootings and Darcy. Morning. Roger. Yeah, let's Yeah, Let's start talking about that Brian because it's been a violent weekend. The shooting here took place and one AM along east 102nd Street. A 25 year old man shot in the head dying there on the sidewalk on this block of connected multi family homes, police making no arrests, telling us very little. Neighbors say there had been a loud party down the block lasting into the early morning, but no word yet from cops. If this was somehow connected, then we go to Bushwick of 3:45 A.m.. We're talking about Madison Street. There was a 24 year old man, Elijah Memes. Sitting a dark color to Dan. He was shot several times in the face and elsewhere on his body. No word yet on why or who he went to the hospital and pronounced dead there.
New York City to resume street cleaning for one week
"Street cleaning is coming back to New York City for one week starting next Monday WNYC's Catherine Fung reports merda Blasio says mechanical sweepers will hit the streets to clean up litter that's been piling up in some areas but not everyone has Mr street cleaning these are as unique as the chair of community board seven in sunset park he says he hasn't noticed much of a difference since the service was suspended on March eighteenth not even on commercial corridors it's kind of driven up and down those streets and they're not immaculate but if they're not as bad as I thought we should be talking about mystery cleanings the department of sanitation says that has noticed more letter in other neighborhoods including Bushwick and borough park in Brooklyn mayor Blasio says the city will reassess the frequency of preacher street cleaning
Police: Man Uses Brick To Break Apartment Window, Rapes And Robs Woman Inside
"Police have released surveillance videos and photos of the man who broke into a basement apartment in Brooklyn early yesterday morning and raped a woman who had been sleeping the attacker threw a brick through a window of the apartment on Central Avenue in Bushwick which what the woman up when she confronted him he forced her into a bedroom and raped her he then laughed with her phone and
"bushwick" Discussed on Bushwick Podcast
"This episode is brought to you by Roberta's home of Heritage Radio Network for ten in years Roberta's was founded in Bushwick in two thousand and eight and has become one of the most iconic restaurants in the country each. RN made its home. Inside of Roberta's in two two thousand nine and together they have become part of the diy fabric of the neighborhood. Roberta's the pizza restaurant is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Serve as much more than just the famous wood fired pizzas their team dreams up new salads pastas and sandwiches on the regular Roberta's Tiki bar is alive and well in the back garden serving up frozen drinks in the summer and hot toddy in the winter. Stop by the bakery and takeout spot next door for fresh breads sticky buns ends and pizzas to go and of course there's the two Michelin Star to Blanca tucked away in the garden for truly daring diners. 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So I'd love to explore blurred a little bit more because I think when people here late night or bar they think of things that are more party oriented you know more or like nightlife oriented and it seems like part of. The gradient is a balance between things that are very fun and nightlife oriented. But also things that MAB nothing to do with that and like you're describing wants to give people a space to be themselves and being themselves might mean being sober and talking about issues exactly well. I don't ever want them to be sober. Mach two we got lots of kidding but it does it's a full array. I mean we have the Vegan meet up coming up soon. I'm talking to Regular like media that are for date nights and or Vegan date nights. There's just movie night on on Monday. I mean this is a when you look at it. Looks like a gorgeous venue restaurant. Abana hasn't bar side and has a party it's an array of everything spectrum Chamula. Yeah that's something. I'd like to talk a little bit more about because the presence. Both online and in person of the gradient is one that seems very thoughtful in very well designed and you think about things like the voice of the space and the voice of the brand. What are you trying to say? How does that the voice sound and what does it look like? The voice is saying that we are a casual place that you can go to any night of the week that you feel like you're in a clean comfortable space. The food is amazing. So you can find something to eat whether or not you're Vegan or non Vegan If you're looking for something slightly more unusual than we've got stuff for that to We've got stuff it's it's it's just again. It's like a full spectrum and utilities you can yeah and you can also make it yours like you can come here and you can talk to us about an and event or an idea that you have and we can try to see if there's something we can do with that too like we want this space to it should be different than every other space. And that's our goal and so if people come to us in there like you know what I have this idea for something. That's not been done before. Then we're going to be like George thus bringing let's do it bring it on every I'm telling you every food blogger. We've had the top top food bloggers of all New York City. Come in I would say maybe three out of the ten maybe have even been Vegan. The rest of them. They're out of their mind. fucking blown away out of their mind and they WANNA come back and they can't wait to come back and I'm not sure you like. The food is good. So it's really it's just it's adult spot. We just wanted to take the normal bar and flip it on its head so everything. Maybe we'll do an event that like other bars have but then we'll try to think of some kind of Like something to switch something flip around so it's a little bit unique and different. What's an example? When when you think of that like the female the female comedy show or like what we're going to be doing events with a yes Williamsburg Do New York City or collaborating combranch. Aw are The you know the beers we're going to do a little bit with them any loafing but yeah especially really unique. Events is the women's comedy night. So we're doing like we're doing sort of a lot of the typical kind of things but then we're just tweaking it a bit over these past five months. What does that process been like nick? Finding your legs in terms of what this space is GonNa be. How is it going to operate successfully? Because I'm sure that is just challenging being to run a successful bar with all that is intended to that. In addition to the more movement or mission oriented piece. It seems so important to the gradient. Wow it is so hard everything everything that the the people said about having a bar and restaurant That I was like no. I'm sure it's not that hard you know. It's you put a plus b the and equal see. It's just like everything else. No it's it's a lot more challenging there's so many facets to it especially the way we're doing it because we have again end the food the drink the events were trying to make every event unique so and the food unique and the drinks unique. Everything has to have thought put into it and that it's challenging that is really and then everything else you know. You have a vision for something and it seems very simple to put that vision together out in front of you. But then there's all these hurdles that pop up along the way and everything ends up becoming much more complicated than what you think it should be or you know you hire this person and you think they're fantastic and then the third day in they don't show up or you know you just don't see eye with people and or money you know also it's it's been a rocky road but the doors are open and we are still going strong and just going to get stronger thinking ahead then. Do you feel as though today you have a stronger sense of okay. This is who we are and this okay Every day it gets stronger everyday gets clearer with every new person that we meet to discuss events or every new menu that we create. It just gets stronger and clearer as started to come to that clarity in that strength have been any surprises in terms of. Maybe what you thought the space could be the at the outset versus where it might be tomorrow. The only surprise I would say and I don't know about you guys but for me. The only surprise would be just about the things I didn't know I didn't know for and this is probably anybody listening to this is GonNa be obvious but walking into that space. It was so beautifully done beautifully built out by the previous people that were in that space and I did not realize that having the bar on one side versus the other would make such a huge impact and so it's certain things like that and the space is huge Which makes it very challenging? Because when people walk by hi days we can have twenty-five people in there but the space still seems empty so these are all things that now going forward you know I would know if I was looking at space but being so new to the game as I was. I didn't catch on to these things so a lot. And that's you know. Those are two examples of many other things that were just things. I didn't know I didn't know now as Melissa and the team learn these kinds of lessons they're also learning how to better work with partners in the community to serve their goal of becoming a home for groups throughout Bushwick and beyond and it sounds like while there is a a focus on women's spaces women's issues as he put it Melissa creating a space base for people of all communities that feel as though they may not have spaces here in Bushwacker city more. Broadly are you interested in working with any particular organizations ends or groups. I Don. I'm really terrible with names but it's it is also interesting that your question because we have been starting starting to discuss organizations that we can sort of link up with so that when we do have certain events we can put maybe a percentage of our sales or we can charge in the door or something and that would go to a certain organization that maybe relates to whatever. The event is that we're having or even doesn't really but it's just the one that we choose news for that Specific Day night event so we are looking to work with a lot of organizations. I know that junior meant actually has mentioned a couple to me me and then also Sheena has mentioned some. I don't remember the names of them. They remember them. If you're interested in learning more about the gradient and potentially working together getting in such is simple it in the d. m. when you side into the GM we will tell you to email us. Let's let's drink at the gradient B. K.. Dot Com. That's let's drink at the gradient B. K. dot com and just about the events again like our events are constantly changing. We're constantly adding new things so definitely if you're interested in any of them like please stay doc looking at our instagram and please check our website because constantly we are having new events or we're switching things up And again like if anyone is listening and they they have an idea for something different that involves maybe a group of people that don't generally get to have their voices heard or just something that doc is real and authentic. Just send it in like. That's what we want. We want. We got all that Info and more in the show notes with this week's episode. We'd like to extend our sincere thanks to Melissa Gina Chelsea in the gradient team for taking us behind the scenes of these early days the venue and as always. We'd also like to thank you for listening this week. If you enjoy Bushwick podcast you can do us a huge favor by telling a friend or even by leaving us a review on your favorite podcast platform which helps us reach more new listeners. 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"bushwick" Discussed on Bushwick Podcast
"DOT COM There's just so many different ways you can actively involved which is through social media which is a powerful tool that many folks are are utilizing leising in all movements and then especially as you know. INSTAGRAM is continue to block folks In part of the system as well we've got all that Info and more in the show notes for this week's episode. We'd like to extend our sincere thanks to Nancy and the MIKASA team for sharing more about their work around one of the most consequential show discussions happening in the neighborhood today and as always we'd also like to thank you for listening this week. If you enjoy Bushwick podcast you can do us a huge favor by telling a friend or even by leaving a review on your favorite podcast platform which helps us reach more new listeners. With stories like these we'll be back with another story. You won't WanNa Amiss. But in the meantime we'd love to know what you're interested in hearing and how we can do better getting such by emailing us. Hello Adhere Bushwick DOT COM or deming us on on her instagram at Bushwick podcast. We can't wait to hear from you and we'll see you soon. This program is powered by simple cast. Thanks for listening to Heritage Radio Network. Food Radio supported by you for a freshest content subscribe to our newsletter. Enter your email at the bottom of our web site heritage radio network dot org connect with us on instagram and twitter at heritage underscore radio you can also find us at facebook dot com slash heritage radio network heritage. Radio Network is a nonprofit organization driving conversations to make the world.
"bushwick" Discussed on Bushwick Podcast
"Of me costs. Work seems to be a belief that the best future for the neighborhood is one that invests in the current community. They should be able to invest in what we currently have. You know there is so many instead of being able to begin that cascade of that that will continue to affect our lives. They should continue to see they should begin to do that. Work what is affecting us and you know there's just so many public schools in in in the neighborhoods right now. That don't have any resources. There is so many parks that are underdeveloped. You know they're all these things and I think that you know. BCP talks about parks. We're going to develop them. We're GONNA create more space raise. Actually Bushwick is said to be non Tablada greenspace But in actuality who will it before and that's always a question that we go back you too and in some very most basic question and I think that it's wild to me that these AP Antonio Reynoso are Councilmember Rafael espionage Are Not don't how do they stayed these questions. And Don don't get don't feel like they need to stop this process. You know these are folks that have been Are from New York and have been you know living in these spaces and are from you know and I think he's also just like it goes back to class. Once you jump a class. You know you begin to start to feel that the process works you start to feel that anyone can do it four but there are that is the problem and that is an issue of where we need to remember. You know where we came from. Mikasa of course isn't alone in trying to shape the conversation around rezoning here in Bushwick so currently let me nonprofits are also part of this Decision nonprofits. I've always been part of REZONING decisions the city. Eddie wants to has always reached out to folks in the community So currently the current nonprofits are riseborough. Make the road. A cough am And these organizations have really Have a stake in it. RISEBOROUGH will be able to have new developments developments they will be able to construct and take part of what is the senior housing And I think overall there are these organizations Have a lot of weight to this decision because I they have membership and so they have Folks who are part of their organization organization nonetheless Who are part of calling? You know the city as well you know. They talk about their so many different issues issues that these organizations focus on but overawe and I've been talking about this with with folks about how. Aw How organizations who will have who are when we're talking about low income communities and Black and Brown folks. These are the community these organizations these nonprofits nonprofits are the their membership is low income poor Poor folk let black and Brown folks so when we talk and so so our questions I've I've been going through this Is why are they allowing this to happen. You know and I ended and I think that They truly have the stock that this will be good for Bush wreck that this will be better for their members I I know that make the road has stands like a batteries news out of good rezoning and and so they they have have specific. You know state specific What is it these These organizations have a specific Have eliminated what they specifically want from there. COUNCILMEMBER And I think they. These organizations have are completely necessary to be in our neighborhood. They we do a lot of immigration where they do a lot of housing rights and they continue to teach people about those those two Rights as well just be able to and they do a lot of community programming and without that I a lot of people. We'll be falling into the cracks but it is it is to be to be able to look at what the history is the historical History has been with you know the city working with nonprofits and has been good. You know how do you you know. You could work with the city and in a ways where it's allowing you to continue doing that important work of housing and Immigration and community programming and all that without having to say yes sir resulting You could continue being doing all these things. And all of that is so important unnecessary because we need those resources and the resources that are not over they're not charging us for for them But you could you know Pause and stay you know is really going to be good. You know is actually going to work for my membership and you know it goes back to capitalism awesome and how you want to continue to to profit you know you have Like riseborough has a stake in it of developments and you could just. Hey let's pause this. Can we actually be inclusive and not only allow You know our memberships as nonprofits because it's also very Due to be part of these voices but you know how do we continue to push for a more inclusive community townhall. How do we continue? Need to push for a more folks in Bushwick and but Bettstein who's part of them will be affected an overall aerospace over to be more aware of this process and everything in the city they want to be able to Russia. You know it's it's a sense of time is money do other organizations in the neighborhood hood share Mikasa stance of complete opposition to rezoning. And have you partnered with any other organizations in the neighborhood is part of your work we partner partner with a lot of local grassroots groups And it's banned Brooklyn Anti gentrification work and across cross acidity who are always You know fighting their own zonings as well And overall were all in the same page where it's no resigning will ever ever help us. In a ways where we needed him But in specific It was beginning like nonprofits nonprofits Right now these are the main ones and me and I think there's more and we're always You know working with other organizations that are you know finding ways to to You know we're always working. We're always trying to figure out who who who can be a voice in that in that space and that nonprofit work because neither were all local grassroots groups But right now it's it's for nonprofits. I mean I just. It's a lot of politics in that world. You know and it's about who it over on a lot of people don't talk about it but it's about who has power over the decision making of how the neighborhood will look like And how do we move away in in a ways where it could be. How do we move away from this idea? Power where you know it's more about. How do we bent? How do we allow for decision sue goes back to benefiting the actual people and I think a lot of folks get into into their ego and an end to capitalism and all these things But Yeah we're working Brooklyn onto gentrification work There's always Right now the big auction allowed for against this. EP has allowed us to really built more A more bigger initiative in terms of how gentrification creates all these You know trickles of all these other issues so it was against the the new jails on no new jails and acquaintance anti Queens neighborhood united and take back the Bronx So all these groups is not just just Bush. Rick who's out here trying to fight for Bush wreck it's all these neighborhoods fighting for all of us And that's what we're telling. Clean the city that we know what we need. And we know how to be able to protect our community because window for influencing the city's bureaucracy however however may be closing as the group is working against a plan start to what's called. The euler process the formal procedures by which the city makes changes to land. Use Right right now. We are waiting Working against the time when of of December votes So right now. We're waiting for there's going going to be a believe there's a set meeting for community or for a third Wednesday of the summer So we're we want the to not go through that process and we are fighting against that because the council members will be voting for for this to go through and once that it's already known that once it goes through that step it's really becomes legality It becomes comes of like. How do we legally fight this and were pushing before we even get to that you know we we even get to that point point we want Begin to actively grassroots fight against towers are council members. We voted them in and this is something that they have to be. Continuously reminded and I think this is just one step stores. This timeline is is so specific as we're just the month away from it Yeah I think people are Have Avail- over there. Is You know all community board and Everyone who's been involved in this and it's just like you know reminders that rents have not stopped increasing And whether in just a speculation of a of these Luxury buildings being built the just a speculation. They were waiting for that resorting to occur. It's already allowing for more harassment. More policemen and landlords already. You know pushing rushing folks out and is and that's just the speculation so it was just like while for all these folks to not do that so this is yeah. We're fighting against the December time then before it goes into that process And once I got into that it'll it'll fast track. In the meantime Nancy and Mikasa plan to keep fighting fighting for a process that feels fairer and more equitable for the community. Yeah rezoning is is racist is completely racist In and we are no longer you know our we're voicing this out and we're no longer You know being timid about it eh. And and I think that a lot of folks need to understand that that you know if you're if you WanNa be you know currently look at what were what's currently happening through the plan. The bushwick city plan Bush a community plan. But also just look at the pass. You you know and even in East Harlem you know that There was organizations there Community voices heard. Try To work with folks and with that. And it's just like all these different things where there have been efforts you know the people do want to have access to housing. That is not a question that has never been an issue of that. We're fighting against. We just want affordable housing. That's and we haven't been shown apply that is affordable to us if you're interested in getting involved with Mikasa Noah su-casa or learning about how you can get involved in the broader movement around rezoning getting in touch with Nancy and the team is easy so you can contact us we have Couple actions coming up And internal meetings. That will be happening. That were definitely want more folks folks to be involved and you can follow us. I just stay if you You can be involved by into tears you can be actively Louis involved attending all these meetings participating in the actions and within that you can also just participate in re sharing the information mation that were referring on our social media. c-can on Instagram magazine. And you can also the Emma's if you wanted to be directly involved And then if you WANNA email us and talk more about it You can email out doesn't know Sokaia. NYC JIMA.
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"So many building is worth three Kenyans and so many folks have our You see a lot of street vendors that are Dorian is the so many different things in different institutions like make. These Bodega gone that make the culture and so many block parties and so many barbecues on the street and all of that will be gone And I think that a lot of people take take that That you know as a as a way were while things will change things are happening but this is a sense of community entity so many people have left our country and no longer and have built community here and to have that sense of community is a sense of survival we have. We don't have that you know that. The AH or you know that friend or no longer a friend. That's my idea to you know. Just we're here to support each other in so many different ways. Oh you don't have this okay. I is not just for food is for money is for daycare. It's all these things that innocents percents. We do a survival of like barring that doesn't necessarily involve these new institutions Russians and these new These ways of Copper Eliza or we don't we're not we're trading and services because this is how we are able to take care of each other and I think a lot of that will will being on in most of it has already gone. But that's the main thing is it's all these things that are encompassing Mukasa has a pretty clear cut stance on rezoning. What is your approach to the rezoning process no reasoning now resigning at all At this point We it has historically been known that it has not been for black and Brown folks We think in Williamsburg. We always go back to that because community folks have tried to work with the city tried a whole decade you know and you know have so many conversations and in the end they never they. They didn't get anything from it. Everything changed you can see all of the you can see that on the the bed for waterfront that that is the epitome of what it looks like when the city says they want to work with you you know and it is and it's ironic. Because I grew up going to that waterfront and is it really is for a very specific. The victim graphic Either for Tourism for White folks for even Buji people of color who have that It's an it goes back to class. You know. I think I think a lot of folks talk about you know mixed Race and class as a you know interchangeably but overall the city wants you to to talk. Talk about those things interchangeably But it's not an it. Goes back to these these very specific issues and I think in gentrification those those two things have very specific places in it but within the city. They're just talking about income and they're just WanNa like who can afford it. And how can we continue to profit off those folks in other words on paper. People who are in favor of rezoning may argue that it creates opportunities -tunities for affordable housing but in practice in places like Williamsburg we've seen that communities of color and low and middle income communities are typically typically disadvantaged in the process are completely disadvantage completely. It is just not for us. In the city city. New York City has a huge history of it. Not Being for black and Brown poor people They and then you have to do you better you know. This is a city where we're calling out within this rezoning of Bush Rig Mykonos Gaza stating that the city needs to just do better In terms of not just this but against all these other issues that are connected towers the the displacement the brutality against black and Brown bodies The city just needs to continue to figure out. What is there How are they going to continue building the city for the future that looks that includes US perhaps the biggest difference between Mikasa Noah su-casa and other organizations involved in the conversation around rezoning is that Mikasa believes a truly equitable process simply can't take place within the city's ladies power structures as they currently exist? You cannot take place with these existing par structures As been shown and I think that we we continue to work work within these institutions. Were no longer going to be here. You know if we continue to believe that these institutions can change We will become stagnant and will actually not even we'll won't even be here to become stagnant and at this point we it is is no longer useful to have them and we need. We need community creating decisions for us. You know we. Yeah we need folks who are actually living in these neighborhoods neighborhood Who are actually building in these neighborhoods to be making those decisions decisions about the neighborhood after the break Nancy on why time is of the essence for Mikasa and anyone in the neighborhood who wants their voice to be heard in the rezoning process?.
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"Our customers come in to get a creams and t shirts. They love to talk about their childhood or their teenage years or their college years. I I was living in Nepal and northern India and out there. There's a real famous dish classic dish I should say is called Pyre but it by Golly are as it awkwardly translates in English the lean of the stuffed flat. Bread makers is probably one of the most popular from cheats in orderly tune into meeting three h weekly food news roundup wherever you listen to podcasts. I'm Luke Griffin and you're listening to Bushwick podcast local stories for a strong community each episode. We take you behind the scenes of the artists activists and entrepreneurs ores whose journeys collide in Bushwick a special Brooklyn neighborhood. That's changing faster by the day. Few things consequential to that change as zoning laws is the rules that say what can be built and wear here in the neighborhood today. Bushwick is being considered for what's called a rezoning. The city's formal process for changing those rules and everyone from city. Government officials to local nonprofit leaders seems to have a different opinion on what those new rules should look but one group in the neighborhood neighborhood is attempting to stop the process altogether before it can change the face of Bushwick. Yeah rezoning is is racist is completely erases In and we are no longer are voicing this aisle and we're no longer you know being timid about it and and I think that a lot of folks need to understand that this week we sat down with one of the leaders behind a group fighting to take control troll Bushwick destiny from the city's bureaucracy and put it into the hands of the community. It's Thursday November seventh and this episode is called the battle for Bushwick. Nancy Torres is part of the team behind me. Casa Noah su-casa a group working to stop gentrification in Bushwick and around the city So my name is Nancy Doris. I grew up in Bushwick and I recently joined because Annoy Sokaia and this this into nineteen this year I have been involved. In the periphery And the policier since two two thousand fourteen that had McGovern Gaza initiate it But in until this year finally got involved in an official official collective member you may remember may cost the Noah su-casa from our episode and action at the Bushwick Block party earlier this year when the group staged an art protests at one of the neighborhood's biggest events. So he doesn't also Gaza is an artisan gentrify Anti gentrification collective so we're using our as a a weapon of to call out gentrification to talk about anti-capitalism to talk about The specific issues that are affecting Brown and Black Folks And that is all tied to gentrification so we are using specific mckesson Mukasa started with the illumination lights of placards across the city With stating things like The Connelly's Connelly's a hood What else in Brooklyn is not for sale and all of vacuum about to bring out a way where I lock and broncos votes? I've always been doing art And but as well now connecting it to tying it to our survival there was just so much harassment and You know harassment and pulling of our you know pulling off the roots. I guess I would say of our neighborhood and stating a a- all these developers and landlords take advantage so the folks who began at We're really wanted to have something you know. And not just in the daylight especially at night where where things happen and a lot of folks are not you know you you pass by the neighborhood head and you think okay. You don't see it you feel. It may still be the same but you necessarily don't know that landlords and developers are knocking every day of every hour to get folks to Get Out of the neighborhood or to sell their homes and so that's how it began since we last spoke with the group they've been active at other events around the city recently in October and about It's been about two weeks believe We recently had an action against the Department of city planning and it was an initiative Across the five neighborhoods and this was Many folks Chinatown Art Brigade Take the Bronx Band came about they. All we really wanted to just call out the DP Because of their you know anti-racists anti-racists There we wanted to call the mall to state that this is no they have the power to continue. Can you to remove people from their homes and a very hierarchical way you know. They're not necessarily doing coming into their neighborhood. But they are proving Rezoning rezoning and they're approving Many different initiatives in the city that are allowing for for the Vela pers- to come in here specifically interest. I answer vacation. I'm so some many different folks from the Bronx from Queens Queens neighborhood united came out in the city and we protested in Zuccotti Park And showed up at the front of the building of this EP with Broadway and really wanted to call the mall and it was really We use our. We had so many banners that stated he is new shut down. You know it's not useful anymore at this point it's If you are not helping people if you're not Increasing the the I don't know if you're allowing for folks to be displays moved out of the neighborhoods without any sort of Consequences you know. This is a consequences sequences. We're GONNA come in and disrupt your business. We're going to come and interrupt you because it no longer we can no longer. Just sit back and wait for folks who have these meetings scenes About us and that are not for us and make decisions that are not for. I imagine that for a lot of folks DP the Department of city. Planning thing is a name that they might have heard but they may not be very familiar with what it does or why this is important organization. What is DP? VP and why is it such a large focus of Mika's work. Yeah so the Department of City Planning is the folks who are who do the approval of going into to a rezoning so they right now for them to allow for the city to move forward with a rezoning and as well recently we have approved the four new jails that ever occurred That have been voted into for New York City. And then that was also a way the Blasio Theo used the town halls as a way to maneuver and skip through processes. He's regarding that specific Issue you you know. But in terms of gentrification they are proving the for a re they're they're the ones that say yes or no of a rezoning should move forward or not and at this point. They're the first step in a ways. Where then everything just trickles down an an and they have that power to be able to to to say actually you know how and they have that part to stay? What is your process? And how are you actually involving community and how will this this be truly grassroots community. Organizing where you're hearing from folks who are affected who will be affected in these communities one of the most contentious aspects of the Department of city planning plans here in Bushwick is something called up zoning a type of rezoning that allows for taller denser buildings in the community. Why is that so important that the height of building changes potentially the character of the neighborhood for for folks who maybe haven't I thought a lot about what it means for a neighborhood to be rezoned? What's something that sounds? A straightforward is the height of building has significant consequences for things like gentrification could. Could you connect those dots. So it's definitely so many different things I the buildings that are being constructed. Did we have to look economical Perspective the rents that will be set for those buildings is the AMA the average medium income And those am is our people those rents will be about three thousand out. It's like highest There's there's a certain apartments that will go out sixty percent. Am I You overall anyone living any apartment New apartment in that in those new buildings those Rents will be extremely high for the income that are there surpassing the income of residents. That are already in this neighborhood. So in Bushwick folks are not making you know one hundred twenty twenty percents Ama or fifty dollars folks. Are you know twenty thousand dollars. Twenty five thousand dollars and there are even folks who are making fifteen dollars dollars And you are essentially in the GonNa Economical Perspective Yours essentially a ready blocking all. Aw local residents who may want to move out of their homes for something for a better amenities or better Setup in there maybe WANNA live In a better location but in their neighborhood but you already purposely already blocking in them from being able to rent those apartments because the rents will be so high Second is the next thing in connection to the run is who will be available to able to afford those rents new folks who are not part of this neighborhood and is just I You're GONNA have ending. It's like I always think about how it's all connected in different cities and I think about a lot about California cornea in terms of my sister lives over there and she's always she lives in and she's already stating and this is a non gentrified area very hello income suburbia but Jesus already stating that. Oh it's very you know expensive expense. And then she doesn't want to move anywhere else in California because San San Francisco has gone because of the Google companies. And I think about that here in connection to that because you know Bushwick has changed so radically in terms of what is in the neighborhood and who has come here and it's bars you know it's no longer you know you know there's less and less Bodega. There's less less community spaces in so the folks who will be coming into the neighborhood will be most we'll be most likely are our age millennials. Who are up and coming and have You know fifty thousand dollar salaries sixty thousand dollars. Salaries is or more and it'll be last families from my perspective also just it will not be affordable for Low income families anymore and so they will continue moving out of state as they have been for the past ten years since Bush. Rick has been changing so the second thing of economic who becoming the demographics will becoming And then as well the third thing for me is cultural aspect that will no longer be so as not just a building is like people think of it here okay to sixteen storeys. It'll be too high Wide create more space But it's not just oh you will. You're blocking who's going to be in those buildings you are allying for. You have a very specific focus who you want in this community and third is by side. Doing those things are allowing those I who things you no longer have the community that created this community so that culture that could do that amaze books that makes Bushwick as no longer here. You know it's been blocked Brown And then from I my family's Ghana and I remember so many folks..
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Kelly Ripa responds to backlash over son in 'extreme poverty' joke
"There may not know Jimmy Kimmel is in Brooklyn this week broadcasting from there is why he does every couple of years but it comes comes to Brooklyn which means you get for the New York people who won't fly to LA to do his show and they all do the show here in New York Kelly ripa was on Jimmy Kimmel because her son lives in Brooklyn so her son is attending and why you and why you I don't know if you know this but and why you right now if you don't live on campus I think it's a little cheaper so is anywhere between seventy and fifty thousand dollars a year to go to and why you just to attend and why you how much between fifty and seventy thousand dollars a year I believe it yeah we went to school Maryland that's over fifty grand a year and where my old let's say I know people went to Georgetown seventy five sound now yeah I mean think about that that's three hundred thousand dollars for a four year college education that doesn't include the other stuff the purple stuff the public puts it like three fifty right and you're familiar to earn that set and your mom is Kelly rep but she makes twenty million dollars a year that says salaries that twin for that one hour show that's right I guess she has some endorsements to the probably add to a but for the most part a B. C. just pays or for that nine o'clock show twenty million Bucks in there a long time member she replaced Kathie Lee yeah I know and then she said a lot of men through their Michael Strahan was with her for a while now she's with Ryan Seacrest is so strong she's been the constant yeah I suppose so but I know that show generates that kind of money at that hour of the day at nine o'clock in the morning it's heard a lover yeah she let her she's a great show woman yeah right now she's very good on that show but they but people living a little bit less is getting a lot of slack for this and I and I say kudos to the slack people because this is kind of offensive so here's our son lives in Brooklyn gone and why you she's paying all the money we just said yeah she wants to let him learn how to take care of himself so he's working and paying his own rent but in celebrity world that just means that she co signed the lease she bottom is furniture and he's just you know whatever money he makes is going to pay his rent with it so here here's what she told Jimmy Kimmel last night alright let's hear in Jimmy by the way is in Brooklyn yeah I think he loves the freedom he hates up paying his own rent and he is chronically poor I don't think he ever really experience you know extreme poverty that is not extreme poverty the fact that she called extreme poverty that her because her son as a friend angry about this are everybody is you should see Twitter is blowing up over this is articles everywhere being written about Kelly right but saying that her son paying his own rent is extreme poverty it's a way that celebrities try to to appear relatable to her this is what happens which from we're taking her to literally I'm sure she was kind of making a pseudo joke they're living in extreme poverty you know like when you say like when I was in my twenties boy I was poor and have a dime to my name did you really not have a dime to your name or were you living kind of you know day to day I did she went on with the story and she talked about how like his grandparents sent him money every year for Halloween yeah he was a kid so he's affable the grandparents of money yeah he said like a kit kat bar something they sent it they always sent money to send cash an envelope that's what she said for Halloween yeah Iran has nothing to do with money I understand that but that's a story that she told what would happen when he lost a tooth did they get like a big get a bond under his pillow maybe I don't know it she goes on to say that he called her and said when a grandma grandpa going to be sending my twenty dollars for Halloween I need the money and how like he's living res really living up like below the poverty line he's living in an apartment in Bushwick Brooklyn that she had a co sign for bush what is not a country closely at a show no no bills which wick goes to NYU which is as we just said anywhere between fifty and seventy five thousand dollars a year depending on what he's studying that she's paying for he's not living in poverty yeah but like he's not even though he's not paying for the education in his living and how big the apartment I don't know didn't didn't say it's probably in a pretty subpar apartment rent I doubt it which is pretty nice is it depends where bush okay trust me with Kelly ripa's son is in Bushwick yes nice he lives in a nice building that she had a co sign to get him into I think her point is that she very easily could put him up like a really nice apartment in pay for everything but now he's going through a character building experience where he doesn't have the luxuries he had when he was growing up so relatively yeah he is living in poverty compared to what he grew up with them saying listen the extreme poverty that term has a very specific definition yeah you know and it's it's characterized by severe deprivation of basic human needs no water no sanitation it's not only income but also access to services so even even and by that definition if this kid decides he wants to he wants help he has access to mommy
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"The start of a new season here at Bushwick podcast that means we have the continued privilege of sharing being more of the remarkable stories happening in the community and the renewed duty to help break down the biggest issues facing the neighborhood. Today we have some exciting episodes plan this fall and we're thrilled to begin the season with a story of resilience hope and the power partnership this week we sat down with some of the leaders behind the Bushwick Food COA which if you haven't listened to our previous episode the everyone store is the neighborhood's democratically owned and operated grocer earlier this summer the coop storefront was devastated by fire damage but as we'll hear today the recovering by embracing the unique strengths of their community. It's Thursday September twelfth and this episode so is called cooperative crisis management already good morning everybody good morning hi this week we are joined by members of the Bushwick Food Co op who you may remember from previous episodes the everyone store before we get into the conversation. If you just introduce yourself including your role at the COA hello hi I'm Chris and I'm part of outreach outreach committee of the food co-op. I'm Laurel. I'm the stole oh manager Hi. I'm Fran. I'm the general manager at the co-op Hi everyone I'm Ali totally and I'm the board president of the Bush food cooperative hello. I'm I work at. Hr End but I also part the communications committee at the fishery food cost who some folks may be familiar with the co-op from our previous Bushwick podcast episode the everyone store but I imagined that a lot of listeners may be hearing about it for the first time for somebody buddy. Who's completely unfamiliar with Bushwick Food Co-op? Could you please share a bit about what the organization is and what makes it unique from similar organizations. We are a grocery store with a focus on sustainability and local food. We are cooperative which means we're collectively owned by members. We've got about three hundred and fifty of us at this point in time unique to some other copes is that we're also open to the public as well L. SO members make up a large pot of Al especially regular clientele but we also have about thirty to forty percent of our customers who are just from a local community to build on that a little bit. I imagine people might have heard co-ops and they may have some idea of what it means to be democratically owned and operated but could you please unpack that a little bit more. What does it look like to be a part of the CO-OP? How is the organization run and and what makes that different from a typical business well? We're grocery store. That has an added value so we are what it means to be. Democratically run is is that everyone who participates has vote therefore say in how the businesses operated and carried out it's partly yours so so there's a sense of ownership whereas your regular grocery store or convenience store doesn't offer you that we build relationships with people and with farmers and we try to build community from there and we do that while we share a set of values and our values or around and produce sustainability if they're ethical their local all these criteria every coop gathers around a different instead of criteria so every coop has only character and voice so yeah yeah I would also say that what's really special about the Co op is I just everyone keeps it alive. It's not just that there is a couple of people making the decisions you know so if there's something that you feel could be better you can just definitely jump in there and get there and make the change yourself which is really cool. It's like this empowerment for the owners in the CO-OP and I think when I started getting involved I really didn't really realize the kind of community I was going to get and I was living in Bushwick for five years until I started getting involved committee and like volunteering at events I really start getting to know my community better through the Co op and I thought that was really amazing. Some folks may pass the CO-OP and may not even have known that they've seen it where where's it located where in the building on the corner of flushing in Nickel Rebecca. We're a little bit tucked in around the side frontages actually to avenue when we had last spoken with the Bushwick Food Co op this was in April. I believe you were prepping for your annual meeting with all of the owners the participants in the Co op cracked but since that time one of the big challenges that seems to have confronted the co-op in it's near ten year history has happened what happened earlier this summer well well we ha- we experienced a fire on July third on the more in the morning it's pretty devastating to be honest but so when we last saw each other we were getting ready to hit this year marker that was really exciting for everyone and the tenure anniversary has proven to be the most difficult year that we've had but it's also been the most wonderful it's also shown us how much people care about our co up and are willing to step up and miss the co-op now that it's closed but we experienced a fire that started outside of the store and led to damage a structural damage throughout and water water damage so because of that were missing an entire storefront window which cannot allow us to stay open until it's repaired and so there are some issues there that we're trying to figure out in order to open soon what was the scope of that image is the co-op able to operate in the interim room is something that was completely devastating a little bit in between of it could have been worse. We were quite right. Lucky we were able to salvage a lot of our inventory. It happened the day before Fourth of July which is a really big shopping day and local distributors this delivery schedules change around that time so we'd had basically a week's worth of deliveries the day before it happened so yeah lots of food to move around lots of people for came and bought things and we were able to donate a lot local organizations and soup kitchens but yes that's it. We still have a top instead of a front window. We have a hole in the ceiling. The space is currently not secured enough and cannot be run into the food business in the interim though we we have Laurel has helped lead three or four fire sales now three where we gave a discount to everyone who wanted to come shop and help us get rid of our stuff which was really great we had three weekends and they were extremely well attended and we got rid of at least ninety percent of the things that we left in the store. one of our community partners became rot took from us all of the remaining meaning things that we were able to sell perishables bulk items that could be composted. we have a business relationship with them and I wanted to thank you very much for offering to take that offer hands for free which was really really sweet of them. In a show of support from the community partner we've also had other cooperatives who've who've reached out to us to buy some of our stock and have extended their shopping discount store membership which has also been a great sign of support from a community partner and and yeah we even had some donations come in for some of our events so we've been busy we and Laurel has also led the the store cleanup so even though we may not be able to open yet we're getting ready to be prepared for that moment so we've been washing the walls Dell's vacuuming the dust in the ash and the debris from the from the fire and cleaning out our fridges because they really needed to be cleaned out and other editing like that so we've had a lot of help. It's been great..
"bushwick" Discussed on Bushwick Podcast
"This episode is brought to you by one hundred bogart street. Do you need a conference room for your next meeting. Learn more by visiting one hundred bogart dot com this week meet and three is taking you to market and all over the world from newfoundland tunisia well a lot of us think of the british british empire treating things like spices and sugar and silk but you're right that it actually began with salt cod from newfoundland lynn. There is a port closure tunisia which was horrible. I mean it was months boats just setting on the water waiting to go and they can go anywhere and and we'll learn about how markets have changed whether because of their customers or the climate fewer than ten years and it was a totally different it almost manifest itself to almost like old fire pit. We put it out. It hasn't sort of key charcoal early smell to it. It's not good for wine. Join us this this week on meet in three for our global market tour and don't forget to subscribe to meet in three wherever you listen to podcasts. I'm luke griffin and you're listening to bushwick podcast local stories. I strong commute each week. We take you behind the scenes of the artists activists and entrepreneurs whose journeys collide in bushwick especially brooklyn neighborhood. That's changing faster by the day. This is our season finale and were thrilled to close out a summer of bushwick twit stories by partnering with our friends at the new community media project this bushwick lion together. We sat down with an artist whose work captured bushwick at one of its most was defining moments. The early aims during which time she lived many lives disco club kid to bushwick public schoolteacher but through it all she was one thing more than any other photographer acres and acres city blocks were bulldozed over and it was a tree there and the one the light was just so beautiful boy ansel adams would have taken that picture so i just had a sign out of school because he had a sign out safety since to go outside and uh i took that picture this we were stepping into bushwick passed with an intimate conversation with one of the communities longtime chroniclers. It's thursday august. It's been team in this episode is called disco era bushwick.
Computer Tells Real Smiles from Phonies
"This is scientific american sixty seconds signs. I'm sophie bushwick. Is that person really glad to see me or are they. Just being polite. Some people struggled to distinguish a perfunctory grin from a truly happy. Smile and computers have found this task even more difficult bolt that is until researchers trained a program to detect when a smile is genuine visual computing researchers at the university of bradford in the u._k. Started with software for analyzing a changing facial expression this program can examine video clip of a human head and identify specific acidic details around the eyes cheeks and mouth then the program tracks the details moving relative to each other as the face smiles next next the scientists had their program evaluate two sets of video clips in one subjects performed posed smiles in the other they watched film that inspired genuine displays of emotion. The program calculated the differences among the subjects faces during the two clips and it turns out that your mouth cheeks and is moved differently when you're faking that smirk in particular the muscles around the eyes shift ten percent more for a real smile than they do for a fake one. These results are in the journal advanced engineering informatics. The researchers suggest their work could improve approve computers ability to analyze facial expressions and thus to interact more smoothly with humans but they're real accomplishment is improving tyra tyra banks right. You have to smile with your eyes. Thanks for listening for scientific. American is sixty seconds science on sophie bushwick <music>.
"bushwick" Discussed on Bushwick Podcast
"The the people that do the adoption option of the bushwick bark. You know there's people doing really good thing so we can be. We have a large space. It's full of stuff but it's large space so we can use space. Maybe have some events where we get people talking in just communicating and meeting each other on an organic way not electronically it's good to express ideas and and now you know and that work just over two months after opening cat in the team or already off to to a strong start come into contact with everybody you know as retail store you know there's. There's people that don't even come in. There's a dog park a couple of blocks down so everyone on the way to the park and on the way back. You don't even have to come into the store. You just talk to the people while walking the dogs. I know them. I know i sadly. I'm probably no more dogs names can people ultimately you can't hopes that the shop and the spirit behind it speak for themselves. They took the time to come in. They'll realize that we're not here to be part of their goes. Any of it does do our windows. Get tagged. Yes the new that's expected but you know that's fine and you. You know we're gonna we're actually working with some artists to do <hes> some artwork along the side on the him roadside and revolving so we'll meet. We'll talk with people you know. Are you an artist. You want to do some stuff on the wall. Go right ahead. Let's talk about it. You know that's the thing like if you come in and talk to me and then we could work together. That's how you become part in the neighborhood. So much of the journey behind brooklyn glenn vintage company has been about the power of dreams dreams of new lives for old things dreams of a new kind of home for a strong community and dreams even of a shop to call one zone. Is the store a dream. Yeah it is it is it is as cat inner team build what they hope is the foundation that will carry that dream far into the future. She wanted to share some parting words of encouragement for anyone else pursuing something a little crazy if people have what they think dinka some crazy dream our aspiration to pursue something. It's not crazy. Is it a dream dream but in in a good attainable way and even though you think that dream is far off just know that everything that you're doing is going to be a drop in the bucket towards what that dream will be and we'll inform what what that dream is down the road so don't be frustrated whatever situation you're in sort of taken as a time to learn and gather but always have your eye on that dream because never know you're going to meet tomorrow when she's not going through other people's sock jurors or helping customers find their new favorites at the shop cat is open to talk. Anyone needs advice if anyone you know i i believe in mentoring and helping people come up so if anyone wants needs advice or if there's something that they need to know about that available to help people give them direction whatever it is and getting in touch which were for advice or updates on the latest secondhand surprises is easy <hes> on instagram. We are brooklyn vintage company <hes> could d._m. Us <hes> my my personal phone number is linked to the store so my phone does ring constantly <hes> so yeah but reach out and <hes> we don't we have an email so much actions are constantly on the run mostly communicate with customers through to prevent company. We've got all that info and more in the show notes for this week's episode. We'd like to extend our sincere thanks to cat and her partners in m._c._m. For taking us behind the scenes of the vintage-world and for sharing more about their early worked here in the community and always we'd also like to thank you for listening this week. If you enjoy bushwick podcast you can do us a huge favor by telling a friend the leaving us a review on your favorite podcast platform which helps us reach even more new listeners with stories like these will be back next week with our final episode of the season an exciting collaboration with our friends at the new bushwick blog. This bushwick like you won't want to miss it in the meantime. Did you know that bush would podcast is made by people it just like you. We love your thoughts and your help. If you have questions comments or want to get involved send us an email to hello adhere bushwick dot com. That's that's a._g. A. r. bushwick dot com or you can always d._m. Us on her instagram page ad bush with podcasts. We look forward to hearing from you soon and we'll see you next week. Thanks.
"bushwick" Discussed on Bushwick Podcast
"This episode is brought to you by one hundred bogart street. Do you need a conference room for your next meeting. Learn more by visiting one hundred bogart dot com this week on meat and meat four of our h._r. And hall of fame inductees. These prolific individuals are writers who have changed the way we talk about food. We'll we'll take a look at the journeys that shaped their literary voices. I was heading off into the unknown to spend my junior year of college. In pows. We'll explore glorious culinary landscape. They work within you know it was that whole self made american idea that you you can just kind of create a new world from scratch including the new way of eating and look at the transformative effect there were has on what we eat and where it comes from. It gets down to management deciding that humane handling is important. You've got to yep management. That cares enough. Management doesn't care then. You're going to have a bunch of bad stuff. You can learn more about h._r._i._s. Tenth anniversary hall of fame at heritage radio network dot org slash josh hall of fame and don't forget to subscribe to meet in three wherever you listen to podcasts that's m._e._a._t. Plus sign t. h. R. e. e. <hes> <music>. I'm luke griffin and you're listening to bushwick podcast local stories for a strong community each week we take you behind the scenes the artists activists and entrepreneurs whose journeys collide in bushwick especial brooklyn neighborhood that's changing faster by the day we've heard in previous episodes about how bushwick has become one of brooklyn's most dynamic communities for everything from food to art. Take a walk around the neighborhood and you're sure to notice another scene. That's thriving here grip stores and vintage shops but that's not without some complicated feelings as some people see the increasingly hip secondhand and industry as a herald of gentrification. We didn't want people to look at us and say oh man there goes in the you. The gentrification is coming to that next. Step you know <hes> here. We go this week. We sit down with one of the owners behind bushwick newest vintage shop shop to discuss what makes secondhand store tick and what role can play in bushwick future. It's thursday august eighth and this episode is called going for the sock drawer..
"bushwick" Discussed on Bushwick Podcast
"Of different movement from cooperative business's healing beat up to protest art groups while they're unique and countless ways do the same in at least one they all need a home in for many bushwick movements that home is a converted old church building on saint nicholas avenue called mayday space so right in front of us is a big story building with bright red doors there's a home so both mayday space and are partners eight congregation bushman abby and another church congregation liska succumbs that's josh career one of the members of made his leadership team known as the mayday collective my name is josh herrera um you see him his pronouns i am a mayday collective then i'm also staff project coordinator to learn more about mayday and the work they're doing here in the community we visited the space to meet with josh in his teammate z at ahmad a my name is yet another five years you pronouns and i'm also the collective of mayday if you're new to me they one of the first things you'll notice it's about the space is how large it is filling five thousand square feet across three floors and what seems like an old sunday school may occupies of winding collection of multi purpose basis from a room for organizing this right here is kind where does all of this organizing to a library were looking.
"bushwick" Discussed on Bushwick Podcast
"But this August Bushwick will be taken over by a new kind of art project. I think people can expect us being. I hope surprised. I hope I hope people are weirded out. I hope people engage, I would love to see people just like go up just like that. I even add, they're moving just like me being as Nick movements rate this week. We. Meet some of the people behind that project as they prepare for a series that we use the power performance to explore topics like Latin American cultural identity and ancestoral member. It's Thursday, June thirteenth. And this facade is called radio. Nays suit. As we've explored in previous episodes,.
"bushwick" Discussed on Bushwick Podcast
"This episode is brought to you by foster sundry a specialty grocery located in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Hey, this is Luke hosted Bushwick podcast here on heritage radio network before joining. H R N. I was a fan for the past ten years. HR N has been sharing the most original and innovative stories on food and culture from around the globe, while the staff and hosts make it look easy. It's hard work, especially with limited resources, as an independent, member supported nonprofit we rely on listeners like you to help us share the very best personally. I'm honored to be a part of heritage radio network. And I invite you to join us in our mission to make the world, a better fairer. More delicious place. Help us start H R N second decades stronger than ever by becoming a member today at heritage radio network dot org slash donate. You can even show your love for Bushwick podcast by selecting our show from the designation dropdown menu. When you sign up. Thanks for your support. And thanks for listening to HR n. I'm Luke Griffin. And you're listening to Bushwick podcast local stories like you've never heard before each week. We take you behind the scenes of the artists activists and entrepreneurs whose journeys collide in Bushwick, a special Brooklyn neighborhood, that's changing faster, by the day, Bushwick is one of New York City's leading art scene. And for decades, the neighborhood has been home to some of the world's most innovative painters performers, and artists of all stripes..
Richard Shaw, Bill And Founder discussed on WBBM Morning News
"Publicist for rap artist Bushwick. Bill's says the founder the iconic Houston group. The Geto boys has died publicist says the rappers legal natives Richard Shaw surrounded by family, but it died at a hospital in Colorado last night. A fifty two year old was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in February. He had been planning to go on tour around the time. He was
Bill, Bushwick And Geto discussed on Markley and Van Camp
"His publicist says, Bushwick Bill, the diminutive one, I'd rapper who along with the Geto boys had hits like six feet. Deep in mind playing tricks on me died on Sunday. He'd been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in February Bushwick. Bill was
Bushwick Bill, Bushwick And Bill discussed on On The Mic
"Today. Some, some sad news for hip hop fans, especially hip hop fans of a certain age, Bushwick Bill when the main members of ghetto boys passed away at the age of fifty two had been suffering from stage, four pancreatic cancer. When the ghetto boys came out, it was it was such a pivotal time in hip hop. History Ryan as music started to evolve and, you know, we have the term in hip hop, gangsta, rap, which I've never been a fan of. But it defines a certain genre of him on and the ghetto boys were definitely from that ilk. But what was different about them is not necessarily things they were rapping about, but were they? Were wrapping from gathering Lewis originated in Los Angeles. In that area, NWEA the Dr dre ice, cube the whole group, but the ghetto boys were from Houston and southern rap and southern gangster rat is different, as you would think, food from the south would be different cars from the south will be different based on where you live and the ghetto boys were the spear of that movement, and southern rat, and for, for the news today that Bushwick Bill died at the age of fifty two, I think, for a lot of hip hop, fans definitely gonna be a sad day. No, it really is. And I think you brought up, what was the very pertinent point to me was that they were from the south, you know, and at the time it was, it was east coast and west coast, east coast was the birthplace of, and then when you got in w became, you know, west coast was a big deal, but for us that was what you listen to, you know, when, when he came on day by day, it's more, you know, those things got you excited in for us. It was. Something that even if you couldn't relate to the life, they were talking about you relate to the things in the places that they were mentioning. And so it's, it's a huge loss, and I think not only people from the south or from h town from wherever you were listening to music from at the time, I think everybody will have some type of feeling about losing someone who is really a legend in creating a space for rappers from the south bay. You know, wasn't necessarily a huge deal before them. The a lot of respect being paid the Bushwick Bill. Some of you may not be very familiar with the group to get a boy's Bushwick, Bill himself. But what made him also unique in the red game is that he was a little person, right? And all about hip hop music at a certain era was about being hard and tough. And whether it's tough MC toughen streets. But you got this little person out there, who was, you know, talking everything you hear about the streets gave a different persona to certain people. And for little people around the country, they were in the hip hop, music. He represented them in a way, they'd never been represented before just way Ryan was talking about how the south was being represented right in music. But a lot of people paying respects to him including ice cube. He put on Twitter, quote, rest in beats to my homeboy Bushwick. Bill from the trigger happy blank, ghetto boys. He never backed down, even though he was low to the ground, a true original, you know, that's what was so. So funny, though, Eve's about his voice was that, that was the last thing you thought about what you thought Bush would Bill. You're right. You know. And I don't mean thing you saw lasting right? Right. I don't mean just as voice in a way it sound saying the voice, he created a rat like that wasn't even how you saw Bushwick, Bill. I remember one of my favorite mart episodes is more and God jumped Morton is I jumped on my little people, and Bushwick. Bill was the leader of that group. And the way he was talking to Martin Carrie. Himself. He was six to in his mind. Right. And that was the way he wrap. That was the way he carried himself. And after a while that was the way you felt about him. And so I think it's I think is really awesome. That, you know, these other great rappers these other legends and rep are kind of giving him his do as to what he meant to hip hop, who else thinks they're six to a closer to five to who's L Dunkin, but see. She got us a real six to kind of personality persona too. So I get it. I don't mess with her. Don't let it have some hills and be stopping into somebody's living room, real quick. To the contrary. I actually think have short man syndrome, which is where most of my attitude comes from, because I'm just all bark and no bite odor. I know a lot about the. Definitely scares you off enough to even try. Crazy. Right. Right. Right. Just don't wanna know because then you gotta make a decision, L, let me because we're talking about Bushwick, Bill passing away the age of fifty two in what the group ghetto boys min at the time, and most things music, always bring stuff to you. And we were talking about being from the south all three of you Ryan and I grew up in the south unit Lanta Atlanta had its own different aspect of southern hip hop music, and that whole thing, but the link of that, and the representation from the south being able to have voices could be heard on both coasts. How do you put those things together in the wake of Bush Bill passing away? Yeah. I mean you know you you've mentioned it. I think that Atlanta, especially old Atlanta hip hop. It's anonymous with fake outcast but even before head, you know, the dungeon family in general, and DJ's that used to come from here, and the sound that we kind of we had to kind of take Miami sound for that because it was the farthest south that really resonated nationally. So I mean it just meant a lot because you felt like it I would go back to the source awards booed off stage, and they just kept saying the same thing, which is has something to say and I just like that feeling so incredibly proud, you know, we didn't really have sports teams to cling onto in Atlanta growing up, so being able to have like Outkast who was hours. She talked like us and talked about things that we understood to happen. And later TI and paving the way for guys like future in to change. Now I mean it's incredible to sink, like how far has come in terms of hip hop, and how they're really powerhouse when it comes to putting
"bushwick" Discussed on Bushwick Podcast
"Now more than ever Otis. This amending itself as an essential space in Bushwick. It's one of the neighbourhoods true, hidden gems and up and coming restaurant that draws visitors from around the city, but it's also an increasingly active member of the business community here from the beginning, Scott has received support and encouragement from nearby restaurant owners. You know, there's just it's just amazing how supportive everybody else has been in this neighborhood. And I think instead of looking at other places competition, you look at how you can help improve each other and how you can build on bringing more people in this area to support us. All I think if you're doing something, the right way, you're looking for everybody to be successful, in to have their share of the customer base that comes in, and now Scott is part of a growing group of business owners in Bushwick, who value community over competition. I'm in a chat group with a bunch of business owners from the Bushwick area, all restaurant bar owners, and we're constantly communicating with each other about how can we how can we help? Can you offer me a plumber? Can you offer? Excellent, you have a gas connection whatever. So that's one way that I started to interact a lot more with the business owners of the area, just on a personal level. If there's anything I can offer extra cooks or extra barbeques, or whatever it is, Otis is growing. Stature here is a reminder that while so much of Scott's journey has been about turning other people spaces into destinations Otis has become a destination unto itself, a place where fellow chefs can talk shop or just enjoy a meal, a place where new faces can become old friends and a place where today's young, chefs can start journeys of their own as extrordinary is this all may be for Scott at the end of the day, they're still nothing better than the opportunity to delight a first time guest. I think it's just it's fun to see the reaction of people when they do come here for the first time because we're still relatively new, and we're still relatively unknown and we still relatively fly under the radar and most cases, but seeing the reaction for people when they do come in for the first time and I wo-, we didn't even know. This place exists mean there's people that live literally around the corner that had no idea this was here. And when they do happen to come in, because somebody told him on the subway or they walked down the street. One day by accident or saw the light outside, and they came in, and like, well, this place is awesome, like what a beautiful space, and then they sit down, and they have a cocktail. Wow. This is an amazing cocktail, and then they have a meal, excuse me. Wow. This is what an amazing meal, and it's I get to feel and see all that. And then we give a high five or handshake or a hug when they leave and it's like dude, we'll be back. I can't wait to see this place again, and that to me is so satisfying still a year and a half later. And that's the real reason why we built the space that way that we did. And I just hope that continues. And I hope that people still discover us and come in and try it out and enjoy the space and have a good meal after all this. You like us might be wondering. What about the name why otas? Five Indiana, I gotta get home and get ODA south for a quick walk before we know. That was something that I didn't ask the name Otis. Where's it comes from our dog? Many nights Michelle, and I were conceptualizing the place in one of the main things are what's, what's the name gonna call it? That's a huge, huge part of the business, and we would go through night after night, we'd have all sorts of different ideas. That's the name, it's going to be this. So pretty crazy ones one night, we're, we're dead set on a specific name. Otis whose arm rescue puppy that we have he came in sat on my lap, and I was going to his head and I looked. That's it. Why don't we just call us? And my wife looked started laughing. She's like perfect so now the place named after our dog. Otis Otis the dog. If you're interested in learning more about Otis the restaurant, you can visit them at eighteen Harrison place here in Bushwick or visit their website at Otis PK dot com to see some very cute pictures of otas, the dog, you can follow him, along with the team on Instagram at Otis meek head, we've got all their information in our show notes for this week's episode we'd like to extend our sincere, thanks to Scott Michelle Paul and the rest of the otas, family for taking us behind the scenes, and as always we'd like to thank you for listening this week. If you enjoy, Bushwick podcast, you can do us a huge favor by telling a friend or even by leaving us a review on, I tunes, which helps us reach even more new listeners. We'll be back with another new story next week. In the meantime, if you have questions comments, or one again, volved, send us an Email to Hello at here, Bushwick dot com. That's H. E A, R, Bushwick dot com or you can always DM. On her Instagram page at Bushwick podcast. We can't wait to hear from you and we'll see you next week. Thanks
"bushwick" Discussed on Bushwick Podcast
"It's one of the great challenges for the Bushwick food co op project that for all its commitment to access injustice. The co op is seen by some in Bushwick as a sign of gentrification in inequality to put it plainly. The average co up owner tends to be wealthier and whiter than the average Bushwick. Resident I would say the majority of the people who are members up definitely have certain purchasing power, and a are mostly white, and we are trying to change that we want to be a co up that is more reflective of the community. In terms of the people who are owners co ops are rooted in a deep history of communities of color, and oppress people's the Bushwick food co-op can like other modern cooperatives struggle at times to project an image. That invites a more diverse audience, and is a it is a topic that I've heard come up. Lot at different events with different co at people like I didn't join because I didn't see anyone who looked like me on its face. The idea of a grocery store that charges you extra unless you pay a sign up fee and work for three hours a month doesn't necessarily sound relevant for neighborhood where many residents struggle to pay their rent while working demanding jobs. All ready, but in reality, the co op is working hard to make it spaces and its offerings as welcoming and acceptable to as many people as possible. One of the first efforts that we made in trying to accommodate time commitment and also price commitment, not just in terms of prices of our products. But also prices avert our equity investment on is creating alternatives because that's what the corruption be about. And that's how you beat democratic aways. Well, like, we create a different categories for you to join in. So you can join apparent which has lower work require if you're a new parent or pregnant, you are not required to work. For a year until your child is twelve months. And then after that you have reduced work hours until your child is eighteen so we try to accommodate we also created the household program. So you and your spouse can join together or you and your roommates join together and then do hours for each other. We created the surrogate worker the surrogate shopper. And then also we offered a significant discount ninety percent discount on our equity investment for anyone that qualifies for the government assistance programs. We have a list anyone who receives a snap benefits, Medicaid, or has is part of public housing is eligible for discount programs. There's really long list of the programs that qualify for that. So it brings your equity investment from one hundred fifty dollars down to twenty dollars, which is really great. And the installments was also a way to bridge that obstacle. It doesn't mean we've solved the problem of getting everyone in Bushwick to join that co but it's definitely the very first step that we took in a in a more significant way to handle that problem. And I think there's a lot of work still to be done as Jason points out, I heart as the co op is working. To better connect with the Bushwick community there systemic forces that the co-op simply has little power to effect as an individual organization. It's a really complicated question in their tone of reasons why we may or may not be at any given moment better bedded in the broader community, and especially community have lived here for at least a generation of. Some of it. I think is reflection. It'd be a lot of it as a reflection of just deeper or socioeconomic issues racial issues, social issues general within Bushwick city, the US internationally. And those to some extent we have fairly little control. That's not a reason not to be aware of them or working really hard to address them in our context, but it's an uphill battle against forces. That are pretty broad and pretty entrenched and pretty powerful while the co ops ownership is committed to making a broader impact than just operating thoughtful well run grocery store for now. At least many of its resources remain wrapped up in successfully being thoughtful. Well, run grocery store, we have very little capacity to do anything really effectively. So I think we are really fortunate that we have great people really care a whole lot about what we do. And that's what's allowed us to sort of whether the challenges of that reality. But to be a really good participant in a community and to overcome those broader challenges of division and the realities of gentrification in the fact that a lot of us are participants in that process that are members of the cooperative. And that I think for some even were sort of a symbol of that where his itution that's kind of associated either directly or indirectly with gentrification because of the timing and the people it's not impossible to do and something that we've tried to to work on. I think was with some success, but limited it's really hard. And it takes a lot of really intelligently, and strategically applied effort and resources and where so generally kind of tight on resources that I think it's it's difficult to do. So we're continuing to try I think as we become more streamlined and a little bit more efficient and how Iran and as we grow. There will be more room to do that kind of work more effectively today, the co op is taking important steps like holding anti oppression trainings and building partnerships with Bushwick community organizations to understand how it can align. Ownership and its offerings with the community that it's built assert. But of all these steps, perhaps the most important one is the simplest listening. It's definitely a harder question to answer. And we some of our folks on on our outreach committee are gonna start some serving project soon where Lear going to actually go door to door like chat people up. And so I think that it will take us a while to be fully, you know, to have a more diverse membership base. Hopefully, not that long. But I think we're making really big changes to accommodate that. And I think everyone wants to see the co-op be more reflective in that way. Yeah. And also were not opposed to like, reconsidering, our sourcing standards. Silly bring in different brands and different price ranges for certain items. And now we again, we can't really caught between a rock and hard place because their stores so small so. We are trying to find ways to do that. With what we have. When
"bushwick" Discussed on Bushwick Podcast
"I'm Lou Griffin. And you're listening to Bushwick podcast local stories for a strong community here in Bushwick. We work with partners throughout the neighborhood to share their remarkable journeys and break down the most important issues facing Bushwick most weeks, we step into the world's of the people working to make Bushwick better place this week. We're taking a step back to ask an important question. Who's looking out for the people who look out for everyone else. One Bush with based organizer has been asking herself that same question today. She's redefining how we understand what it means to show up for someone and what it means to heal. It doesn't have to take, you know, some kind of Schroeck genius in order to do work veteran. The important. I think treating police phone ability you something that's been sticking with me since I've been talking more about the work. News, and like normalising that it's okay to make mistakes, and like that we actually need that data. We're going behind the scenes of one of the most vital programs in the city a series of meet ups, workshops and conferences that hold space for the people who give so much to get a little April fifth twenty nineteen in this episode is called who heals the healer. Healer? A few weeks ago? A group of about fifteen people gathered in Bushwick mayday space, a progressive community center occupying a few rooms, and what appears to be a repurpose old Sunday school, the people came from all walks of life, and as they faced one another in a circle of folding chairs and introduce themselves. It seemed that on many levels. They had little in common. They crossed a spectrum of identities. Orientations beliefs inclinations some had been planning for this meeting for weeks. Others had only just learned about it. But for as different as they may have seemed they all shared, at least one thing they'd come that evening to explore the question who heals the healer the meeting was one in a series of events throughout Brooklyn, the promise, no, particular agenda, or structure only an opportunity to share space with other people interested in exploring that same question. There was no moderator per se. The floor was open for people to express themselves and steer the conversation where they needed to go. When someone wanted to talk about spirituality, the group dialogue when? Someone wanted to explore the significance of mercury being in retrograde. The group pulled out their phones and read their Astra logical charts. And when someone wanted to share the story of how they overcame the cruelty and violence inflicted upon them as they explored their sexuality, the groups at solemnly in listened by the end of the night, the group had filled a whiteboard with notes like the body keeps score and God is change. There was of course, no one answer to the question that had brought the group together who heals the healer everyone there, whether they were therapist student or an IT manager consider themselves some kind of healer and saw the big question only more little questions like what does it take to be my partner, and what do I really think of myself? But as everyone folded up their chairs and gathered for a commemorative photo, it was clear that a weight had been lifted from the group each person came for their own reasons and left with their own conclusions. What mattered wasn't finding an answer. What mattered was sharing? Space to walk their paths together. The meeting was called a community free style. One of the final installments of an arc that will culminate with something called who heals. The healer. The convergence on may nineteenth much of the event is being kept intentionally mysterious. Be you can think of it like this community freestyle times. Ten more people bigger activities in deeper conversations as people around Bushwick and beyond prepare for the convergence and ready themselves to explore this question of who heals the healer even more deeply, you might be asking yourself a different question. Like, what has any of this even mean to answer that and understand why the freestyles and the convergence are so meaningful and so vital. It's necessary to understand the person putting them all together a Bushwick based organizer named Veronica a garden. My name is Ana hard. I am twenty years old. I live in Bushwick Brooklyn. And I am the founder and creative director who has a Hiller as project, but also aid small business owner in having a LLC that as my name faira icon, see the Latin breakdown of many Veronica is a difficult person to define she can be philosophical win wandering in one moment and tactical indirect the next. She tends to talk about herself in terms of ace ides and besides her ACT, for instance, is her day job as a professional counselor working with kids herbicide by comparison involves her more creative work as a writer as a community activist and as the visionary behind who heals. The healer what connects these different sides of Monica is an interest in healing. And the ways we can come together to support people. It seems that even from a young age she's been around healers of all different. Types, like her grandmother. She was always the responsible one even though she's one out of six and she was. The fourth of fifth old bike all this. She's not she's not the oldest like she's more on the younger and the spectrum. But she was the one that held everybody together. She wants grandmother holder family together as the glue that kept even distant relatives connected. She listened as grandmother counseled her family, and friends and neighbors when they needed advice and wisdom, and she was inspired when she saw her grandmother become a licensed social worker to get paid for the spiritual and emotional labor. She'd already been doing for years in order to be able to see yourself in a role. You have to see somebody that you admire doing it. Right. And like those kind of simplemente messages are really important, especially they say a black woman. Veronica came to understand the practice of healing something that took place not just in closed rooms and offices, but in spaces throughout everyday life over me, it's more. So about allowing them to be seen. And I think a lot of healing work holding spaces just allowing people to. Scene. She saw how this manifested in different ways in her life like with her father, his ace. I'd was being in the army for twenty six years served as a member of the US army. Reserve did a couple of rotations. He ended up retiring at of the four hundred eleven of affairs talion he served in Iraq in four zero five and that's important to share because we'll one because he earned a purple heart during that tour, but also to because his b side of his how he always was in community was that of a DJ and a dancer and somebody that bugged music in a way the lot of people don't necessarily get to explore. Veronica observed that just as people are multidimensional their trauma and recovery were multidimensional as well healing. It seemed wasn't limited to the domains of medicine and. Therapy things like music and dance could play a role to I knew in the sense of white examples around healing or transformation. Like, I knew that the trauma that he had experienced when he was in active duty Iraq was it had an impact because he stopped playing music when he got home and he didn't play as much and when he was happy got him. Once he was going to therapy was trying to work that out. He started playing music again in that time knew that he was returning back to an equilibrium within himself. If music could help someone feel like themselves again. And if a grandmother could be the glue that connects a family, perhaps, then the understanding of healers would need to be updated from beyond clinicians in counselors to include new roles and people like deejays in grandparents, a guidance counselor or social worker, not just that type of. The council, but for folks that are more traditionally seen as healers in this new age space, so Rakia pack Titians tarot readers massage therapists with the roles that people could potentially take for granted. So like, also, including teachers, and our parents, and our grandparents Veronica began to think of what it meant to be a healer in a much more fluid sense somebody who's role weather chosen or otherwise forces them to show empathy on demand as she grew up in went to college and began her adult life, Veronica found herself doing more and more of this kind of healing work. She counseled she wrote she led activism in the community and she held distant people close in created connections. But it was at a difficult time in her life. When a feminist group that she'd helped found began to come apart. The Veronica started pondering the question that drives her today. So. Started writing about how you know, Mike. What happens when people grow in the growing camin expansion, but then it also can create distance depending on what's happening just all these other questions. And I think I said it in the form of who shows up for the person who shows for everybody else. Veronica
Synagogue vandalized in NYC as people inside observed the Sabbath
"A window is smashed at a Brooklyn synagogue during Chabad rabbi, Menachem Heller says that more than a dozen people ringside Bushwick, including children at the time. And we just heard boom was really loud or this really. And it was scary. We thought it was an explosion, really. And so we just took the kids who just ran back over here. And then slow you start. But we still sell them peeking through the window. Heather says he hopes it's not a hate crime. Because he said he wouldn't feel safe. If that turns out to be the case, he says, he hopes police find out who it was. And that it was simply a case of people acting foolishly.
Rabbi Heller And Bushwick discussed on 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
"Vandals took off after peering through the door. Rabbi Heller now praising the Bushwick community for the support that followed the whole Shabbat Saturday afternoon people were coming in sharing condolences and showing their support and the congregation will continue worshipping at this storefront
Rabbi Heller And Bushwick discussed on 10 10 WINS 24 Hour News
"Vandals took off after peering through the door. Rabbi Heller now praising the Bushwick community for the support that followed the whole Shabbat Saturday afternoon people were coming in sharing condolences and showing their support and the congregation will continue worshipping at this storefront
Taking A Bite Out Of The "Tech Burger"
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