Bushwick-Brooklyn Community Information

Students living in Bushwick are served by thirty-three public and private schools. These include fourteen public elementary schools, one charter school, one secondary school, four parochial schools, and seven public high schools. Recreation is available in the form of several parks and recreation centers. These include the Bushwick Pool & Park, which includes a free public pool, basketball courts and children’s playground; the Bushwick Playground, a 2-acre park; Bushwick Green Park, also known as Green Central Noll Park; Ridgewood Bushwick Youth Center; Memorial Gore Park, and Hope Gardens Multi-Service Center.

Aside from being a popular neighborhood for bohemians, artists, musicians, college students and young professionals, the neighborhood of Williamsburg has many historical landmarks that bridge the gap between the area’s modern day offerings with its historical, industrial past. These landmarks include the Kings County Savings Institution, the Williamsburg Houses, and the three buildings of the Domino Sugar Refinery. Three subway lines serve residents of Williamsburg: the L train, also know as the BMT Canarsie Line; J M Z trains, also called the BMT Jamaica Line; and the G train, known as the IND Crosstown Line. The Williamsburg Bridge connects Williamsburg with Manhattan’s Lower East Side.