Bushwick Pros And Cons

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Bushwick is one of the oldest neighborhoods in New York City. It was founded as one of the strongest blue collar community and has always been a working class neighborhood. Modern day Bushwick, once belonged to the Native Americans which was later purchased from them for the Dutch settlements. The early settlers of this Brooklyn neighborhood were Dutch, French, Irish, Russian, Jewish, Scandinavians, and English farmers from the Plymouth Colony. After the purchase of the land was later officially chartered by Peter Stuyvesant naming it Boswyck. In the early Brooklyn history, Bushwick combined modern day Williamsburg and Greenpoint as one big town, known as “Town of Bushwick” until the British crown takeover which combined Bushwick with other…show more content…
The abundance of art galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and bars are giving people in the neighborhood the opportunity to remain in their own local area instead of traveling to Manhattan. Now the neighborhood is known for its growing new generation of hipster population, organic products, and also for affordable housing rent among the young newcomers in New York City. This has led to a drastic shift in demography and economy, which can be observed in the streets of Bushwick. This paper will focus on native Bushwick residents’ positive and negative feelings about the growing change in their community. Jefferson Street and Wilson Avenue, along with Morgan and Wilson Avenue will be used as an example to analyze this…show more content…
Rather having a pre-articulated hypothesis in the agenda the goal was to not to develop a research topic rather find the topic along the way through the process of this research on Bushwick. In order to produce a topic while collecting qualitative data, the inductive approach was utilized. The only pre-thought tool for this ethnographic research was the selected neighborhood. However, every other ingredient for this research rather were collected throughout the interview process. The questions were not prepared prior to the data collection either to let the participants feel more comfortable instead listening to the participant was prioritized. To understand the atmosphere of Bushwick this measure was taken since as an ethnographer, I wanted to avoid pushing my own hypothesis on the participants and let them assist me to find a topic and their attitude associated with
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