Helpful Links

Wiki Links

Internet links:
WPA Guide to New York City (1939) entry on Bushwick.

Bushwick Historic Photographs Slideshow
Photographs from Brooklyn Public Library’s Brooklyn Collection. Link

Department of City Planning’s Brooklyn Community District 4 (Bushwick) Link

Department of Housing Preservation & Development: Bushwick Walking Tour Link

Take Care New York’s Community Health Profile: Bushwick and Williamsburg Link

Village Voice: Close-Up on Bushwick, Brooklyn Link

NYTimes Oral History Video on Bushwick: Link


Digital Sanborn Maps Link

Newspapers and journals:

18th Ward, A Territory Large Enough for a City
Brooklyn Eagle, October 26, 1885

233 Years of History: Represented by the Old Bushwick Church
Brooklyn Eagle, October 2, 1887

A Stroll along a Road
Brooklyn Eagle, April 15, 1888

Burglars in Bushwick
Brooklyn Eagle, September 23, 1902

Bushwick District Revival
Brooklyn Eagle, February 12, 1900

Bushwick or Boswyck
Brooklyn Eagle, July 10, 1887

Up Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn Eagle, September 30, 1894

Print resources:

Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac (Brooklyn, New York: Brooklyn Daily Eagle), 1897. Link
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac (Brooklyn, New York: Brooklyn Daily Eagle), 1906. Link
Brooklyn Daily Eagle Almanac (Brooklyn, New York: Brooklyn Daily Eagle), 1910. Link

Eugene L. Armbruster. Brooklyn’s Eastern District (Brooklyn, New York), 1942.
Eugene L. Armbruster. The Eastern District of Brooklyn. (New York: New York: G. Quattlander), 1912. Link
Henry R. Stiles. A History of the City of Brooklyn, Volume 1 (Brooklyn, New York), 1867. Link

Landmark Designation Report: William Ulmer Brewerey

Ridgewood North Historic District Report

Archival resources:

Eugene L. Armbruster Photography Collection, The New-York Historical Society Link
Armbruster took photographs beginning in the late 19th century, but the majority of his work is from the 1910s and 1920s. Around the time of his retirement, Armbruster became interested in local history and began to photograph his environs in earnest, specifically the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. He took thousands of photographs of historic houses, churches, streetscapes, and buildings throughout New York City and Long Island. Beginning around 1915, he wrote for the “Old-Timer” column of the Brooklyn Eagle. He honed his knowledge of local history through reading and extensive walking throughout the streets he was documenting. A majority of his photographs are annotated with historical information. He sought the rural environments linked to the past, turning to the rural counties of Long Island after the towns and neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Queens started growing and modernizing in the early 1920s. From 1914 to 1929, Armbruster published several pamphlets about local history, which he illustrated with his own line drawings, copy photos, and original photographs. In the 1930s, he published three pamphlets on language and its origins, seemingly a new interest.

Edith Neumann Papers, Leo Baeck Institute, Center for Jewish History Link
Edith Neumann was born in Vienna on May 26, 1902, and studied chemistry and physics at the University of Vienna, recieving her doctorate in 1927. In May 1925, she became engaged to Friedrick Neumann. He was a student of the philosopher Martin Heidegger, but eventually gained a reputation as a biblical scholar. In 1948 the Neumanns immigrated to the United States, where they settled in New York. Frederick Neumann became the pastor of the Bushwick Congregational Church in Brooklyn, a position he held until his death. Edith Neumann worked as a bacteriologist at the Jewish Hospital in Brooklyn, before accepting a position as microbiologist at Maimonides Hospital, where she remained for the next 20 years.

Social History:

History from community board website:



MAS tour:

HPD walking tour (gives overview of Bushwick and history):

Brooklyn Eagle walking tour:

Daily Eagle History of Bushwick: