Bushwick is a neighborhood within the New York City borough of Brooklyn. One of the original Dutch settlements in New Netherland, today it is a large, working class community composed of mainly Hispanic residents. While strong Roman Catholic affiliation still persists among many residents, the time-honored local values of an honest day's work, charity, and prudence. As of 2007 the area remains a vibrant cultural center, albeit in a tense transitional state as its demographics shift.
- Jackson, Kenneth, ed. The Encyclopedia of New York City (1995), excerpt and text search