We’re happy to report that Bushwick has a city councilman who’s willing to fight the endless construction of “luxury” high rises:
“I intend on implementing the rezoning as a means to preserve the character of the neighborhood,” said Reynoso.
Reynoso said he believes special, low-zoned areas could help keep the neighborhood from suffering from the same kind of dramatic gentrification that has gripped Williamsburg in recent years.
His district contains the sixth- and 25th-fastest gentrifying zip codes in the nation, according to census data (two others in the top 25 are in neighboring Bedford-Stuyvesant). The average Bushwick two-bedroom now rents for $2,161, up nearly $500 from last year, the highest increase of any Brooklyn neighborhood, according to real estate industry data.