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IN BUSHWICK NIGHTZ, a collection of short stories about the neighborhood “everyone’s been talking about,” ten writers grapple with what it means to live in Bushwick in 2014 (spoiler: the answerincludes many one-night stands). It’s an occasionally ridiculous, occasionally fascinating time-capsule of a very specific time and place, where the lackluster can turn to the sublime upon meeting the right person, or finding the right drug, or just feeling the right feeling. The details...
FOR NEIL DEMAUSE, the choice to go the DIY route for his forthcoming book, The Brooklyn Wars, wasn’t anything personal against traditional publishing. But the journalist, who has spent the last decade writing about Brooklyn in magazines, books, newspapers, and his own zines, felt that the hybrid of ten-year-old material and updated research on the constantly shifting battlefronts of Coney Island, Downtown Brooklyn, Bushwick and Bed-Stuy, would be better suited for a path meant...
WE THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE it’s time to break free of the Brooklyn-lit stereotype, and two books we love which have done just that are Mark Chiusano’s debut story collection, Marine Park, and Anya Ulinich’s graphic novel, Lena Finkle’s Magic Barrel. Both authors take us on journeys to places not usually explored in Brooklyn lit (and, no, we don’t just mean Bensonhurst, though also, we mean Bensonhurst), thus contributing to a long tradition...

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