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You may or may not have heard of Wendy's Subway, a newish, collectively run reading space and non-circulating library housed inside an old industrial building in Williamsburg, just above the country's last remaining umbrella factory. Most of the time, it's open to members only and is a quiet place to write and read or discuss. But an increasingly large part of Wendy's existence is now devoted to being a lively meet-up space where writers,...
Bushwick Nightz, a collection of short stories about the increasingly infamous Brooklyn neighborhood, is the first extended project from Bushwick Daily, the popular chronicler of the neighborhood, published in conjunction with indie publisher Catopolis. Billing itself as a “honest, brutal and completely self-aware,” the book explores “the bright and dark moments of all that occurs here from drug deals, to gallery shows, drinking, sex, Zagat-rated meals, gentrification and trying to figure it all out.” In...
NO. 13 The Most Literary Neighborhood Where To Find The Densest Concentration Of Bookstores And Publishers Ask someone to picture “Literary Brooklyn,” and they might imagine the young writers starting out in Bushwick, or the published authors settled in Park Slope and Carroll Gardens. But if you’re talking about infrastructure, few neighborhoods could consider themselves as bookish as—are you sitting down?—DUMBO. The formerly industrial microcommunity beneath the bridges, known more for its staggering residential rents and Belgian-block streets,...

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