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MAP: Bushwick Ends at Flushing Ave. for Most, but Others Say Grand St.

By Serena Dai | September 29, 2015 8:29am

BUSHWICK — Sorry, Roberta's: Many Bushwick residents don't think you're in their neighborhood.

Hundreds of readers filled out DNAinfo's neighborhood border map, and more than 600 people who drew Bushwick's borders said the neighborhood ends on the north side at Flushing Avenue.

That definition excludes the trendy industrial area that's home to businesses like Roberta's and Tutu's — many of which self-identify as Bushwick spots or have become shorthand for quintessential Bushwick.

But hundreds of other people were more generous in their definition of Bushwick's borders, allowing for a neighborhood that even included parts of Queens.

Close to 500 people marked the northern border just above Flushing Avenue. Another 400 or so went a little further up, closer to Grattan Street.

More than 150 more people drew the northern border as high as Grand Street, near the Grand Street L stop.

And the people who have lived in Bushwick for longer tended to define the borders a little more tightly.

Most residents who have lived in the neighborhood for more than 20 years ended Bushwick's eastern border at Wyckoff Avenue north of Myrtle Avenue and at Irving Avenue south of Myrtle.

The majority of newer residents, though, extended the neighborhood to Saint Nicholas Avenue to the north of Myrtle and Wyckoff avenues to the south of Myrtle.

Check out more about Bushwick's border in the map below: