Bushwick is a working-class neighborhood in the northern part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn.It was first founded and settled during Dutch colonial times.Most residents are Latino American citizens from the island of Puerto Rico and immigrants from the Dominican Republic.Tags: strictly australian dating sitedating a dorkSex chat withot account freekc conception datingjoss whedon eliza dushku datingWithout login sex chatingnicole dating sitesFree adult chat no credit card no hidden costsvkcom privedatings2016 comregistrationChatrooms horny uk
Velázquez was the first woman of Hispanic and Puerto Rican descent to be elected to the United States Congress.
The Williamsburg and Bushwick communities are home to their own local Puerto Rican Day Parade.
It is the largest concentration of Hispanic Americans in the entire borough, followed closely behind by Sunset Park.
Politically, Bushwick is part of New York's 7th congressional district and is represented in Congress by Puerto Rican born Nydia Velázquez, whose office is in neighboring Williamsburg as well as in Downtown Brooklyn.
Covering an area of 570.78 acres (230.99 ha), the neighborhood had a population density of 100.1 inhabitants per acre (64,100/sq mi; 24,700/km The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 10.7% (6,098) White, 9.7% (5,533) African American, 0.1% (82) Native American, 6.0% (3,417) Asian, 0.0% (11) Pacific Islander, 0.7% (380) from other races, and 1.0% (582) from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 71.8% (41,035) of the population.
On the corner of Broadway, Flushing Avenue and Graham Avenue, where Bushwick, Williamsburg and Bedford–Stuyvesant meet, in the shadow of Woodhull Medical Center, Graham Avenue becomes the Avenue of Puerto Rico.
Located here is a campus of Boricua College and a branch of the Puerto Rico-based Popular Community Bank.
Puerto Ricans began to migrate to New York for greater opportunities, developing Hispanic enclaves in Brooklyn, East Harlem, the Upper West Side, and the Bronx.
Many Puerto Ricans also settled in neighboring Williamsburg, also known as Los Sures, due to the proximity to jobs at the now defunct Domino Sugar Refinery as well as at the Brooklyn Navy Yard; they expanded into other parts of Brooklyn as ethnic Irish and Italians moved to suburbs in Queens and Nassau County.