Bushwick Towne is a completely changed town since 20 years ago. Dependent upon which part of Bushwick you move to, you will have a very similar feel to Williamsburg. If your into the LES type of scene, I would recommend living off the JMZ Trains in Bushwick Towne. If you are looking for a 14th Street/Union Square type of scene, then I would recommend living off the L Train in Bushwick Town.
Just keep in mind the Bushwick Towne is changing dramatically everyday. Don't be afraid to explore the area and see what works best for you.
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Right now Bushwick is very hot location! It is mostly good renovated, and much safer than 20 years ago. So visit this area, check the subway lines, parks around and try to fill if you like to live in this neighborhood. I think you will pretty much love it. Good luck!
I moved away from Bushwick when I was 5. I moved back with my children and husband two years ago. It's a great place. I live right by the L line...Morgan station. It's artsy and great. My kids love it. My husband loves the commute and it's tranquil and we have it all right here!
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. The answer to your questions really depends on what you are used to and what your definition of "bad" is. Your best bet would be to spend some time in the neighborhood and speak to some of the business owners in the area. See what the "lay of the land" is late at night as well.
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Bushwick has changed alot since your father lived there 20 years ago along with the rest of Brooklyn. The people who lived here back then wouldn't even recognize it now. Take him for a walk through his old neighborhood or take some pictures of the area. I can almost guarantee he will think he's in a totally different world.
Manhattan is where people do business...
Brooklyn is a place people live.
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