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The Bushwich Fires and Aftermath

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2: Welcome to the troubles of Bushwick. May this book explain what happened to our Bushwick before our time now. Yalissa Rodriguez Mr.Schwartz

3: Many of the people who live in Bushwick now do not know what happened before the time now. Bushwick is one of Brooklyns oldest neighborhood. In the 1970's it was a symbol of urban crisis in America. Around the time of the July blackout thats when Bushwick started to go up in flames. This ALL took place around the year 1977. These fires and the blackout caused many people and things to go into massive crazyness. May the store keep going on and on...

4: This is a picture of the Brooklyn Theater after the fire. This theater was incredible now but before the people had nothing.

5: This is a picture of one the fire trucks tryingto put out the fire but it won't be put out that easy. It was hard to put out fires and have them under control it. Many people lost their homes and jobs durinbg these times.

6: This is a picture of Brooklyn on Greene Ave. This block had no buildings or people on it. It was destroyed and everything on it. wow!!

7: In Bushwick many things were going wrong around this time. The fires started because many of the landlords burned their own buildings and homes for the insurance. This called landlord Arson. Also that poorer tenants took advantage of welfare regulations which gave perference to those that had been burned out of their homes.This called Arson of Bushwick. Because of these arson's taking place the city went crazy. This Massive event with the fires that spread so quickly but who would help? Will the community ever be back to normal? Who will help the community bounce back?

8: This is a map of Brooklyn and how many fires have ocurred in the Bushwick area. This map also shows how many buildings were built in a year. Many of these lots are empty because of the fires that took place in bushwick and were they were at.

9: This map is showing in the years that took place with the fires and how many fires have been increased during the years. This map shows the year and the structure of the fire.

10: This picture is showing the fire put outs. In Bushwick manyof these fires are expanding and the firefighters are trynig the best to put them out. Many of these buildings are close together so many of the buildings burned down all in a row. Many of the families had died in these buildings.

11: This picture was taken of the family that died in a fire. These two little girls died with their mother and their dad lived but these two girls were burned in a fire that was started by the landlords. The girls were only 7 and 4 yrs old.

12: This is a photo of a fire trying to be put out but the fire just keeps getting worse. The more the fire is still firing the more the fire expandes. Many of these fires were stopped but most ofthem just burned to the ground.

13: This is a picture of one of the brooklyn church's. This church has been burned during many of the fires.

14: Many of the people who wrote about the fires were the ones that did the investigating on the fires. Many of the families went through a horrible experience in Brooklyn. Brooklyn had burned to the ground. Their was nothing left for nobody. Everybody that was still alive didn't know what to do or where to live.

16: After the fires gentrufication was in effect. "Gentrification can't be prevented. So the question is: how much can you control it? Oir focus is keeping housing affordable through legislation"-Vito Lopez

17: Close to end of the 1970's Bushwick came to making a plan. This plan was called "Bushwick Action Plan."This was suppose to help Brooklyn rebuild and become a community again. This plan became a plan to rebuild parks, housing buildings, and the brooklyn economy. Many of the empty lots in Bushwick were taken up by hope gardens building agency. All over brooklyn/bushwick area hope gardens has built many buildings after the fires.

18: During this time of the fires the process of gentirfication was a plan so the people can pay loew rent and that many of the burned, broken, homeless homes and places would be fixed up and look decent to live in. But many of the property's were raised up instead of going down. Most of the citizens were upset of the fact that they would have to move again. They moved becausr they could not pay the rent the landlords were creating. So most of them moved away and most of the people in Brooklyn then were new from other places and they were able to pay the amount the landlords wanted. So now more people were coming in and creating a new brooklyn culture.

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  • By: yalissa
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  • Title: The Bushwich Fires and Aftermath
  • This book is about the fires that had happened in Bushwick a long time ago. This book will help you understand what happened and what happened after the fires destroyed Bushwick.
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  • Published: over 9 years ago