The amazing #Bushwick from a #mobile consumer’s point of view:
If you’re fortunate enough to be a Bushwick business owner or resident you know that people are moving into the neighborhood faster than you can say Knickerbocker.
Sure you might be worried about rent increases but this Bushwick Gold Rush is a great thing for you!
It means more business and more money — Only if you’re ready to take advantage of this golden opportunity.
First you need to make sure people can find you.
If you’re relying on folks walking by your place and popping in, consider this…
I’m someone who moved from a place where there are no security gates hiding amazing places to eat, drink and play. If its closed when we pass, we still peek in and make a mental note to return. Unfortunately, that’s not the reality of Brooklyn.
When I first moved to Bushwick I had no idea there were so many fantastic restaurants, bars, etc. because they’re hidden (see pic) as I pass them during my morning and sometimes late afternoon walks. It wasn’t until I passed late in the evening or at night that I realized there were (what some have become my favorite) places to eat and drink.
But how many visitors and new residents walk the streets at night?
Yes some, but not many — At least not until their comfortable — So they’re ordering delivery or keeping their money in Manhattan.
Wouldn’t you like more of their business (aka $)?