Bushwick’s rise to citywide, culinary prominence has been years in the making, but now solidified, its restaurants and bars are impossible to ignore. During the pandemic, a stream of new, increasingly impressive businesses have opened in the Brooklyn neighborhood, as chefs and restaurant owners turn to the area to test innovative concepts. Residents and visitors have rallied to the cause, supporting new openings, re-imagined spaces, and street-side dining. Bushwick is known to change quickly, and the neighborhood is now filled with a mix of new spaces — Tong, Sofreh Cafe, Sobre Masa Tortilleria — and classic haunts like Falansai that have reinvented themselves during the pandemic.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More