Emojis Essential to Expressing the Distinct Bushwick Experience

June 20, 2014 2 4547 Emojis
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There’s quite a few things that are unique to living in Bushwick. With the recent release of a new set of emojis for the summer that are mostly weather-centric, it’s got The Burning Bush thinking about what’s truly missing from the emoji arsenal in order to best elucidate living within these confines.

How can these explain how Bushwick feels?

How can these explain how Bushwick feels?

L-Mos logo (in the Curlz font of course) 

Curlz 4eva

Curlz 4eva

Hungover person (both close up of face and zoom out of hunched over body)

The beer emoji doesn't quite encompass a Bushwick hangover

The beer emoji doesn’t quite encompass a Bushwick hangover

Outlines of the states of California, Connecticut and Ohio in order to know which state someone is transplanted from

Get to the point of where you've migrated from with a handy outline of the most common states where Bushwickians have moved from

Get to the point of where you’ve migrated from with a handy outline of the most common states where Bushwickians have moved from

McKibbin Lofts (good and bad side)

The mere image of this building conjures so many unwanted feelings

The mere image of this building conjures so many unwanted feelings

Man wearing shtreimel

The key accessory of every Bushwick landlord

The key accessory of every Bushwick landlord

Roberta’s-specific pizza

'Cause the normal pizza emoji looks like total shit in comparison

‘Cause the normal pizza emoji looks like total shit in comparison

L train running someone over

It happens to the best of us

It happens to the best of us

L train logo

L is for Lucifer

L is for Lucifer

New York Loft Hostel

The epicenter of Europe and Australia in Bushwick

The epicenter of Europe and Australia in Bushwick

Homeless man sitting in front of Brooklyn’s Natural

Though sometimes it's hard to tell if it's just a hipster in between apartments (Homeless or Bushwick?)

Though sometimes it’s hard to tell if it’s just a hipster in between apartments (Homeless or Bushwick?)

Collage

It may take the people at Emoji awhile to perfect the particular badness of Bushwick collages

It may take the people at Emoji awhile to perfect the particular badness of Bushwick collages

Performance Artist

The performance artist emoji

The performance artist emoji

Two people who have just had awkward sex that looks really gross and unpolished

Unfortunately, the awkward sex emoji is best exemplified by Lena Dunham

Unfortunately, the awkward sex emoji is best exemplified by Lena Dunham

Dry mouth–from waking up in the middle of the night as a result of too much alcohol

Miley Cyrus tongue it is not

Miley Cyrus tongue it is not

Vomit pile

It's the most natural part of living here

It’s the most natural part of living here

Abnormally large rat

A satanic looking bastard, with a size common to Bushwick

A satanic looking bastard, with a size common to Bushwick

Two different coffins: One for expressing feeling dead and one for telling someone you’re headed to the Pine Box

Sometimes going to the Pine Box can make you feel like you're dead too.

Sometimes going to the Pine Box can make you feel like you’re dead too.

Los Hermanos picada and/or taco

Beautiful, beautiful Los Hermanos

Beautiful, beautiful Los Hermanos

JZ train logo

Represent

Represent

White man getting mugged off Chauncey

Chauncey ain't quite at the gentrification level of Myrtle Broadway

Chauncey ain’t quite at the gentrification level of Myrtle Broadway

Myrtle-Broadway food nexus (Popeye’s, Checkers, Food Bazaar)

Food Bazaar, a member of the Myrtle Broadway food nexus

Food Bazaar, a member of the Myrtle Broadway food nexus

And so there they are, the most key emojis Bushwick needs for more succinct, to the point self-expression. We’re hoping they become available by the time the iPhone 6 is out.

Written by Genna Rivieccio

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