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Bushwick Botanica

- upfromflames - Sunday, December 16th, 2007 : goo

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As a community in constant transformation, Bushwick brings together man diverse cultural elements into one heady mix.

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The contrast is at its most exotic and unfamiliar in .

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are generally religious supply shops where you can buy items for use in the practice of .

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The name comes from the dried and fresh herbs sold for their medicinal and spiritual properties


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But there is so much more for available here for sale, in a syncretistic swirl that seems to unite every cultural tradition under the sun.
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Whats the most popular item? Candles! There’s one for every situation, bad and good. People buy
them both for themselves, their loved ones, and their “not so loved” ones.

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Adrianna, the shop's owner who happily answered all of my questions, is a women of devotion. This is her shrine.

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This is a religious store, but its one that brings in all kinds of believers, Chinese, Guayanese, African American, and even the occasional new white face, like me. Everyone is welcome here!

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Can you buy the stuff here? Sure! If anyone has any ethical dilemmas about buying gifts from a botanica, you can get drop the fear. Its about intention, not just identity. Adrianna wants to help you find that special something for that special someone this holiday season.

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Is this an ad? Heavens no, but it is to Buy local, buy unique, and buy Bushwick this Xmas! Botanica, Santeria, and Magic is at 1485 Myrtle Ave, right under the M train at Grove St. Have a Bushwick Xmas!

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colavitos ghost: 17th Dec 2007 - 12:11 GMT

wish i was in ny to buy my xmas gifts there. great recommendation.

i was living in east harlem a while back and passed by a couple different botanicas every day. unfortunately, i never went inside for fear that i would offend the owner/"real" customers. i guess it was dumb of me to allow my sense of political correctness to scare me away from something so fascinating...

dueski1: 17th Dec 2007 - 15:13 GMT

KOOL ALOT OF PEOPLE DONT KNOW BOUT BOTANIKAS MY MOM HAS ONE CALLED BOTANIKA ENDOKI HER GARDION ANGEL IS OYA.AND IM YEMAYA

CartLegger: 17th Dec 2007 - 17:20 GMT

Back when I lived in Ft. Lauderdale, I did two years of Botanica-only Xmas gifting. It was appreciated by all, especially the Buddha statues.

Joe Kash: 27th Dec 2007 - 18:36 GMT

robert @ botanica san santiago on main st. in hackensack, nj is the man. get a reading from him and you will become a believer. i did and now i am.

Sandy: 8th Mar 2008 - 16:24 GMT

Can someone email me with the time that this botanica opens

Thanks,

Tam6jhns@yahoo.com

anon (CPE0050ba1c08ae-CM0014045d2346.cpe.net.cable.rogers.com): 27th Jul 2008 - 01:44 GMT

hello just white female omo oshun,nice store i live in canada and wan to buy some items,thank you

Kim: 1st Oct 2008 - 19:19 GMT

I am glad this article was writing, but the statement "This is one religious store but its one that brings in all kinds of believers African Americans. Why is it such a suprise that African Americans are in this store. Please check your history and you will see it is not a suprise at all.

adriana: 3rd Nov 2008 - 00:01 GMT

The store is open 7 days of the week...11:00am to 9:00pm Tel 718 366-6939

Anthony: 13th Dec 2008 - 05:57 GMT

I will be sure to come to this store and purchase some of the interesting painted Eleguas that are pictured here.

anon (c-71-57-168-19.hsd1.fl.comcast.net): 12th Nov 2009 - 00:48 GMT

can you help me?. I live in south florida. I made santo 2 yrs ago. I am puerto rican and I don't know any puerto rican espiritistas,paleros or oshas. everybody here is cuban. can you help me?
luis cordero, 332 sw 2nd place. pompano beach, fl.
954-798=6332.

Glenda Dallman: 2nd Feb 2010 - 18:33 GMT

i would like to know if you have somebody who works

sugarhouse13@hotmail.com: 18th Apr 2010 - 00:59 GMT

what is the address of this botanica

mr14@hotmail.com: 7th Jun 2010 - 17:23 GMT

I am a client at this botanica. When ever i have a problem i always go to her. She is great. I had problems with my boyfreind and money and after she did some work everything fell in place. Trust in her and have faith that everything she does will work and it will.

Marie: 7th Jun 2010 - 17:31 GMT

I know that many people dont know where to go cause they dont know if they are going to be taken for there money. I was one that went to other places and they did do that. But i ended up going and meeting with Adriana and as soon as i meet her i knew i was in the right place. She was not there to take my money it was a good price for what she did for me and it worked. I still go to her and speak to her about my problem and she helps me. They have evrything there. She is great im writing this cause if you are lost, have love problem, money problems this is the place to go. Adriana is there 7 days out the week and is always helpful and you can call she is a sweet lady.

thank you Adriana

johny: 1st Jul 2010 - 08:44 GMT

THERE IS ONLYE ONE GOD, THAT DO NOT HAVE STATUA AND LIVE IN HEAVEN . NO BOTANIC STORE IN THE WORLD, ELIMINATE THEM.

Seven: 1st Sep 2010 - 12:44 GMT

thank you for this I am going to check out the botanica for sure

Lost One...: 22nd Sep 2010 - 02:38 GMT

Hello all...I wish we had Botanica stores like this one in New York. We have spiritual shops here in Toronto Canada but nothing like this store or other ones I have read about. I need to take a trip to NYC...I haven't been in years....is there any other stores there like in Queens or Brooklyn that someone could recommend that is reputable

Katie VERMONT: 5th Feb 2011 - 15:00 GMT

Are you still open & well??

Would love to hear!!!

anon (pool-108-54-176-157.nycmny.fios.verizon.net): 21st Nov 2011 - 00:42 GMT

I go to see this Haitian Mambo named Gina in Queens and she is really good. Her number is 516-348-5554.

diane: 26th Nov 2011 - 19:13 GMT

to anon: can u tell me were in queens is this Haitian Mambo?

Thos Riley: 15th Dec 2011 - 17:17 GMT

Please tell why there's no contact phone # associated with this site to contact you? I need to contact you to buy articles from your store.

Angie: 30th Jun 2012 - 05:01 GMT

I seen Gina the other day she was good I found her from Craig's list tho and she told me things I never ever ever even told anyone my mouth dropped I haven't started the work yet but I will write back and let u guys know how that goes

denise:: 29th Jul 2012 - 20:20 GMT

could same one tell me dose this place have phone number

anon (mf52536d0.tmodns.net): 4th Sep 2012 - 00:42 GMT

Gina is great! Highly recommended

anon (50-14-75-164.nyc.clearwire-wmx.net): 19th Sep 2012 - 13:00 GMT

718-366-6939 is their phone no

anon (mf52536d0.tmodns.net): 30th Sep 2012 - 21:17 GMT

Have you heard from gina,lately her numbee isnt working

anon (mf52536d0.tmodns.net): Looking for gina

Juani: 1st Oct 2012 - 17:50 GMT

looking for someone thats good and can help with numerous problems

sugar : 2nd Oct 2012 - 00:09 GMT

Hello all, there is a lady I've been going to for three years and she is amazing and has helped my life in so many ways, love, court cases for my man, family, work ect. She cares and its not all about money. She is in Newark NJ the place is called Soul Of Nature and her name is Mimi.

sugar : 2nd Oct 2012 - 00:13 GMT

Her address is 478 Roseville Avenue #7, Newark NJ

sugar : 2nd Oct 2012 - 00:16 GMT

Her number is (973) 485-5767. Only open on wed,thirst,Fri,and sat 1-5 Sorry for the back and forth I have to keep going in my phone to get the information.

Haitian Mambo : 27th Oct 2012 - 00:42 GMT

I Wanted To Share With You Guys this Really GOOOD Mambo She Works Over The Phone Or In Person Which Ever Is Easier Since She Is Located In NYC But Is Always traveling ! I Went To Her Since 2011 I Had Been Scamed By Some African In Harlem On 116th Named Saleem So I Was Skeptical And In Desperate Need Of Work Done She HELPED My Boyfriend Get Off With A Attempt Murder Case , She Helped Our Relationship She Helped Money Wise Because I Was Down TO NOTHING Living House To House HArdly Had Food To Feed My 1 year Old Son I THANK HER SO MUCH. She Didnt ASK FOR 1000's OF DOLLARS Like Most Ppl Did She Mailed My Material We Did All the Work TOGETHER And Im Just The Happiest Person I Now Live In Queens In A NICE HOUSE Got A Beautiful Job Downtown Manhattan On Wall Street And Im Doing Better Then EVER


Contact Hope (347) 491-7174 Email Or Text Or Call

http://simplyhope.yolasite.com/contact.php

Haitian Mambo : 27th Oct 2012 - 00:43 GMT

I Wanted To Share With You Guys this Really GOOOD Mambo She Works Over The Phone Or In Person Which Ever Is Easier Since She Is Located In NYC But Is Always traveling ! I Went To Her Since 2011 I Had Been Scamed By Some African In Harlem On 116th Named Saleem So I Was Skeptical And In Desperate Need Of Work Done She HELPED My Boyfriend Get Off With A Attempt Murder Case , She Helped Our Relationship She Helped Money Wise Because I Was Down TO NOTHING Living House To House HArdly Had Food To Feed My 1 year Old Son I THANK HER SO MUCH. She Didnt ASK FOR 1000's OF DOLLARS Like Most Ppl Did She Mailed My Material We Did All the Work TOGETHER And Im Just The Happiest Person I Now Live In Queens In A NICE HOUSE Got A Beautiful Job Downtown Manhattan On Wall Street And Im Doing Better Then EVER


Contact Hope (347) 491-7174 Email Or Text Or Call

http://simplyhope.yolasite.com/contact.php

Bruijo : 4th Nov 2012 - 22:32 GMT

Botanica Santeria and Magic is still up and running. They do readings, cleanings and work of any kind. Adriana is still there 7 days a week. Her place is located at 1485 Mrytle ave in Brooklyn.

RUFF: 1st Jan 2013 - 21:03 GMT

HELLO I AM IN SEARCH OF FINDING MY MADRINA, HER NAME IS GINA AND SHE USE TO DO RELIGIOUS WORK IN THE BRONX, NY...I MOVED AWAY 10-15 YEARS AGO AND I LOST CONTACT WITH HER COMPLETELY, SHE USE TO DO SPIRITUAL WORK OUTTA HER BASEMENT IN THE BRONX RIGHT OFF OF COMMONWEALTH AVENUE..I HEARD SHE HAD MOVED TO FLORIDA THEN BACK TO NEW YORK BUT I AM NOT SURE, SHE IS KINDA SHORT AND HAS A LITTLE BIT OF BODY WEIGHT, I ALSO KNOW SHE HAS CHILDREN AND A HUSBAND THAT PRACTICES AS WELL..IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ABOUT HER, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT BLOODOFYOURZ@YAHOO.COM THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS.

i tried hope: 28th Feb 2013 - 16:13 GMT

i contacted hope a few months ago best work ever thanks

hanna H.............@gmail.com: Is Adriana working

anon (ool-ae2c4e4f.dyn.optonline.net): 4th May 2013 - 16:06 GMT

I am looking for a reader named Marcos, mid 30's slim latino guy used to do readings at Altagracia Botanica on Belmont Avenue in Brooklyn. He is excellent. If you know him please post his information

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