Category Archives: activism

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mas house

[I’m counting down to the release of the Brooklyn Spaces book by doing one mini-post per day, sharing teasers of some of the places you’ll find in it.]

neighborhood: bed-stuy | space type: communal living | active: 2009–2015 | links:

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time’s up

neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: community space, skillshare, activism | active since: 1987 | links: websitewikipediafacebooktwitter, flickr

Environmental-activism nonprofit Time’s Up is actually one of the very first spaces I profiled when I …

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no-space

space type: activism | neighborhood: greenpoint | active since: 2011 | links: website, facebooktwitter

No-Space is the current workshop for Not An Alternative, an art-and-activism collective that works to affect politics and culture through organizing, education, …

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the illuminator

space type: maker, activism | neighborhood: ft. greene & all over | active since: 2012 | links: website, facebook, twitter

For many involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement, the two-month anniversary last November was a galvanizing moment. …

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bushwick city farms

space type: community farm | neighborhood: bushwick | active since: 2008 | links: website, facebook, twitter

The first thing my sister Laurel told me about Bushwick City Farms was that being a volunteer there went a tremendous way …

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#occupywallstreet art show

space type: art gallery | neighborhood: wall street | active: october 2011 | links: website

Over the course of doing this site, I’ve gotten away with profiling a few spaces in Ridgewood, since they were only a block or two …

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books through bars

neighborhood: red hook | space type: nonprofit | active since: 1996 | links: website, facebook

Books Through Bars is a all-volunteer collective started by the Nightcrawlers Anarchist Black Cross, and the group’s single goal is to donate free …

photo by Maximus Comissar

time’s up

neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: community space, skillshare | active since: 1987 | links: website, wikipedia, facebook, twitter

Time’s Up is an all-volunteer, nonprofit environmental advocacy group. They do about 200 themed group bike rides a year, …

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trees not trash

photos by Maximus Comissar

neighborhood: East Williamsburg / Bushwick | space type: community space; guerilla garden | active since: 2004 | link: website, facebook

Who says a space has to be enclosed by four walls, or even have a …

photo from BFS's Facebook page

the brooklyn free store

neighborhood: bed-stuy | space type: community space | active: 2009–2011 | links: facebooktwittertumblr

update: I am really sad to add an update on the closing of this terrific space. In March of 2011, the Brooklyn Free …