• 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:…

  • time’s up

    neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: community space, skillshare, activism | active since: 1987 | links: website, wikipedia, facebook, twitter, flickr Environmental-activism nonprofit Time’s Up is actually one of the very first spaces I profiled when I …

  • no-space

    space type: activism | neighborhood: greenpoint | active since: 2011 | links: website, facebook, twitter 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, …

  • 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. …

  • 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 …

  • 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, …

  • trees not trash

    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 roof? Trees Not Trash…

  • the brooklyn free store

    neighborhood: bed-stuy | space type: community space | active: 2009–2011 | links: facebook, twitter, tumblr update: I am really sad to add an update on the closing of this terrific space. In March of 2011, the Brooklyn Free …