• fivemyles

    [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: crown heights | space type: gallery | active since: 1999 | …

  • freecandy

    [I’ll be 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: clinton hill | space type: art gallery & coworking | …

  • pioneer works

    space type: nonprofit, skillshare, gallery | neighborhood: red hook | active since: 2012 | links: website, facebook, twitter, wikipedia Pioneer Works is huge. It’s around 27,000 square feet with 40-foot ceilings, which is just truly, absolutely …

  • brooklyn historical society

    space type: museum, nonprofit | neighborhood: brooklyn heights | active since: 1863 | links: website, facebook, twitter The Brooklyn Historical Society is definitely a bit more conventional than the spaces I usually cover here. But this is a …

  • see.me

    space type: art gallery | neighborhood: long island city | active since: 2013 | links: website, facebook, twitter You’ve probably heard of See.Me already. The organization used to be called Artists Wanted, and they were well known for …

  • silent barn redux

    neighborhood: ridgewood | space type: music, art, events | active since: 2013 | links: website, facebook, twitter By now everyone probably knows the storied history of the Silent Barn. The band Skeletons started the DIY venue in their …

  • wondering around wandering

    space type: pop-up gallery | neighborhood: crown heights | active: 2012 | links: website Wondering Around Wandering is a huge, vibrant pop-up art gallery in a former iron-working factory in Crown Heights, run by artist and designer Mike Perry. …

  • ugly art room

    space type: art gallery | neighborhood: greenpoint | active since: 2010 | links: website, facebook, twitter Ugly Art Room is a lovely little contradiction. They don’t have an art room, and the art they’ve got is certainly not …

  • monster island

    neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: art gallery, studios, venue | active: 2004–2011 It feels a bit trite to talk about the demise of Williamsburg cool, an inevitability that only the most obtuse and culturally unaware would still argue isn’t happening, …