• 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 …

  • 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 …

  • vaudeville park

    space type: art & music venue | neighborhood: williamsburg | active: 2008–2013 | links: website, facebook, twitter Vaudeville Park is a plucky arts venue with wildly diverse programming. It sits right on the borderline (at least, the current …

  • the muse

    space type: aerialist venue | neighborhood: williamsburg, bushwick | active since: 2011 | links: website, facebook, twitter Update, spring 2015: Last winter, Vice magazine took over two adjoining buildings on the Williamsburg waterfront, evicting several underground spaces in …

  • greenroom brooklyn

    neighborhood: bushwick | space type: apartment & party space | active since: 2010 | links: website, facebook, twitter Self-described as “Brooklyn’s underground launchpad for performing artists,” Greenroom Brooklyn is run by violinist and dancer Johnny Arco, with …

  • chez bushwick

    space type: dance studio | neighborhood: bushwick | active since: 2002 | links: website, facebook, myspace Chez Bushwick, an artist-run dance studio and performance space, is one of the vanguards of the modern incarnation of Bushwick as an …