• 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:…

  • 285 kent ave

    space type: music venue | neighborhood: williamsburg | active since: 2010–2014 | links: twitter Update, January 2014: No one expected 285 Kent to last forever, and news of its closing was just released. It’s not worth making any grand claims …

  • dead herring

    space type: apartment & music | neighborhood: williamsburg | active: 2007–2013 | links: myspace, facebook, twitter For most of its run, Dead Herring—an apartment that sometimes doubled as a DIY music and occasional theatre space was fairly averse …

  • 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. …

  • 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 …

  • 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, …

  • trinity project

    neighborhood: east williamsburg | space type: nonprofit, art studios | active: 2009–2012 | link: facebook The Trinity Project is a fantastic, pioneering nonprofit organization working to integrate artists more completely into the communities where they live. It’s an alliance between …

  • egg & dart club

    neighborhood: ft. greene | space type: social club | active: 2010–2012 | links: blog, facebook Egg & Dart was a social club just off the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Ft. Greene run by Alita and Angie, service-industry veterans who …