• concrete utopia

    neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: gallery | active: 2010–2011 | links: website, facebook I love apartment galleries. I’m always struck by the neat intimacy of leaning on someone’s bed or sitting at their kitchen table while looking at art.…

  • newsonic loft

    neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: music & parties | active: 2000–2011 | links: website Newsonic was terrific. It was way way out at the edge of South Williamsburg, virtually unmarked, and a complete shock when you walk in. Just an …

  • jerkhaus

    neighborhood: sunset park | space type: music & living space | active: 2004–2011 | links: none (sorry!) The Jerkhaus is an incredibly lived-in communal-housing and punk-show space. They’ve had almost sixty roommates over the seven years the house has been …

  • 3rd ward

    neighborhood: east williamsburg | space type: skillshare | active since: 2005 | links: website, facebook, twitter Update October 2013: The story is still coming to light, but as of October 9th, 3rd Ward is closed, with the owner …

  • bushwick project for the arts

    neighborhood: east williamsburg | space type: art & event space | active: 2009–2011 | link: website Update May 2011. As many know, Bushwick Project for the Arts was also an experiment in radical living environments: all the artists were housed …

  • 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 …