Category Archives: gowanus

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introducing brooklyn spaces bike tours!

My dears! I know you haven’t heard from me in awhile, so hello again. I hope you’re still interested in the inner-workings and underbelly of Brooklyn art and culture. In fact, I hope you’re so interested that you want to …

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royal palms shuffleboard club

[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: gowanus | space type: recreation | active since: 2013 | links:

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gemini & scorpio loft

neighborhood: gowanus | space type: art & events | active since: 2011 | links: website, facebook, twitter, flickr

G&S Glitter Ball, NYE 2013 (photo by Linus Gelber)

For ten years, Gemini & Scorpio have been throwing huge, …

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twig terrariums

neighborhood: gowanus | space type: makers, commercial | active since: 2009 | links: website, facebook, twitter, flickr, pinterest

all photos by Maximus Comissar

Yet another amazing maker shop in Gowanus, Twig Terrariums—the brainchild of Katy Maslow …

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ugly duckling presse

space type: nonprofit press | neighborhood: gowanus | active since: 2000 | links: website, facebook, twitter

Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit letterpress printing and bookbinding studio with a pretty long and fascinating history, which you can read …

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gowanus print lab

space type: print studio | neighborhood: gowanus | actice since: 2010 | links: website, facebook, twitter

The Print Lab is deep in the bowels of Gowanus. It’s a nice stroll from the train, unless you happen to visit …

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swimming cities

neighborhood: gowanus (and the world!) | space type: art collective | active since: 2001 | links: website, blogfacebook, twitter

update, Nov 2011: Want to see some absolutely amazing photos from Swimming Cities’ incredible trip down the …

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brooklyn brainery

space type: skillshare | neighborhood: prospect heights | active since: 2010 | links: website, tumblrfacebook, twitter

Update: The Brainery moved! They got a sweet new space in Prospect Heights which opened in early 2013.

Brooklynites are …

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ger-nis culinary & herb center

neighborhood: gowanus | space type: skillshare | active since: 2010 | links: website, facebook, twitter, blog

Let’s just take a minute and talk about something totally outside of the purview of this blog: ice cream sandwiches. Think …

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film biz recycling

space type: nonprofit | neighborhood: gowanus | active since: 2009 | links: website, blog, facebook, twitter

One of my favorite things about this project is how often it surprises me. And holy shit was it a surprise …