Category Archives: historic

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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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[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: coney island | space type: nonprofit museum | active since: 1985 …

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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 …

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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 …

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brooklyn lyceum

space type: performance venue | neighborhood: park slope | active since: 1910 | links: website, facebook, twitter

This is by far the oldest space I’ve written about. It was built in 1910 as a public bathhouse, boasting 100 …

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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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broken angel

neighborhood: clinton hill | space type: living space, maker | active since: 1979 | links: facebook, flickr

This article was written for Hyperallergic. See the original here.

Most of the coverage you’ll find about the Broken Angel, a …

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south oxford space

space type: rehearsal & performance space | neighborhood: ft. greene | active since: 2000 | links: website, facebook

A.R.T. New York (the Alliance of Resident Theatres) has been supporting nonprofit theatre groups for forty years. They provide all …

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the schoolhouse

neighborhood: bushwick | space type: art collective | active since: 1996 | links: facebook


According to The Bushwiki, PS 52 was built in 1883 and served as an arts-intensive elementary school until 1945, when it was sold for use …

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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 …