• 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • fort useless

    neighborhood: bushwick | space type: music & events | active since: 2009 | links: website, facebook, twitter In a dense (and getting denser!) corner of Bushwick, Fort Useless, a DIY show space housed in what used to be …