• 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, …

  • death by audio

    neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: music venue | active since: 2007 | links: website, myspace I’ve been to Death By Audio a few dozen times, but somehow I always forget how cool it is. My friends’ doom metal band …

  • shea stadium

    neighborhood: east williamsburg | space type: music space | active since: 2009 | links: website, facebook There is something magical about the little corner of East Williamsburg south of Grand Street and east of Bushwick Ave. Within just a …

  • 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 …

  • silent barn

    neighborhood: bushwick | space type: music space | active since: 2005 | links: website, facebook, twitter, myspace update spring 2013: The Barn is back! Now in Bushwick, and bigger, more diverse, and more ambitious than ever. Read …

  • bushwick music studios

    neighborhood: east williamsburg | space type: music venue | active: 2009–2010 | links: myspace, facebook Bushwick Music Studios was an underground music venue in the heart of the East Williamsburg Industrial Park. It was totally unfussy—just a tiny bright …