• the lab (electric warehouse)

    neighborhood: bed-stuy | space type: parties | active since: ? | links: website The Lab—or as it’s known to the dance kids and hipsters, Electric Warehouse—is a 10,000-sq-ft underground party space deep in Bed-Stuy. Once upon a time it was …

  • egg & dart club

    neighborhood: ft. greene | space type: social club | active: 2010–2012 | links: blog, facebook Egg & Dart was a social club just off the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Ft. Greene run by Alita and Angie, service-industry veterans who …

  • idiotarod

    neighborhood: all over | active since: 2003 | space type: silliness | links: website, wikipedia This post is a cheat, I know. The Idiotarod is not a space, and it’s not even always (or only) in Brooklyn. But it …

  • gowanus ballroom

    neighborhood: gowanus | space type: art & events | active since: 2010 | links: website, facebook Gowanus Ballrooom is one of my very favorite spaces, one I can’t help updating and re-writing about again and again. (In fact, check …

  • lost horizon night market

    neighborhood: nomadic | space type: guerilla art | active since: 2009 | links: website Okay, the Lost Horizon Night Market isn’t exactly a space, it’s more an idea contained in many, many spaces. But it’s such a spectacularly fun …

  • 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 …

  • rubulad

    neighborhood: bed-stuy | space type: parties & art space | active since: 1993 | links: none (sorry!) update December 2011: Rubulad is moving! After  nine years in South Williamsburg and six in Bed-Stuy, this amazing space is hunting for a …