• the spectrum

    [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: east williamsburg | space type: performance venue | active since: 2011 …

  • mister rogers

    [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: crown heights | space type: performance venue & coworking | active …

  • the cave of archaic remnants

    space type: art studio & performance venue | neighborhood: crown heights | active since: 2012 | links: facebook The Cave is a huge basement studio in an artists’ loft building in Crown Heights. It’s a multifaceted space: part performance venue, …

  • 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 …

  • gemini & scorpio loft

    neighborhood: gowanus | space type: art & events | active since: 2011 | links: website, facebook, twitter, flickr For ten years, Gemini & Scorpio have been throwing huge, immersive themed parties, consistently positioning themselves at the …

  • 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 …

  • clockworks puppet studio

    space type: theatre | neighborhood: red hook | active: 2011–2012 | links: website, blog The Clockworks Puppet Theatre is in trouble. If they don’t receive a miracle in the form of a cash influx very very soon, the theatre …

  • 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 …