• the muse

    space type: aerialist venue | neighborhood: williamsburg, bushwick | active since: 2011 | links: website, facebook, twitter Update, spring 2015: Last winter, Vice magazine took over two adjoining buildings on the Williamsburg waterfront, evicting several underground spaces in …

  • chez bushwick

    space type: dance studio | neighborhood: bushwick | active since: 2002 | links: website, facebook, myspace Chez Bushwick, an artist-run dance studio and performance space, is one of the vanguards of the modern incarnation of Bushwick as an …

  • red lotus room

    space type: parties | neighborhood: crown heights | active since: 2009 | link: blog, facebook The Red Lotus Room is breathtaking. The first time I went was for BANZAI!!!!!, a surreally crazy art and performance party, full of …

  • house of yes

    neighborhood: east williamsburg | space type: performance venue | active since: 2008 | links: website, facebook, twitter update, summer 2014: In sad but of course not shocking news, the House of Yes lost their East Williamsburg lease in …

  • big sky works

    neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: circus | active since: 2011 | links: website, facebook, twitter When I was in college in New Jersey, we used to come to Brooklyn to hunt for weirdness as much as we could. …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • cave

    neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: performance / art space | active since: 1996 | links: website, tumblr CAVE, led by video artist/curator Shige Moriya and theater-dance director/dancer Ximena Garnica, is a tiny experimental and alternative art space, one of …