• 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, …

  • 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 …

  • see.me

    space type: art gallery | neighborhood: long island city | active since: 2013 | links: website, facebook, twitter You’ve probably heard of See.Me already. The organization used to be called Artists Wanted, and they were well known for …

  • 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 …

  • time’s up

    neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: community space, skillshare, activism | active since: 1987 | links: website, wikipedia, facebook, twitter, flickr Environmental-activism nonprofit Time’s Up is actually one of the very first spaces I profiled when I …