• chicken hut

    [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. This is the last one—the book is out tomorrow!] neighborhood: bed-stuy | …

  • 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, …

  • 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 …

  • flux factory

    neighborhood: long island city | space type: art collective, nonprofit | active since: 1994 | links: website, facebook, twitter Yes, I know Flux Factory is in Queens. For what it’s worth, they actually started in Brooklyn—in the Monster …

  • swimming cities

    neighborhood: gowanus (and the world!) | space type: art collective | active since: 2001 | links: website, blog, facebook, twitter update, Nov 2011: Want to see some absolutely amazing photos from Swimming Cities’ incredible trip down the …

  • 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, …

  • the schoolhouse

    neighborhood: bushwick | space type: art collective | active since: 1996 | links: facebook According to The Bushwiki, PS 52 was built in 1883 and served as an arts-intensive elementary school until 1945, when it was sold for use …

  • hive nyc

    neighborhood: bushwick | space type: art collective | active since: 2011 | links: website, facebook, twitter During this year’s Bushwick Open Studios, I had an ambitious roster of spaces to hit, and by a fortuitous chance, one …