• brooklyn spaces – the book!

    My darling dears, I’m delighted to announce the most exciting news: Brooklyn Spaces is going to be a book! Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Outrageous Hubs of Culture & Creativity will be published by the wonderful Monacelli Press in Spring 2015, and …

  • pioneer works

    space type: nonprofit, skillshare, gallery | neighborhood: red hook | active since: 2012 | links: website, facebook, twitter, wikipedia Pioneer Works is huge. It’s around 27,000 square feet with 40-foot ceilings, which is just truly, absolutely …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …