Tag Archives: brooklyn spaces book

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

Wau Wau Sisters at Big Sky Works

When I was in college in New Jersey, we used to come to Brooklyn to hunt …

death by audio

neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: music venue | active since: 2007 | links: website, myspace

I’ve been to Death By Audio a few dozen times, but somehow I always forget how cool it is. My friends’ doom metal band …

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 …

invisible dog

neighborhood: boerum hill | space type: art & events | active since: 2009 | link: website, facebook, twitter

I’ve been hearing about Invisible Dog—a multi-floor interdisciplinary arts center, filled with art studios, galleries, and event space—for a while, …

city reliquary

neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: micro-museum | active since: 2002 | links: website, facebook, twitter, tumblr

I’ve loved City Reliquary for years. It’s right on Metropolitan Ave., and I pass by it at least once a month, …

rubulad

photo from the New York Times

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 …

proteus gowanus

neighborhood: gowanus | space type: museum & events | active since: summer 2005 | links: websitefacebook

The first time I went to Proteus Gowanus, I couldn’t find it. I walked around and around the block, checking and re-checking …