• 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 …

  • bushwick city farms

    space type: community farm | neighborhood: bushwick | active since: 2008 | links: website, facebook, twitter The first thing my sister Laurel told me about Bushwick City Farms was that being a volunteer there went a tremendous way …

  • fort useless

    neighborhood: bushwick | space type: music & events | active since: 2009 | links: website, facebook, twitter In a dense (and getting denser!) corner of Bushwick, Fort Useless, a DIY show space housed in what used to be …

  • vaudeville park

    space type: art & music venue | neighborhood: williamsburg | active: 2008–2013 | links: website, facebook, twitter Vaudeville Park is a plucky arts venue with wildly diverse programming. It sits right on the borderline (at least, the current …

  • greenroom brooklyn

    neighborhood: bushwick | space type: apartment & party space | active since: 2010 | links: website, facebook, twitter Self-described as “Brooklyn’s underground launchpad for performing artists,” Greenroom Brooklyn is run by violinist and dancer Johnny Arco, with …

  • 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 …

  • 950 hart gallery

    neighborhood: bushwick | space type: art gallery | active: 2010–2012 | links: website, blog, facebook, twitter 950 Hart came relatively late to the Bushwick gallery scene, but they were incredibly busy. In their first nine months, they …