• 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 | …

  • mas house

    [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.] neighborhood: bed-stuy | space type: communal living | active: 2009–2015 | links:…

  • 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 …

  • treehaus

    neighborhood: bed-stuy | active since: 2007 | space type: community house | links: website, tumblr, facebook Treehaus is a collective home centered around sustainability, open communication, respect, and cooking. There are thirteen members of the collective sharing a …

  • newsonic loft

    neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: music & parties | active: 2000–2011 | links: website Newsonic was terrific. It was way way out at the edge of South Williamsburg, virtually unmarked, and a complete shock when you walk in. Just an …

  • jerkhaus

    neighborhood: sunset park | space type: music & living space | active: 2004–2011 | links: none (sorry!) The Jerkhaus is an incredibly lived-in communal-housing and punk-show space. They’ve had almost sixty roommates over the seven years the house has been …