• the swamp

    [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: east williamsburg | space type: music venue | active since: 2009 …

  • 285 kent ave

    space type: music venue | neighborhood: williamsburg | active since: 2010–2014 | links: twitter Update, January 2014: No one expected 285 Kent to last forever, and news of its closing was just released. It’s not worth making any grand claims …

  • 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 …

  • broken angel

    neighborhood: clinton hill | space type: living space, maker | active since: 1979 | links: facebook, flickr This article was written for Hyperallergic. See the original here. Most of the coverage you’ll find about the Broken Angel, a …

  • dead herring

    space type: apartment & music | neighborhood: williamsburg | active: 2007–2013 | links: myspace, facebook, twitter For most of its run, Dead Herring—an apartment that sometimes doubled as a DIY music and occasional theatre space was fairly averse …

  • 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 …