• 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 …

  • the illuminator

    space type: maker, activism | neighborhood: ft. greene & all over | active since: 2012 | links: website, facebook, twitter For many involved in the Occupy Wall Street movement, the two-month anniversary last November was a galvanizing moment. …

  • the muse

    space type: aerialist venue | neighborhood: williamsburg, bushwick | active since: 2011 | links: website, facebook, twitter Update, spring 2015: Last winter, Vice magazine took over two adjoining buildings on the Williamsburg waterfront, evicting several underground spaces in …

  • swimming cities

    neighborhood: gowanus (and the world!) | space type: art collective | active since: 2001 | links: website, blog, facebook, twitter update, Nov 2011: Want to see some absolutely amazing photos from Swimming Cities’ incredible trip down the …

  • rubulad

    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 amazing space is hunting for a …