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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 …

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metropolis soap co.

neighborhood: bay ridge | space type: commercial | active since: 2009 | links: website, blog, facebook, twitter

In case you didn’t know, Brooklynites are serious makers. We make everything, all over the borough, like gin in Sunset …

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the lab (electric warehouse)

neighborhood: bed-stuy | space type: parties | active since: ? | links: website

The Lab—or as it’s known to the dance kids and hipsters, Electric Warehouse—is a 10,000-sq-ft underground party space deep in Bed-Stuy. Once upon a time it was …

photo by Maximus Comissar

ger-nis culinary & herb center

neighborhood: gowanus | space type: skillshare | active since: 2010 | links: website, facebook, twitter, blog

Let’s just take a minute and talk about something totally outside of the purview of this blog: ice cream sandwiches. Think …

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film biz recycling

space type: nonprofit | neighborhood: gowanus | active since: 2009 | links: website, blog, facebook, twitter

One of my favorite things about this project is how often it surprises me. And holy shit was it a surprise …

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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 …

all photos by Maximus Comissar

breuckelen distilling co.

neighborhood: sunset park | space type: commercial | active since: 2010 | links: website, facebook, twitter

Brooklynites are makers. We make everything, no matter how weird or difficult. We make gardens in abandoned lots, screen-printed skateboards

photo by Maximus Comissar

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 …

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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 …

photo by Maximus Comissar

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 …