• 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 …

  • big irv’s

    [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: williamsburg | space type: art & events | active since: 2012 …

  • the brooklyn spaces book is almost here!!

    My darling dears, I have been incredibly remiss with this site over the last several months. It turns out that writing a book is a lot of work! But now I have some very exciting updates: The book is almost …

  • freecandy

    [I’ll be 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: clinton hill | space type: art gallery & coworking | …

  • 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 …

  • exapno (metropolitan exchange building)

    neighborhood: downtown brooklyn | space type: music coworking | open since: 2010 | links: website, facebook, twitter Founded by husband-and-wife composers Lainie and Jascha, Exapno is a coworking space for the musically minded. For a very low …

  • brooklyn lyceum

    space type: performance venue | neighborhood: park slope | active since: 1910 | links: website, facebook, twitter This is by far the oldest space I’ve written about. It was built in 1910 as a public bathhouse, boasting 100 …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …