• 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 …

  • acme studio

    space type: photo studio & prop house | neighborhood: williamsburg | active since: 2010 | links: website, facebook, twitter, tumblr Listen, I’ve been to a lot of wacky spaces through this project, but Acme is one of …

  • time’s up

    neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: community space, skillshare, activism | active since: 1987 | links: website, wikipedia, facebook, twitter, flickr Environmental-activism nonprofit Time’s Up is actually one of the very first spaces I profiled when I …

  • 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 …

  • no-space

    space type: activism | neighborhood: greenpoint | active since: 2011 | links: website, facebook, twitter No-Space is the current workshop for Not An Alternative, an art-and-activism collective that works to affect politics and culture through organizing, education, …

  • vaudeville park

    space type: art & music venue | neighborhood: williamsburg | active: 2008–2013 | links: website, facebook, twitter Vaudeville Park is a plucky arts venue with wildly diverse programming. It sits right on the borderline (at least, the current …

  • 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 …

  • monster island

    neighborhood: williamsburg | space type: art gallery, studios, venue | active: 2004–2011 It feels a bit trite to talk about the demise of Williamsburg cool, an inevitability that only the most obtuse and culturally unaware would still argue isn’t happening, …