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 here, I am throwing a terrific launch party, and I will be doing a mini-post countdown to publication for the next two weeks.

1. The Book.
Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity will be released on May 19th, from Monacelli Press in hardcopy, and Thought Catalog as an ebook. Full book details are here, including some sample spreads, press, and updates. Please check back often!

2. The Party.
I’m throwing a huge soirée to celebrate the book launch on May 30th at the Gowanus Ballroom, one of the most fabulous spaces in Brooklyn. There will be a punk/folk banjo player, a 50-woman AfroBrazillian drumming troupe, a renegade brass band, a flaming saxophone, aerialists, a photo show by the amazing Brooklyn Spaces photographers, food trucks, and even more surprises.

Full details on Eventbrite or Facebook. It will be kiiiiiind of like this:


3. The Countdown.
Since the majority of the spaces in the book haven’t been profiled on the site, I’m going to add one mini-profile a day for the next 15 days to count down to the book launch. Hopefully that will make up for all these many months with no posts!

Thanks for sticking with me. Yay Brooklyn!


brooklyn spaces – the book!

My darling dears, I’m delighted to announce the most exciting news:

Brooklyn Spaces is going to be a book!

Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Outrageous Hubs of Culture & Creativity will be published by the wonderful Monacelli Press in Spring 2015, and I’ll be writing it this summer.

I want this book to showcase all the most brilliant, bizarre, and beautiful places Brooklyn has to offer. So I’d love to hear from you! Tell me which spaces are the most important to you, and the most important to making Brooklyn what it is today. Find me at, or on the Bk Spaces Facebook & Twitter, and let me know which spaces I absolutely MUST include.

The output on the site will be a bit lean in the coming months, but I’ll do my best to put up a thing or two. And of course I’ll be keeping up the calendar, so please continue to check there for all the most wonderful things to do in our most wonderful borough.

And now, if you’ll excuse me…