‘Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity’ by Oriana Leckert

Oriana Leckert

Exciting news: Oriana Leckert of the site Brooklyn Spaces (a “compendium of Brooklyn culture & creativity”) has authored her first book! It’s called Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity and it looks amazing.


On Sunday, May 30th, 2015, she is hosting a big book launch party at Gowanus Ballroom in Brooklyn, NYC. She writes that there will be a “punk/folk banjo player, a 50-woman Afro-Brazilian 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.” Tickets are $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

In Brooklyn Spaces: 50 Hubs of Culture & Creativity, Oriana Leckert introduces us to the creators driving Brooklyn’s cultural renaissance, and in their company takes us on a tour of adapted, hacked, and reused alternative spaces. Whether a graffiti art show in an abandoned power station, a circus school in a former ice warehouse, or a shuffleboard club in a disused die-cutting factory, these spaces present a vibrant cross-section of life in the borough where trends in music, fashion, food, and lifestyle are set. These are spaces to make art together, throw parties and concerts, host classes and performances, grow vegetables, build innovative products, and, most importantly, to support and inspire one another while welcoming more and more collaborators into the fold.

Congrats, Oriana!! Your fan, Rusty.