House of Yes reopening in Bushwick with restaurant, bar, and theater

House of Yes - new location at 408 Jefferson in Bushwick

House of Yes – new location at 408 Jefferson in Bushwick

House of Yes closed unexpectedly in 2013, but the good news is they’re coming back, this time in Bushwick:

Creative directors Anya Sapozhnikova, Kae Burke and Elena Delgado have teamed up with restaurateurs and bar owners, Ilan Telmont and Justin Ahiyon to take the House of Yes you know and love to the next level. The space will host a full bar and smokehouse restaurant complete with organic and vegetarian options. Having a liquor license and restaurant will make our theatre space and circus programming sustainable, allowing our audiences to enjoy world-class live entertainment for an affordable ticket price. We are also very excited to have a space that can include children’s performances and family events! [Read more…]

Brooklyn Spaces: Chronicaling Weird Shit Before it Gets Condemed/Gentrified

Death by Audio. Photo by Maximus Comissar

You know how there was that one time? That your friend dragged you to that random warehouse party you’re pretty sure was somewhere in Bushwick but can’t be positive because your recollection of how you got there or how you left is kind of hazy? But all you know is that when you were there there was a zip line, and maybe some fire eaters, and quite possibly a trailer? As we all know, Brooklyn is full of “underground” spaces like that — everything from night clubs to DIY classes to make-you-own-liquor factories. And as anyone who’s lived here long enough knows, these places are so transient once you’ve been to a place once you maybe have a 50-50 chance of ever finding it again.

Well one woman, long time Williamsburg resident Oriana Leckert, has taken it upon herself to chronicle them, one crazy space at a time. You should really check out her blog, Brooklyn Spaces, which chronicles the many many many creative ways Brooklynites are, well using their space. Full of gorgeous photos and in-depth profiles on the history of each space, her site will let you see what you’ve been missing, or maybe evern finally figure out the name of that place you stumbled into in a drunken late-night stupor.

We sat down with her to see what she’s seen, what she loves, and what her website is all about.

Breuckelen Distilling Co. Photo By Maximus Comissar

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Tonight: First Annual Brokelyn Charity Ball

Brokelyn’s throwing a birthday party for themselves tonight at Night Owl (160 N. 4th St) featuring a major raffle. You can win prizes like $100 at Five Leaves restaurant, $75 at the Meat Hook, $50 at Red Hook Lobster Pound, free class at 3rd Ward, or some arial silk trapeze lessons for two from House of Yes. It starts at 7pm, goes to 11pm, with the raffle kicking off at 8:30. Get details and register for your free tickets on Eventbrite.