If all goes as planned, they'll be transforming two next-door buildings off the Myrtle-Broadway J and M stop into a multifaceted DIY haven, with space allotted for shows, offices, studios and apartments. The 10,000 square-foot space (which, to compare, is larger than this), boats room outdoors for the "Silent Yard and Garden," which sounds like a place we'd like to hang out. If you, too, want to hang out there, or perhaps live there, or open a place of business there, or are just a person with good ideas of how a huge arts space in Bushwick could be used, you're urged to get in touch here.
The wheels are already spinning, as apparent on the project's website, with plans for a community garden and something called the "fish bowl"—essentially artist studios with transparent walls to create easy onlooker access from the public—and are already "entertaining subleases for a barbershop/record store, an electronics company, painters and a print studio."
But perhaps the most exciting part of all this is that according to Silent Barn spokesperson Lani Combier-Kapel, the troop could be throwing shows in the new space as soon as a few weeks. "Some people say two weeks, some people say two months," she told the Voice. While this is all going to demand a lot of money, of course (build-out costs are estimated at $35,000, and that's on top of monthly rent and an initial deposit), the future for Silent Barn looks awfully bright.
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