I was happy to see a New York Times story on the building at 33 Flatbush Ave. a couple of days ago. The former bank in downtown Brooklyn is home to a rough cöoperative of artists, scientists, chefs, designers and other creative types; my friend Lainie Fefferman recently laid claim to a small space there, a kind of “studio away from home” for composers, called Exapno. A weathered mountain-man named Al holds the place down, and fills it with his collection of salvaged furniture and other urban architectural detritus.
Lainie set me loose in 33 Flatbush a few months ago with my camera. It’s a fascinating space, made more wonderful by the vast and random assortment of activities going inside it (and on top of it). Here are some of my favorite photos from that afternoon.