"Gallery and Museum Guides."
By Charles Kessler
The only gallery that closed since my last update is Famous Accountants, and that is a big loss. At least nine new galleries opened, however, and I discovered many others -- thirty all together! The galleries are listed in an order that I suggest would make an efficient route for a gallery tour. They are spread out over a large area; what is being called “Bushwick” actually includes parts of eastern Williamsburg and Ridgewood, Queens. If you have the energy, it’s possible to do it all in one afternoon (it's about 4 1/2 miles), but you can easily split the tour into eastern and western sections if you prefer. For the eastern section, you can end with Factory Fresh and walk back to the Morgan Avenue L stop. For the western section, you can start from the Dekalb Avenue L subway station and tour in reverse order. You can return via the Jefferson Street L (at Wyckoff and Troutman).
Some galleries are open Friday - Monday, 1 - 6 pm, and most are open at least Sundays. Some galleries, however, are only open by appointment, and I noted those in the listings. It's a good idea to check gallery websites (their names below are linked to their websites), email them, or call the galleries in advance to confirm. It’s also a good idea to take the gallery phone numbers with you because in some cases you may need be let in.
I took the opportunity to list some bars and a variety of restaurants along the route. These are not on the map but are placed in the listings under the galleries they are closest to.
To start the tour, take the L train to Morgan Avenue and go out the Bogart Street exit (toward the back of the train if you’re coming from the west). 56 Bogart is across the street from where you exit.
56 Bogart Street galleries:
Agape Enterprise - (718) 417-0037 email@example.com
Bogart Salon - (203) 249-8843 firstname.lastname@example.org
C.C.C.P. - (917) 974-9664 email@example.com
Interstate Projects - no phone listed firstname.lastname@example.org
Momenta Art - (718) 218-8058 email via their website
NURTUREart - (718) 782-7755 email@example.com
Slag Contemporary - (917) 977-1848 info@SlagGallery.com
Studio 10 - (718) 852-4396 firstname.lastname@example.org
THEODORE:Art - (212) 966-4324 email@example.com
Nearby:Luhring Augustine - 25 Knickerbocker Avenue (at Ingraham), (212) 206-9100 firstname.lastname@example.org
Roberta's Restaurant, 261 Moore Street (near Bogart Street), (718) 417-1118
MoMo Sushi Shack, 43 Bogart Street (near Moore Street), (718) 418-6666
Kesting/Ray - 257 Boerum Street (east of Bushwick Avenue), (212) 334-0204 email via their website The gallery will probably open in mid-March.
Centotto - 250 Moore Street #108 (west of Bogart), 908-338-3590 email@example.com
Open by appointment. Call to be let in.
English Kills - 114 Forrest Street -- use door to the garden on the right, (917) 375-6266 firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace Exhibition Space (Performance art) - 840 Broadway, 2nd Floor, (646) 578-3402
Open by appointment and when they have performances.
Airplane - 70 Jefferson Street - basement, (646) 345-9394 email@example.com
Central Avenue is a more pleasant street to take to this gallery than the safe but bleak Evergreen Avenue.
Microscope - 4 Charles Place (and Myrtle Avenue), (347) 925-1433 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Parlour - 791 Bushwick Avenue (at Dekalb Avenue), (718) 360-3218 email@example.com
Nearby:StorefrontBushwick - 16 Wilson Avenue (south of Flushing Avenue)
Tandem, 236 Troutman Street (between Wilson and Knickerbocker), (718) 386-2369
(917) 714-3813 StorefrontBushwick@gmail.com
Nearby:Factory Fresh - 1053 Flushing Avenue, (917) 682-6753 firstname.lastname@example.org
Narrows Bar, 1037 Flushing Avenue (near Morgan), (281) 827-1800
Secret Project Robot - 389 Melrose Street (between Knickerbocker and Irving), no phone listed.
Nearby:CLEARING - 505 Johnson Avenue # 10, (347) 383-2256 email@example.com
Cafe Ghia Restaurant, 24 Irving Avenue (at Jefferson Street), (718) 821-8806.
Arepera Guacuco (Venezuelan restaurant), 44 Irving Avenue (at Troutman Street)
(347) 305-3300 - no website
The Bodega (Bar/Restaurant), 24 Saint Nicholas Avenue (corner of Troutman Street)
The Active space - 566 Johnson Ave (three short blocks north of Flushing Avenue -- buzz #5 to be let in), no phone listed. ashley**at**566johnsonave.com
SUGAR - 449 Troutman Street (between Street Nicholas and Cypress Avenues), (718) 417-1180
email via their website Open by appointment.
Regina Rex - 1717 Troutman Street — ring bell #329, (646) 467-2232
(The numbers change when you cross the Queens border -- it's not as far as the address would imply.)
Nearby:Norte Maar - 83 Wyckoff Avenue, (646) 361-8512 email via their website Open by appointment.
Northeast Kingdom (Restaurant/Bar), 18 Wyckoff Avenue (at Troutman), (718) 386-3864
Valentine - 464 Seneca Avenue, (718) 381-2962 firstname.lastname@example.org
Botanic - 150 Wyckoff Avenue, no phone listed. PaulMNicholson@gmail.com
Sardine - 286 Stanhope Street (between Irving and Wyckoff), no phone or email listed. A small gallery/boutique.
950 Hart - 950 Hart Street (and Wyckoff), (347) 693-6231 email@example.com
Small Black Door - 19-20 Palmetto Street (off of Fairview Avenue), no phone listed email via their website. Open by Appointment. They are a few blocks beyond the eastern boundary of the map.