Bullet Space
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Unkown, Ca. 1890; Renovation, Paul Castrucci, 2002

Bullet Space, one of the first legalized squats in New York City, is located in a tenement house built in the nineteenth century. It is a community access center for images, words, and sounds of the inner city. Visitors to Bullet Space during OHNY Weekend can learn about the residents' history as squatters, take a tour of the gallery and garden, a resident artists' studio, and view an installation in the building's basement displaying artifacts discovered in the backyard during a 2010 archaeological dig.

Residents and former squatters will describe the history of the building and neighborhood, from the late 19th century through the radical 1980s and 90s. Visitors will learn its history as a squat, take a tour of the gallery and garden, an artists' studio, and view an installation in the building's basement displaying artifacts discovered in the backyard during a 2010 archaeological dig.

Saturday Tour Info: Tours with building residents will take place on an ongoing basis, roughly every 45 minutes throughout both days.

Access Notes: Pets are allowed on premises. There are stairs to the studio, garden, and basement.

 

Image Credit: Maggie Wrigley