7. JACK

JACK -repurposed theater - Brooklyn - NYC - Untapped Cities - Malini Singh McDonaldPhoto via Malini Singh McDonald

JACK, located at 505 1/2 Waverly Place in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn, is an award-winning performance space. The 50-seat venue was founded in 2012 by theater maker Alec Duffey and several other co-founders. With a focus on racial justice, their mission is to “create radical access to the arts by presenting performance work that reflects the diversity of the city and by involving local residents in the creative process.” The building JACK occupies was once part of a larger property. In 1924, the building received a permit to use the space as a “garage for 5 cars.” In later years, it was listed as a “store with apartments above.”
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