Portraits from Brooklyn’s DIY Music and Art Space, the Market Hotel

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If you live in Brooklyn, chances are you’ve heard of the Market Hotel. Run by Todd Patrick, the Bushwick venue was a Dominican speakeasy during the 1970s. In recent years, it became a spot for indie music acts of every ilk — including Death Grips, who played with a ten-foot guillotine on stage — but it was never legal. The loft space was also home to about a dozen people. They were recently displaced in order to get the building up to code and resurrect the Market Hotel with legal standing as a new “sustainable, all-ages, open-to-the-community, 7-nights-a-week home for independent music and art.” Photographer Adam Krause, who we first learned about on Cool Hunting, captured their final days at the untamed concert/studio space before its rebirth. Take a closer look in our gallery.

Photo credit: Adam Krause

Photo credit: Adam Krause

Photo credit: Adam Krause

Photo credit: Adam Krause

Photo credit: Adam Krause

Photo credit: Adam Krause

Photo credit: Adam Krause

Photo credit: Adam Krause

Photo credit: Adam Krause

Photo credit: Adam Krause

Photo credit: Adam Krause

Photo credit: Adam Krause