Silent Barn (located in Ridgewood, Queens on the border of Bushwick) needs your help, and not just to clean the bathroom. The venue has spent seven years accumulating equipment, tools, and artwork to create a DIY space in the community, but over the weekend they were robbed. They say $15,000 worth of audio equipment is gone, along with personal belongings, adding:

"The violence to the space is almost as upsetting as the theft. Doors were ripped off of hinges, furniture ripped to shreds, and everything in the space strewn about in a sea of debris... we’re still reeling with what this means for our own lives and the future of the space. If you would like to find out what you can do, email We need your help to continue."

We've contacted the space's owners to find out the status of things, and to get more details on the robbery—it's unclear if the space is actually legal, so it's possible the police weren't notified. We'll update when we hear back.