RFB Opens 2nd Studio, “The REC Room,” at Brooklyn Fire Proof
On April 1, 2019, Radio Free Brooklyn opened the doors of a second studio at Brooklyn Fire Proof at 119 Ingraham Street, just two short blocks from our primary broadcast studio at 100 Bogart Street in Bushwick. The new studio, unofficially dubbed “The REC Room” by the RFB community, measures 350 square feet, over three times the size of the Bogart Street studio. The second studio will serve as the primary learning space for RFB Teen Squad, our afterschool program for NYC teenagers, as well as a permanent home for several of our live broadcasts. Transitioning live shows to The REC Room frees time and resources at the Bogart Street studio, allowing us to accommodate the high demand for podcast recording, one of RFB’s few revenue streams.
“The demand for our studio as a low-cost resource for local podcasters is so strong right now, and we were simply running out of free studio time,” said Tom Tenney, RFB’s Executive Director. “This new studio will free up that time and also open up additional time and resources for those in our community, including live show hosts and podcasters—so it’s really a win/win for everyone,” he added.
Brooklyn Fire Proof is a kind, creative work environment built to inspire and promote the artistic endeavors of professionals, micro-manufacturers, and entrepreneurs. BFP Workspaces operates an on-premises real estate management facility with over 160,000 square feet of art studios, offices, and manufacturing space. For more information, go to http://brooklynfireproof.com