­­­Cabinet is located in the Gowanus area of Brooklyn at 300 Nevins Street, between Union and Sackett Streets, and close to Park Slope, Boerum Hill, and Carroll Gardens.

The ground-floor space is suitable for dinners, receptions, conferences, book launches, film screenings, photo shoots, meetings, and more (not suitable for dance parties, however).

With roughly 1,000 square feet, the space can accommodate up to 74 people. See a floor plan and more photos of the space below. A larger floor plan is available here.

For availability and additional information, please call us at + 1 718 222-8434, or email us at rental@cabinetmagazine.org and let us know the type of event you are planning, your proposed date(s), and your phone number


300 Nevins Street (between Union and Sackett). Cabinet is conveniently located near the F, G, and R lines and there is often free street parking in front of the building in the evening. Detailed directions and map are here.

1,000 square feet outfitted with audio/visual equipment, a kitchen, and bathroom. The L-shaped space consists of a 850-square-foot main space and a 150-square-foot side gallery. Double doors opening to an adjacent alleyway make it very convenient to unload heavy items from vehicles. Please note that the space has highly efficient ceiling fans but no air conditioning.

Day and evening events, 7 days a week.

Sixty black folding chairs; eight 6' × 2.5' plastic tables; and two 4' × 2' plastic tables. HD Digital projector with 10'-wide projection area and retractable screen. Wireless internet access. Five microphones, including a wireless handheld mic and two lapel mics. PA system (ready to connect to an mp3 player or computer). Please note that we cannot accommodate DJs or live bands, and that music can only be played at a moderate level).

The space has a recently renovated bathroom.

The space has a recently constructed open kitchen, which has an induction stove, a convection oven, and an under-counter refrigerator and freezer. A microwave oven is also available.

Renters may work with any catering company that is licensed and insured. Renters need to provide their own dishes, utensils, glasses, ice, and supplies.

Every event must have at least one Cabinet staff member present (this is included in the fee). Cabinet staff is not responsible for set-up or clean-up.

The renting party is responsible for leaving the space broom-clean after the event and have all trash double-bagged and ready for removal. Cabinet can dispose of up to four contractor-size trash bags. Each bag over this number will cost $20 per bag. If the room is not adequately cleaned, an additional fee will be charged depending on the condition of the space.

Cabinet can also arrange for a cleaning crew to do this work and add this charge to the bill.

Our space is only available to our non-profit’s supporters. Anyone who makes a donation of $250 or more to our 501(c)(3) can apply to rent our space for a private event within a year after we receive the donation.

Fees depend on the day, length, and nature of the event. Below figures are estimates:

Monday–Friday, 10 am–6 pm: $250 ($500, including donation)
Monday–Thursday, from 7 pm: $1000 ($1250, including donation)
Saturday–Sunday, 10 am–6 pm: $750 ($1000, including donation)
Friday–Sunday, from 7 pm: $1250 ($1500, including donation)

Non-profit organizations wishing to have a cultural event (talks, film screenings, book launches, etc) are offered a substantial discount. Sorry, but benefits, raucous launch parties, and other events involving alcohol do not qualify for a discount. Please email us at rental@cabinetmagazine.org for more information.

Refundable deposit­

Clean-up fee
$20 per bag of large trash after the first four
Additional fee if space is not left broom-clean

Floor plan and photos­
A larger floor plan is available here.