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Galapagos Art Space: Like celebrities considering adoption, New York nightlife is finally growing a conscience, and this Brooklyn performance hall is leading the way. After being priced out of its former digs in Williamsburg (now Public Assembly), Galapagos Art Space's new, double-the-size venue in DUMBO is seeking certification as New York's first green venue—it's made mostly of recycled steel and concrete. Plans are also in the works for a wall of living flowers and a rooftop garden. Three rows of half-moon red banquettes float above reflecting pools with a bar conveniently close by, while a mezzanine provides an aerial view. Multi-tasking is signature Galapagos, so check out what’s on the lineup before you go, as the spacious venue (capacity is 175 seated, 230 standing) hosts just about anything—live music, dance, theater, art exhibits, film screenings, performance art, and burlesque nights.