The newest addition to this list is the Lot Radio, which operates out of a shipping container in an empty lot in Greenpoint. Starting in 2016, the Lot has provided an eclectic selection of shows, with a specialty in electronic music, and a live video stream of DJs as they spin on the site. Despite its short tenure, the Lot has already grown to be one of the most innovative and busy stations in NYC, hosting weekly concerts at the church across the street, releasing an iPhone app and producing exciting live events around the city. Check out its birthday tribute to Philip Glass, co-produced by the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, on May 18. In order to fund operating costs, the station has an adjacent kiosk that sells beer, wine, coffee and snacks, so if you find yourself craving a brew after a day at McCarren park, stop by to support independent music.
Check out this show: Electronic musician Joakim has a monthly show with rotating themes, including industrial beats, Krautrock, jazz, soul protest songs and crooners. Listen to the archives on mixcloud. Monthly, third Thu, 2–4pm. thelotradio.com