In fall 2006, world-renowned and critically acclaimed publisher powerHouse Books launched The POWERHOUSE ARENA, a laboratory for creative thought and premier venue for exhibitions, installations, presentations, displays, viewings, performances and readings. Located at 37 Main Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, The POWERHOUSE ARENA is an exhibition space, boutique bookstore and event space. A singular and utterly unique space, the Arena’s versatility is unmatched by any other in New York City, with floor views of the East River waterfront set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge, Empire-Fulton Ferry Warehouse, and the stately Manhattan Bridge. With its amphitheatre-style seating, The POWERHOUSE ARENA’s 5,200 square-foot ground floor sits under soaring 24-foot ceilings and is surrounded on two sides by 175 linear-feet of glass frontage designed by famed architect David Howell. A central staircase leads from the floor to the 560 square-foot Arena Sky Lounge, a mezzanine-level multifunctional gallery, V.I.P. lounge and green room, which features a selection of limited edition powerHouse titles and is home to a rotating series of exhibitions.