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NWC is building the awesomest coworking space New York has ever seen. Help us make a home for NYC independents! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on August 27, 2010.

NWC is building the awesomest coworking space New York has ever seen. Help us make a home for NYC independents!

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Update: Making the Push for $20k!

With five days to go, 225 people have come together to get us to our $15k goal! Incredible! As we build our space, we've got all sorts of great things to build that are just waiting for sufficient budget. If we can hit $20k, we'll be in even better shape to finish building everything we need! We're adding two new levels ($150 and $750) to help us get there. Check them out when they're posted and thanks so much to everyone for your amazing help! New York needs a home for people who can work anywhere.

We're launching a major effort to build a new self-sustaining local community center– one which can act as a hub of activity for anyone with an independent disposition and a beacon for those who seek a chance to build great things alongside the city’s best and brightest.

It will be open to all, where startups, hackers, freelancers, students, artists and those who can work anywhere can gather to collaborate, socialize, teach, learn, play and work.

Together we’re building an affordable place where people can work happier, be more successful and thrive.

We’ve signed a lease on a big beautiful new loft size space on Broadway and Canal Street, and are rallying community support to help pay for construction and outfitting costs.

When the space opens in September, everyone will have access to: Coworking Tired of working from home and talking to your cat? Grab a laptop and drop in. No appointments necessary; just show up, find a spot, say hi to your neighbor, and get cracking!

Members of our coworking community are bright, hard-working, successful, inspiring people to be around. They’re building software, web sites, and businesses. They’re designing, managing, and concocting.

Most importantly, they’re sharing, ideating and collaborating. At the end of the day, everyone goes home smarter, happier, and more inspired. Events New Work City’s new space will be a home to countless events geared toward helping people learn to be better independents and to connect with others. This includes Meetups, workshops, brainstorms, classes, discussion groups, hackathons, demos, fundraisers, parties, and more.

By offering an extremely affordable and flexible place for people to host their groups and events, we’re fostering the development of healthy communities of people who share common interests. Education Education is long overdue for an overhaul, and we're starting to experiment with creative new ways for people to teach and learn.

The new space will have a dedicated, expandable classroom designed to facilitate community-powered education day and night. We’re developing an educational platform on top of this, which will be designed to connect people who want to teach with people who want to learn. In doing so, people will have a way to develop their skills by learning from their fellow peers. Help Make This Happen To date, New Work City has been an all-volunteer effort, powered by members of the community who care. To make all this happen, we have to navigate the crazy expensive world of Manhattan real estate, construction and materials. The money we're raising here will get us closer to the total $100,000 budget we need, but getting across the finish line will involve a diverse, wide-ranging effort. More Ways You Can Help Join the Community! - Nothing's better than having great people participate in our community. If you're interested in membership, head here: Partnership / Sponsorship - The new space will allow us to partner with organizations who share common interests on special programs and projects. Contact Tony if you're interested: or (347) 559-1437.


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    56 backers

    Buy us some paint! We’re painting everything that isn’t brick, so we need to buy buckets and buckets of paint. At this level you get your name & link on our special "WE BUILT THIS CITY" Thank You page, and an exclusive invite to a special party for supporters!

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    92 backers

    Our classroom needs chairs! We’re going to need at least 40 stackable chairs. At this level, a “I <3 NWC” sticker, you get your name added to our special Kickstarter contributor wall in the new space + all of the above!

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    43 backers

    Help us Tear Down This Wall! We’re removing 2,600SF worth of drywall to expose the brick. At this level, you get our awesome newly designed tee-shirt + all of the above!

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    Pledge $75 or more

    5 backers

    Restore our awesome 4,700SF wooden floor! Sanding and polyurethane will make it beautiful. At this level, you get a free day in the space as well as “DJ for a day” privileges + all of the above!

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    38 backers

    Collaboration Gear! Help us buy special white board paint, furniture, & supplies for our new group collaboration areas! AT THIS LEVEL: You get to be "Mayor for a Day," which gets you preferred music, lunch, and a free drop-in day of your choice + all of the above.

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    3 backers

    Demolish two age-old bathrooms and reconstruct them with brand spanking new fixtures and furnishings. At this level Tony will pick up your bar tab at the next TechDrinks + all of the above.

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    4 backers

    Let there be light! Help us buy beautiful lighting fixtures (including a special chandelier) that will make the space glow. At this level, you will be considered a “Founding Sponsor” and get exposure on our site and Meetup for a year + all of the above.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more

    4 backers

    Build our kitchen! Everything from the countertops to the badass espresso machine. At this level, Tony will give you a personalized karaoke party & training session + all of the above.

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