The nonprofit real estate organization Spaceworks opened its first location yesterday, a 3,800-square-foot facility at 34th Street and Skillman Avenue in Long Island City. Spaceworks develops affordable workspace for artists in NYC; this is the first building of five planned throughout New York. (Other locations in development include Gowanus, Governors Island, Red Hook, and Williamsburg.) The Wall Street Journal profiled the company yesterday. The new LIC space has a total of 3,800 square feet and features three large studios for dance and theater artists and a sound-proofed rehearsal studio for musicians. Spaceworks plans to work in partnership with local art organizations to best utilize the space. The group, which receives most of its funding from the city, rents out the rehearsal rooms on an hourly basis, from $12 to $16 per hour. When the first five locations are open in 2015, there will be a total of about 30,000 square feet on offer, some of it available on an hourly basis and some by the month.
Spaceworks Opens its First Rental Facility for Artists [WSJ]
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