Green Spaces NY Launch: A Place for Ecopreneurs

Roberto Rhett, Partner, Green Spaces NY with Sentinel Lights (wire hangers and cardboard) by Susan Benarcik.

Green Spaces New York has just launched its Manhattan clubhouse to grow a community of green entrepreneurs. The NYC initiative joins Denver’s Green Spaces Colorado in designing a green workspace and in founding a dynamic forum for eco businesses. The bright NYC 5,300-square-foot loft provides a green standard for office and conference spaces as well as gallery, lounge, kitchen, and party venues.

Green Spaces NY’s Marissa Feinberg and Jennie Nevin pictured between Graham Hill, founder of Treehugger, and Wendy Brawer of GreenMaps.

The sustainable-style recreational, culinary, and office spaces within an expansive Tribeca loft can be rented for a broad range of eco company events. The loft space is also home to Green Spaces NY’s own internship program as well as to its ongoing green programs and events available through ‘EcoPreneurs’ membership (contact [email protected] for clubhouse membership details).

Detail of Walnut Burl Veneer (etched silver lead) tree portrait by Julie Anne Mann.

At its exuberant launch party, Green Spaces NY gave us a peek at its enticing ‘EcoPreneur’ clubhouse membership offerings—including eco art gallery openings, networking cocktail receptions, and organic food tastings as well as environmental film screenings, lectures, and educational workshops.

Susan Benarcik, curator of inagural show and Ed Gabriels. Photo by Remy Chevalier.

Over 300 eco leaders turned out to celebrate the opening, including Graham Hill of TreeHugger, Wendy Brawer of Green Map System, and artist Susan Benarcik, the curator of the night’s inaugural eco art show.

Why Our Hangers (wire hangers and string) by Susan Benarcik.

True to its name, Green Spaces NY promises to hold space and unfold spaces for an expanding community of established and emerging green visionaries.

Holding up the “FREE One-Day Pass”: The One-Day Pass provides an introduction to the sustainable and ethical business resources of the ‘EcoPreneurs’ clubhouse membership. Photo by Remy Chevalier