We are building a Community and Cultural Center!
Through a competitive application process, two long time community-based nonprofits, Neighbors Allied for Good Growth & People's Firehouse Inc., were awarded site control of the shuttered Engine 212 Firehouse on Wythe Ave between N8th and N9th Street. The vision is to transform the firehouse into an arts and civic center.
In the gentrifying community of Williamsburg, Brooklyn there is currently no place where people of all socioeconomic levels can come together and connect through culture, arts, and conversation. The Northside Town Hall project addresses the need to develop a cultural institution to serve this growing population while commemorating the history of the site and spirit of advocacy in the community.
The three-floor building will house the two founding community nonprofits on the upper two floors, with the first floor dedicated to cultural programming, exhibitions, events and classes. NTHCCC will use the arts to bridge the various communities it serves through programming that works to convene, engage and inspire.
To date, the NTHCCC project and programs have successfully garnered generous support from elected officials, neighbors and other subsidiaries. Join our list of supporters...
Tony and Gina Argento • Brooklyn Allied Bars and Restaurants (BABAR) • Brooklyn Borough President’s Office • Brooklyn Brewery • Norm and Elaine Brodsky • Assembly Member, Joe Lentol • Councilman, Stephen Levin • Congresswomen, Caroyln Maloney • Toby Moskovits • National Grid • Southern Wine and Spirits • Union Beer Distributors
CAPITAL COSTS: $2,600,000.00 | RAISED TO-DATE: $1,607,000.00
Second and Third Floor Proposed Programs
Tenant counseling; Affordable housing; Loft law issues; Hot green issues; Rooftop gardening Pros & cons; Tips for home composting; Incubator space; Residency Program; Social Entrepreneurship: Annual Rotating Desk; Women in Business
Ground Floor Proposed Pilot Programs
“Radio Williamsburg”; Video –Film media Streaming Center; Lecture Series; Panel Discussion and Political Forums; Writer’s Workshop; Screen Writer’s workshop; Theater – Script reading; Professional Career Development for Artists; Site Responsive Performance Art; Rehearsal Space