Offices/Workstations/Virtual Offices

Offices/Workstations
The Neighborhood Preservation Center offers workspaces to not-for-profit groups working toward the preservation and improvement of the urban environment that are in need of short-term space to undertake a specific project, fledgling groups in need of a temporary home, and organizations based outside of New York City, and groups in need of shared office space. 

Each group has access to a workspace during the Center’s hours of operation (Monday – Friday, 9am-6pm).  With each workstation a group also has access to internet, telephone, voicemail, document storage, mail receipt, and use of the fax and printer.  Included for each month of a group’s residence is two hours of free meeting room use during the Center’s office hours. 

The 2013 fee per workstation is $425/month; for one room is $1,000/month. Additional costs, billed monthly, include internet, phone service and voicemail (based on Verizon rates); photocopies and printing; consumables; and after-hours use of the meeting rooms.

Application Procedure
Please submit a written request on the sponsoring organization’s letterhead that includes the following:

  • a description of the organization,
  • the proposed dates the organization requires a workstation,
  • if this is for a specific project, a description of the project to be undertaken,
  • the number of workstations the organization wishes to use, and
  • the number of people who will be using the workstation(s).

Send letters of request to Workstations/Offices, Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, New York, New York 10003 or by email.

Virtual Offices
Eligible groups that have no base of operation may use the Neighborhood Preservation Center as a mail drop. Here is the application form for 2013.

The yearly fee is:

  • $100 for no forwarding of mail. All mail must be picked up at the Center.
  • $125 for forwarding mail once a month. This service does not include postage: FedEx or UPS account number or stamps to forward mail must be provided in advance.
  • $350 for no forwarding of mail and 12 hours use of one meeting room during the calendar year.
  • $375 for forwarding mail once a month and 14 hours use of one meeting room during the calendar year. Forwarding does not include postage, which must be provided in advance.
  • $600 for no forwarding of mail and 24 hours use of one meeting room during the calendar year.
  • $625 for forwarding mail once a month and 24 hours use of one meeting room during the calendar year. Forwarding does not include postage, which must be provided.