NYU is seeking an area nonprofit organization to lease the 750 square foot ground floor space at the Paulson Center at 181 Mercer Street for a community facility rent. The space could be used for community services or office space. If you or someone you know may be interested in tenancy, please submit this online application form. NYU will review tenant applications on a rolling basis for up to one (1) year through April 18, 2024, unless a tenant is identified before then. Questions can be sent to community.engagement@nyu.edu.

Key Space Facts


  • Office Address: 38 West Houston Street 
  • Access: Direct pedestrian access from Greene Street Walk (between Houston and Bleecker Streets)
  • Capacity: 54 seated, 73 standing
  • Facilities:  Bathroom (single unit), AV equipment to be built to needs
  • Rent: Below market rate based on negotiation
  • NYU will fit out the space as the tenant may reasonably require


Applications which include the following will be given priority consideration:
  • Services of local community benefit potential (or existing)
  • Collaborations with NYU students and faculty in education, health and mental wellness, or other social services
  • Opportunities to expand services via collaboration with university stakeholders and/or internal/external community members
Interested parties should complete the following application with the information below:
  • Contact Information
  • Organizational Background (history, populations served, Board of Directors roster, organizational chart) 
  • Statement of Intent (up to one (1) page) 
  • Tax Information (501(c)(3) affidavit and 990) 
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