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. 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.

We have started reviewing applications and  are no longer accepting new applications at this time. 


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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