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Melissa W
188 Woodpoint Rd.
(East Williamsburg )
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We did it!

the project

New Women Space is a 2,100 sq.ft., mixed-use space made for in-person gatherings. Located in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, it is a place in a busy metropolis for communities to meet, connect and start new conversations. We have hosted over 100 original events, are home to 12 group residency groups and offer affordable space for groups with varied interests but the shared values of inclusivity, in-person connections and creating opportunities to serve one another in the spirit of community. 

New Women Space has been open for 8 months, which means it has never braved a summer month in hot, humid NYC. After just a quick taste of a hot spell we fear that our current poor A/C unit won't cut it. To ensure the comfort of the hosts who lead our programming efforts, and visitors of all genders and ages, we'll need to purchase and install a serious A/C/ unit and we need your help!

the steps

Negotiate with our landlord to have him pay for half of the cost! Lesson always learned: it never hurts to ask. 

A technician + electrician to come and evaluate where the A/C unit will fit best

Purchase AC units per technician recommendation


Install for 2 days


Press Power :)

why we're doing it

We could all be sitting in our own air conditioned apartments doing video calls to learn and talk to one another. But NO! we come together IRL to see each other face-to-face, to extend a hand or offer a hug, to feel connected and human. We believe our space provides a real healing service to those that walk through our doors and we want to continue to make our guests feel not only welcomed, but comfortable. 


DISBURSEMENT BUDGET (as of 7.24.17):

RAISED = $3,841.00
ioby Platform Fee  $35.00
Payment Processing Fee (3%) $110.85

Funds raised will go toward purchasing A/C unit and installation.



$4,000 for unit

$1,000 for install 

SUBTOTAL = $5,000
ioby Platform Fee $35
Donation Processing Fee of 3%  $150



We did it!

We are so excited to report that our A/C installation is happening right this very moment. Thank you again for all supporters of this project who helped ensure that we could provide a cool, comfortable space for our community. 

We appreciate your generosity - and so will our event attendees!


Melissa + Sandy 

Thank you for your willingness to help!

Thanks to everyone who donated to our campaign. We are climbing closer to our goal and feeling cooler about it already. 

We have been lucky with the weather so far but want to get our A/C in ASAP for when Mother Nature turns the heat up. 

From a very real place of gratitude,

Melissa + Sandy 


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