BroSis currently resides at 512 West 143rd st, and 140 Hamilton Place at 143rd & Amsterdam ave.
On October 12, 2018, we bid farewell to our former space for nearly 20 years, a more than 100-year-old brick townhouse affectionately known by the community as ‘the brownstone,’ and broke ground on our capital project: a new state-of-the-art, 22,000 square foot facility completed in April of 2022.
OUR NEW HEADQUARTERS
Our new space at 512 West 143rd Street allows us to expand on the critical support and services we offer to the youth we serve, to train more educators on our model, which enables us to exponentially grow our impact on the lives of youth across the nation, expand our work on health and wellness, and greatly expand our organizing and activism efforts. The project was managed by Gilbane Building Company and designed by Urban Architectural Initiatives – and the general contractor is APEX Building Company/Racanelli Construction.
We were temporarily housed around the corner from our new headquarters – in four interconnected storefronts that we gut rehabbed in 2018 and served as our transitional space for four years as our construction project was completed. The newly renovated cornerstone space now houses our Environmental and College, Career, and Wellness programs.
In front of our storefronts is a 6,000-square-foot sitting plaza – one of only five in upper Manhattan. This community space is used for relaxation, meetings, community events, arts programming, and our youth-run farmers market. We maintain the plaza in partnership with the NYC Department of Transportation.
We continue our partnership with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation to steward the Frank White Green Thumb Community Garden – a 6,000-square-foot urban greenspace and environmental center – the most used public community garden in Manhattan. The garden has over 30 kinds of fruits and vegetables, flowers, a greenhouse, and an aquaponics system.