About The Greene Space

About The Greene Space

The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space's mission is to galvanize conversations around the life, arts and politics of our city and our world through live journalism and performance, and to amplify the voices of New York across the world through WNYC’s and WQXR’s digital and broadcast platforms. 

Opened in 2009 on the ground floor of New York Public Radio’s headquarters, the space invites New Yorkers to become a part of live broadcasts and tapings of WNYC's signature programs; concerts and festivals from WQXR, New York City’s sole 24-hour classical music station; and original programming like The Next New York ConversationMuslim/American, and Battle of the Boroughs.

The Greene Space is a multimedia performance venue outfitted with cutting-edge digital audio and video production systems that allow it to live as vibrantly in the virtual arena as it does in its physical home. Each year, thousands of people experience the 125-seat venue, and millions more download podcasts and stream audio and video of live events created in the space.


The Greene Space Team

Ricardo Fernandez, Technical Production Manager

Joann Klimkiewicz, Digital Producer

David Mc Lean, Video Producer

Utsuki Otsuka, Production Manager

Ellen Rolfes, Live Events and Digital Producer

Nancy M. Saechao, Assistant Production Manager

Jennifer Sendrow, Executive Producer

The Jerome L. Greene Space Enhancement Project

New York Public Radio has issued a solicitation for proposals in reference to The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space Enhancement Project located at 160 Varick Street, New York, NY.

The project consists of the purchase and installation of audio, video, and lighting equipment along with modifications and enhancements to the Broadcast Control Rooms. Funding for the Project is being provided by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation which is funded by a Community Development Block Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Interested contractors can view the request for proposals here.


The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space was made possible by a founding grant from the Jerome L. Greene Foundation.

WNYC Radio thanks the following donors for their generous support of The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space and Greene Space cultural programing: the Jerome L. Greene Foundation; New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; New York City Council; Office of the Manhattan Borough President; Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, which is funded through Community Development Block Grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; Corporation for Public Broadcasting; New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency; Sidney E. Frank Foundation; Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Arthur Foundation.

Fazioli is the official piano of The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, courtesy of Klavierhaus.