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. Opened in 2009 on the ground floor of New York Public Radio’s headquarters, the space invites New Yorkers to experience great radio as it’s created. Now, boundaries between street and studio are made transparent and the possibility for dynamic dialogue is limitless as we meet our audiences everywhere they are — on air, online and on the street. 

The Greene Space hosts 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 wide-ranging events such as the Battle of the Boroughs talent quest, The NEXT New York Conversation series and A New Theater of Sound. 

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. A news ticker carves through The Greene Space and out to the windows on Varick Street, making breaking news available to passersby, including some 35 million en route to the Holland Tunnel annually. The use of recycled paper for printed materials, low-wattage LED theatrical lighting, a stage made of renewable bamboo and interactive programs on environmental issues are just some of the ways The Greene Space will stay green.


The Greene Space Team

Ricardo Fernandez, Technical Production Manager

Joann Klimkiewicz, Digital Producer

David Mc Lean, Video Producer

Utsuki Otsuka, Production Manager

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.