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About Us

The Greene Space channels the collective genius in New York City to create forward-looking live art, theater, and journalism that sparks change.

We share the mission of New York Public Radio: to make the mind more curious, the heart more open and the soul more joyful. But while radio and podcasts are media made for millions, The Greene Space aims to change the world one person at a time, moving New Yorkers to the intersection of art and politics, leading courageous conversations, and curating performances of intense beauty that are deeply rooted locally but relevant to audiences globally.


Our Values

The Greene Space’s values are expressed not only in the programs we present on stage, but also in how we meet  our audiences both in person and online.


  • We create work to change the future, while also honoring the artists and storytellers who cut the path we now walk.
  • We stand for truth.
  • We believe transformative moments happen face-to-face, one person at a time.
  • We remix the voices of New York City so that the powerful and the powerless can be heard equally.
  • We take risks to make new experiences.


The Greene Space Team

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Ricardo Fernandez, Technical Director

Joann Klimkiewicz, Digital Producer

David Mc Lean, Video Producer

Utsuki Otsuka, Line Producer

Allie Pinel, Assistant Production Manager

Jennifer Sendrow, Executive Producer

Cameron Thompkins, Live Events and Digital Content Producer


Collaborate with The Greene Space

The Greene Space works in collaboration with individuals, teams, and organizations whose mission and values align with ours.  When we create programming, we ask, does this work...

  • Spark curiosity, empathy, and unexpected connections?
  • Speak truth, both as an invitation and as a provocation?
  • Amplify underrepresented perspectives?
  • Level hierarchies among people, ideas, and culture?
  • Look and sound like New York City?
  • Contribute to necessary civic and artistic dialogue in our city, our country, our world?

Each ongoing series in The Greene Space has additional criteria specific to its focus and format.  For example, our monthly variety show 44 Charlton books adventurous NYC-based artists in all genres/no genre to present performances that run 5-15 minutes in length.   

If you’d like to pitch a guest or topic for an existing series or propose a new partnership, exhibition, speaker, artist, or program, you can reach us at thegreenespace@wnyc.org.


Our Community

The Greene Space exists to make live art and journalism by and for all New Yorkers eager to join us in creating a stronger, more beautiful, and equitable world. Racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia, transphobia, or any other form of discrimination will not be tolerated here. All entrances and audience spaces within the venue are single-level and fully accessible. Our restrooms feature diaper changing tables.

If you have concerns about access to The Greene Space or any aspect of your experience visiting us, you can reach us at thegreenespace@wnyc.org.  You can also find answers to common questions about our house policies here.


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.