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We've got great news!
As you know, we have long planned to transform the site of ABC No Rio's crumbling-but-beloved tenement building into a new four-story multi-use arts center. It's been an arduous process - from fighting eviction to raising funds to overcoming bureaucratic obstacles. And at last, we're at a major turning point.
After bidding out our job four times in six years, we finally got a contractor able and willing to do the job within our available funding. And on November 9, the NYC Department of Buildings issued the work permit for the construction of our new building!
Soon, our new building will be rising out of the debris and detritus of 156 Rivington.
We still have a few hoops to jump through, but we expect we'll be breaking ground in early 2019.
We believe - and are demonstrating - that grassroots collectively-run organizations can implement cutting-edge, complex projects such as this one. But we wouldn't be able to do it without our friends, supporters and comrades.
We look forward to being back on Rivington Street in our new building which is designed to not only be more comfortable and more accommodating for our many programs and projects, but is also strongly aligned with our values. Our new building is designed to meet the advanced standard known as Passive House, which focuses on raising comfort levels while achieving deep reductions in energy use and carbon emissions.
But to complete our transformation, we still need your support! You've helped us get this far. We hope that we can count on your contribution to ABC No Rio as the year comes to a close.
And remember - if your employer has a matching gift program, you can double your contribution.
Thank you for your support. We couldn't have gotten this far without you - and look forward to celebrating with you in our new home!
Secure on-line contributions by credit card can be made to ABC No Rio through PayPal. Please make a donation today.
Gifts by check or money order should be made payable to ABC No Rio and sent to our ABC No Rio in Exile address:
ABC No Rio
107 Suffolk Street, #305
New York, NY 10002
ABC No Rio is a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to ABC No Rio are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Consult your tax advisor with any tax-related queries.