Who We Are

For years the Live/Work Coalition has fought for a law to protect this unique NY phenomenon, the live/work loft. More that 10,000 people in Brooklyn alone have created their own jobs, workshops and homes with their passion and ingenuity and as a result have created desirable, culturally and economically viable neighborhoods.
In June 2009 the NYS Assembly passed (Assembly No. A05667) a “Multiple Dwelling Law”– also known as the Loft Law Amendment /Expansion /Extension

* The same bill has been picked up now by Senator Daniel Squadron and it has been introduced to the Senate as S5881. This is a historic chance to maintain and preserve neighborhoods and jobs and last not least help insure NYC top position as the leading city for the arts.

This bill is nothing less than a stimulus legislation without cost to the taxpayer, which nonetheless creates and preserves jobs especially in industrial neighborhoods that have been abandoned by corporate America.

And this is worth working for. There rarely has been a win / win bill like this one. Here developer interests coincide with those of artists, designers and social- as well as business entrepreneurs.

If you can agree with our analysis and approach, please join us by sending an email to brooklyn@newyorklivework.org – (even if you are living in any other borough). We can also be reached at (646) 875 8811. Since we are strictly volunteer run, please allow some time before we get back to you.

NY Live Work Coalition

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