We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in our annual survey earlier this year. We received over 500 responses from across the five boroughs, and we are grateful for the time you took to share your experiences with us.

When we sent out this survey, we wanted to gain insight into how we could develop more equitable and inclusive, member-led spaces, as well as community-based and neighborhood-specific programming.

We learned a lot from your generous responses. Most importantly, we now realize that while an online survey is a step toward learning more, it is not the ideal forum for a conversation about issues like equity, gentrification, and affordability. And we still have a lot of work to do to reach broader communities.

Below, we’re sharing some of our findings and reflections with you. We hope you’ll stay in touch with us as we continue to co-create space across the City.

Sincerely,
The Spaceworks Team
Raul, Tanisha, Lauren, Preeti, Kai, Dionna, Risa, Jacqui, Josh. Not Pictured: Ariel.
Photo Credit: Simon Courchel.