Hack Manhattan is a non-profit ($100 a month membership granting access to equipment and voting rights), all volunteer space on 14th St. Members of this community are interested in art, craft, electronics, textiles, and technology come together and socialize, work on projects, and share knowledge.
Hack Manhattan hosts various workshop, classes, and events where people can learn different skills such as 3D printing, laser cutting, coding, and knitting. Members have access to different equipment and tools – 3D printers, 3-axis mill, router table, soldering stations, sewing machines + sergers, Lathe, Band saw and Bench grinders.
137 W 14th st, NY
16 Beaver is a collective sustaining space maintained by residents as a place of work and other cultural activities. Since 1999, 16Beaver has organized presentations, readings, discussions, screenings, and panels with/by artists, curators, thinkers, writers, and activists. The ideas for all events and activities come from residents, friends or people who the community has an interested in.
For fifteen years, 16 Beaver operated without any funding. Four years ago, they had a problem with their lease which required them to start asking for donations. Whoever wants to make a donation to the space can do so with a tax-deductible donation. No member gets paid for their work. All the funding goes into maintaining the space.
16 Beaver St, New York, NY
In America, millions of rooftops are made of tar. They absorb great amounts of heat during sunny days. By covering black tar roofs with solar-reflective white paint the temperature side and out reduces immediately. This sustainable low-cost solution helps save energy, reduces carbon emissions, reduce brownout and potentially saves lives. The project mission is to educate and activate, contribute to science and policy, and engage volunteers to complete a project in their cities.