New offices for SSBx!

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For the last ten years, the 4th floor of the historic Hunts Point BankNote building has been Sustainable South Bronx’s home. Earlier this year, SSBx began a search for a new space that would better meet our programmatic needs — especially regarding classroom and training space for our BEST Academy — and that would also enable us to reduce our rent costs. We now have two locations — one in Morris Heights and one at the Business Outreach Center Network’s Bronx Business Incubator on the BankNote building’s 2nd floor. As a result, our rent costs will decline by 50%.

Our Morris Heights location will be the home of our Bronx Environmental Stewardship Training (BEST) Academy, our SmartRoofs social enterprise, and our administrative team. The address there is:

Sustainable South Bronx
1647 Macombs Road, Ground Floor
Bronx, NY 10453

Our location at the Incubator will be the home of our Energy Efficiency, Community Greening, and Policy & Advocacy team. The address there is:

Sustainable South Bronx
BOC Bronx Business Incubator
1231 Lafayette Ave., 2nd Floor
Bronx, NY 10474

While we have new locations, our programmatic focus has not changed one bit. Our mission remains to address economic and environmental issues in the South Bronx through a combination of green job training, community greening programs, and social enterprise.

While it was difficult to say goodbye to our 4th floor offices in the BankNote building, the decision to move enables us to spend more of our financial resources on programs while simultaneously improving those programs by securing better space.