Build it Back Construction
In 2012, Superstorm Sandy ravaged Westbeth along with much of New York City and coastal New Jersey. Now, Westbeth is working with the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development on a $40 million Build it Back project to prevent and mitigate damage from future extreme weather. In addition to flood protection, the changes this project implements will be beneficial in the event of electrical blackouts and other emergencies. Continue to resident memo
Welcome to Westbeth
Westbeth provides affordable live-work space for nearly 400 artists and their families. Located at the historic site of the former Bell Laboratories campus in the West Village, Westbeth comprises an entire New York City block facing the Hudson River.
Westbeth opened in 1970 as an early example of large-scale adaptive reuse of an industrial building. One of world’s largest artists’ housing facilities in the world, Westbeth was home to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company for over 40 years. It now houses the Martha Graham Center of Contemporary Dance, The New School for Drama graduate program, the School for Poetic Computation and other arts nonprofits.