Introduction to 25th Street

BRC recently announced our plans for a new headquarters and vertical campus in Chelsea. This is a great moment for BRC and the people we serve, as we convert a 104,000-square-foot, 12-story building, and bring together under one roof several of BRCís most effective residential and outpatient programs. When we move in later this year, BRC will be able to successfully serve more of our Cityís neediest individuals, and accelerate our contribution to Mayor Bloombergís goal of ending homelessness.

At the same time, we will help accelerate the Cityís economic recovery, taking a virtually vacant building and bringing it to life, creating 90 new permanent jobs at BRC, well over 100 construction jobs, and adding significantly to the economic activity of Chelsea. The cost efficiencies we will achieve at this location will enable us to serve more people and do so more effectively.

Community Briefing Book

On July 21, 2010, BRC again appeared before Community Board 4 to continue the dialogue about BRCís project at 127 West 25th Street. Information on BRC and further details on the project were shared with CB4 members in a briefing book. The complete book can be viewed and downloaded here.

Annual Report

Click here to view BRCís 2009 Annual Report and to learn more details of the plan in Chelsea.


As a member of the community, BRC continues to work with and maintain great relationships with many organizations throughout the City. To view letters of support for the project, click here. Supporting organizations include:

  • Our Neighbors
  • Association for a Better New York
  • Building & Construction Trades Council of Greater New York
  • Chelsea Reform Democratic Club
  • Extell Development Company
  • Manhattan Community Board 3
  • New York Building Congress
  • New York University
  • Noho Star Condominium Corporation
  • Nontraditional Employment for Women
  • Planned Parenthood of New York City

Community Board 4 Q&A

On Monday, June 14th, Executive Director Muzzy Rosenblatt and BRC were invited to participate in the Manhattan Community Board 4 meeting, the district in which the new facility will reside. Following the meeting, BRC was presented with a list of questions from community members concerning the Chelsea project. Responses were submitted to CB4 and can be viewed here.

Continue to check back here for more updates on the project.