[IMC-NYC] NYC-IMC Meeting Minutes- EMERGENCY! IMPORTANT!
Rine at riseup.net
Thu Sep 15 10:54:02 PDT 2005
General meeting minutes :: SPACE
Wed. Sept. 14th 2005
Attendees: Chris, Patrick, Rine, Arun, Mike, Ana, John
POINT OF THE MEETING: The NYC-IMC will soon be homeless- within eleven weeks.
Therefore, finding a new space needs to take priority over everything! Our
landlord Jinny has chosen NOT to renew our lease.
There will be a MANDATORY working-group wide collective meeting on Tuesday,
September 27th, at 7:00. Please come caffeinated and ready to brainstorm.
THE IDEAL NEW SPACE....
800-1000 square feet of space
Sub-office space (which can be built) so that our office space tenant Eric can
also move with us and continue to financially contribute to rent
Rent- around $1000 per month, or 30-40% of what market value should be for
Residential space is not ruled out
A Manhattan location is ideal, since most people pass through/ work/ school in
Manhattan on a regular basis, but we won't refuse a great space in another
borough if we can't find anything
24 hour access
Local cheap bar equivalent or shittier than Desmond's
CHRIS HAS VOLUNTEERED TO START CALLING, BUT NEEDS CONTACTS
Brooke from Bluestockings, ABC no rio people, NYFA, craigslist, shadaya (rnc
contact), brecht, UFJP, Lenny, DN, times up... please email him any and all
contacts & ideas.
HOW WILL WE RAISE MONEY?
We owe Emmanuel about $8,000 in back rent. He has paid over $100,000 in rent
for us during our stay at 29th street.
We will need 3-4,000 to move (which includes renting a truck, dump fees for
our unnecessary furniture, 1st, last, and security on a new place)
-Selling IMC videos
-Fund appeals twice a year on the website- spring, fall before the holidays,
donations on website, tech needs to talk to Castleman
-RNC fundraising list
-Finding rich radicals to sponsor us
-Open a coffee bar/ IMC
WHAT WE NEED TO FIGURE OUT
Breaking down this space plan
Worst case scenario: decentralized meetings of different working groups
WISHFUL THINKING: There is a gorgeous big commercial storefront that is $3000
per month in the East Village. If for some reason we come across a huge sum of
money it had really giant beautiful windows and is amazing looking. It's through
a realtor and the # is 212-219-3944. 61 east 3rd street between 2nd and 3rd.
Brandon talked to DeeDee Hallek and she suggested contacts for him to call.
Cathexis Press Photography
284A 22nd Street #1
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