To Our Friends and Neighbors in Lower Manhattan,
For 30 years, Trinity Church has maintained a storage area on Greenwich Street, between Masterpiece Pizza and the American Stock Exchange Building. This basement space has held organ pipes, extra cribs from our Preschool, and old office furniture, but has added little to the quality of life in the neighborhood we share.
Knowing that we have a common interest in our neighborhood, I wanted to tell you of some good news as it relates to this section of Greenwich Street.
This Spring, the storage area will become a place for the diverse communities living, working, and going to school in Lower Manhattan: a comfortable, inviting, bright space with WiFi access, connections to services for people in need, and arts events such as poetry readings and plays. Named for a devoted, long-time member of the Parish, “Charlotte’s Place” will be open to all and free to use – a place where volunteers can connect and other affinity groups can meet.
Trinity’s hope is that Charlotte’s Place will be a valuable addition to the neighborhood. It will not serve food or beverages, but it will be a place of tremendous activity, and a draw for people neighborhood-wide.
If you have any questions or comments about Charlotte’s Place, I invite you to share them with me here.
The Rev. Dr. James H. Cooper