The Wing’s Bryant Park location; Photo credit: Tory Williams for The Wing
Co-working women’s club The Wing has offered to donate its empty spaces for coronavirus relief efforts in New York. Audrey Gelman, the company’s co-founder, said on Monday that the Wing had been in contact with the administrations of both Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio regarding its 70,000-square-feet of available space in New York City.
“While our spaces are closed, we hope they can be of assistance to those fighting COVID on the front lines,” the company wrote on Monday in an Instagram post. “The Wing has many empty spaces where we might provide help for communities. For governments, nonprofits, and healthcare entities, let us know how we can help.”
The organization is asking for government, non-profit, or medical organizations that are in need of space to contact them at [email protected] In a tweet, Gelman added: “If it’s a space for relief workers, at-risk women, homeless families–anything.”
The Wing’s offer comes as New York faces nearly 21,000 positive cases of coronavirus, with 12,000 in New York City, as of Monday. The increase in cases continues to put a strain on existing medical facilities across the state and has led to the need for four temporary hospitals, including one at the Javits Center.
And the pandemic hits close to home for Gelman. On Sunday, she announced that her six-month-old son had tested positive for coronavirus, according to the New York Post.
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