Paper Tiger TV and Deep Dish TV are joining forces to document the move of the 339 Lafayette St building.
For over 30 years, the A.J. Muste building, also affectionately known as the Peace Pentagon, has been an institution for resistance and peace movements in NYC. It is currently the home to: The War Resisters League, Granny Peace Brigade, Global Revolution, The Socialist Party, Met Council on Housing, The New York State Youth Leadership Council (NYSYLC), the New York City Organizing Project (NYCORG) of New York State United Teachers, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Metro NY Chapter. Over the years, it has also housed many other activist groups and organizations.
To read more about the selling of the building, please visit: http://www.ajmuste.org/bldgupdate2016.html
ABOUT THE BUILDING :::
In 1978, with a dream of establishing a permanent home in New York for the nonviolence movement, the Muste Institute purchased a three-story loft building in downtown Manhattan from the War Resisters League and began managing it as part of our program work. By providing affordable office and meeting space to our movement tenants, and using income from several commercial storefronts to offset expenses, the Institute has provided a way for activist groups to stay in a convenient location while freeing up vital resources for their social justice work. As the real estate market in New York City tightens, 339 Lafayette Street — affectionately known as the “Peace Pentagon” — has been a sanctuary for the movement.