Prime Produce

Coordinates: 40°45′58″N 73°59′17″W / 40.766°N 73.988°W / 40.766; -73.988
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40°45′58″N 73°59′17″W / 40.766°N 73.988°W / 40.766; -73.988

Prime Produce Guild Hall
AbbreviationPrime Produce
TypeNonprofit, Cooperative
  • 424 W 54th St, NY, NY 10019

Prime Produce Guild Hall, also known as Prime Produce Apprentice Cooperative and Prime Produce, is a community co-working organization and event space based in New York City.[1][2][3]

Prime Produce consists of two organizational bodies. One is an incorporated nonprofit that runs the co-working collective, cybernetics library, and community space in the building.[4][5] The second is a cooperative that manages their building located at 424 West 54 Street.[6]

Co-founded by Jerone Hsu, Prime Produce is listed in the Dramatists Guild directory describing itself as "support[ing] entrepreneurs, educators, and artists who share values of service and hospitality" by offering event and practice spaces.[7][8] Prime Produce has hosted art exhibitions, screenings, staged readings, business networking events involving Pennsylvania's Lafayette College, and career panels for Cornell University.[3][9][2][10] Since 2023, Prime Produce has hosted meetings and events presented by the local Wikipedia chapter, Wikimedia New York City.[1]

In 2022, Jamaican eatery Cafe 424 opened for business in the cafe space on the first floor of Prime Produce serving Jamaican cuisine.[11]


  1. ^ a b Mangan, Sandra (2023-10-11). "Open House Weekend Explores the Inside Story of Hell's Kitchen and Beyond". W42ST. Retrieved 2023-11-05.
  2. ^ a b Christi, A.A. (26 October 2021). "Moxie Arts NY and Prime Produce Apprentice Cooperative Present Free Filmed Play Premiere of LE CONTRAIRE DE LA SOLITUDE (OR, THE OPPOSITE OF LONELY)". Broadway World.
  3. ^ a b "CRAFT NYC: Next Steps Farmer Panel - Harvest New York - Cornell University - Cornell Cooperative Extension".
  4. ^ Ramos, José Maria. "Coworking: Challenges and Opportunities for a Prosperous and Fair New Economy" (PDF).
  5. ^ Rao, Ankita (2020-11-23). "Our Cities Are Designed for Loneliness". Retrieved 2023-11-06.
  6. ^ Schneider, Nathan (12 October 2015). "The New Guilded Age". The New Yorker.
  7. ^ "Member Profile: Jerone Hsu, Co-Founder at GROW Externships". F6S.
  8. ^ "Prime Produce Apprentice Cooperative". Retrieved 22 June 2023.
  10. ^ Wild, Stephi. "Leviathan Lab And JW Theatrical Present A Reading Of Penny Pun's (IMMIGRANTS') LOVE STORIES at Prime Produce". Retrieved 2023-11-05.
  11. ^ Beling, Sarah (2022-09-02). "Enjoy a Flavor of Jamaican Cuisine and Hospitality as Cafe 424 Opens in Hell's Kitchen". W42ST. Retrieved 2023-11-06.

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