Commend is the gravitational center of the RVNG universe. It is an inner space within the outer space that is downtown Manhattan. In the spirit of this historical neighborhood – and responsive to its evolving symmetry – Commend supports a community(/ies) of artists and craftspeople by offering mindfully selected items and ideations accompanied by purposeful editorial, placement, and events. Commend will house limited offerings made specifically with the space and the people who praise / graze there in mind.

Connect, communicate, commend.


Share Our Space

Commend is an inviting and tranquil space suited for a broad range of events. We’ve hosted a slew musical performances, brand / product launches, workshops and meetings during our two years in business. Our stylish fit-out, with the recent addition of light wooden floors and a full white repaint, is bright and airy, and our furniture is modular so that the central front space can be opened up to comfortably accommodate about 30 guests. We can also provide seating and a professional projector screen. Commend is the perfect venue for intimate gatherings, tucked away on Forsyth St amidst the Lower East Side’s many galleries, bars, restaurants and shops.

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Plant Parenthood

An adoptive program for the flowery, leafy and thorny forlorn. Owners who find themselves unable to house and care for their green dependents are invited to transport them to our LES location during opening hours for temporary family induction! After assessing their health and overseeing rehabilitation or simply providing love for the necessary time, Commend will feature the uprooted online via social media for pining parents!

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