Our Story So Far...

The odd name "New But West" came about when two East side AA groups lost their space at around the same time; The New Group, which met at the French Church on 60th Street, and the Renaissance Group from 48th Street. They both found their current home together a little further West in Midtown, at St. Mary's, and New But West was born sometime around March of 1985.  


Over the years, New But West has grown into three meetings every weekday at 12:30 PM, an afternoon meeting at 5:30 PM, and two weekend meetings. We have a legendary daily Beginners Meeting (often referred to as "The Kitchen," because it used to take place in the kitchen of the church), Step Meetings, Monday Men's & Wednesday Women's meetings, and weekly Big Book Study on Friday. 


Our fellowship includes a diverse group of everyday people, making up a unique and welcoming New York City crowd.  Stop by during lunch or after work in Midtown, and see for yourself!