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Our Story

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

Over the years, New But West has grown into a variety of in-person and online meetings. We have a legendary daily Beginners Meeting (often referred to as "The Kitchen" because it was held in the kitchen of the church), Step Meetings, Monday Men's, Wednesday Women's meetings, and our weekly Big Book Study on Friday. 


Our diverse fellowship is a unique, inclusive, and welcoming crowd. Please stop by in person and online to see for yourself!

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