The Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY), is an agency of the Republic of Austria, and part of the Austrian Consulate General in New York. With its architectural landmark building in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York is the cultural embassy of Austria in the United States. It hosts more than 200 free events annually and showcases Austrian contemporary art, music, literature, and academic thought in New York. The Austrian Cultural Forum houses around 10,000 volumes in its state-of-the-art library, and enjoys long-standing and flourishing partnerships with many venerable cultural and academic institutions throughout New York and the United States. Located at: 11 East 52 Street, between Madison & 5th Avenues in Midtown Manhattan. Building Height: 278 feet, 26 floors (below grade 2, above grade 24). Building Width: 25 feet. Building Depth: 81 feet. First opened to the public: April 18, 2002. Number of surveillance cameras in the ACFNY building: 24. Number of people who visit the ACFNY per year: approx. 20,000. Average number of gallons of drinking water consumed at the ACFNY water dispensers per year: approx. 925. Number of airline tickets that the ACFNY organizes per year for artists, scholars and musicians traveling to New York: 156. Average number of pedestrians who walk past the ACFNY on any given weekday: approx. 4,000. Visits by location scouts who have considered the ACFNY as a film location and number of films actually shot here: 54/2. Number of permanent ACFNY employees: 11. Number of artists and scholars who have spent the night in the guest room since the ACFNY opened in 2002: 661. Average number of elevator rides per day at the ACFNY: 595. Number of stairs in the ACFNY building: 834. Number of exhibitions that have taken place at the ACFNY since its opening in 2002: 33. Number of electronic newsletters sent by the ACFNY Communications Department per year: approx. 70. Number of people who have completed an internship at the ACFNY since its opening in 2002: 291.
ACFNY Magazine of the Austrian Cultural Forum New York is published as a supplement at the daily newspaper "Der Standard".