At the new medical clinic opening next week in Downtown Brooklyn, sunlight streams in from the fourth story windows, a counter in the wide reception area is stocked with free nutrition bars and bottled water, and off to the left is a yoga studio with maple floors.
The 6,000-square-foot space isn’t some boutique concierge practice. It’s the first attempt by the Freelancers Union, which has long helped freelance workers get insurance, to provide medical care directly. “Our ultimate goal is to get our members the best health care possible,” says Sara Horowitz, founder of the group. “That’s really our north star.”