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92YTribeca to close this summer

by Bill Pearis

From ‘480 Pixels’ opening party @ 92YTribeca (more by Amanda Hatfield)

The 92nd Street Y will leave its space at 200 Hudson Street, known as 92YTribeca, because “a second, physical location is not critical to our mission,” according to a letter sent Thursday afternoon to the workers at both sites. The decision was made by the 92nd Street Y board Wednesday night. The 92nd Street Y expects to be out of the Hudson Street space sometime this summer, according to the letter signed by Sol Adler, the Y’s executive director.

92YTribeca, an arts and entertainment branch that seemed aimed at a younger, downtown crowd, opened in October 2008 with the indie rocker John Vanderslice and a screening of the comedy “Wet Hot American Summer.” “We believe 92Y can best serve the community now and in the future by investing our resources into our flagship location uptown on Lexington Avenue,” Mr. Adler’s letter said in part. – [NY Times]

Well this is certainly sad news, as the opening night party for BrooklynVegan’s 480 Pixels photo exhibit there was one of the best times I’ve had in the last year. I saw a bunch of fun shows there over the last few years, not to mention film screenings and art events. 92YTribeca, you will be missed, but meanwhile you can still check out the venue’s remaining calendar of events.

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