A big announcement from the Educational Alliance last night: the long awaited renovation of their historic building at 197 East Broadway is about to begin. The “gut renovation” is a 22-month project and will include “revitalized classrooms and new art studios, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and modern multi-purpose space” and will allow the institution to expand programming for all ages.
In a statement, Robin Bernstein, president and CEO, said:
“This is truly an exciting moment in the history of the Educational Alliance… We are thrilled about the potential of this renovation to create a reinvigorated space to better serve our diverse community. The renovated building will offer brand new facilities that match the high quality of our programming, and will help create a true sense of community among all of our neighbors.”
According to the statement, the renovation and details about temporary program locations will be confirmed in early October. The Fall semesters of the Art School, the Parenting Center and our Early Childhood education programs (Early Head Start, Head Start, the Preschool and Child Care) will not be affected by the renovation.
197 East Broadway has been the Educational Alliance’s home on the Lower East Side for 122 years. Never before has the organization embarked on a large scale building renovation of this magnitude.
More to come…