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Two Weeks In: Manny Cantor Center at the Educational Alliance

It's been a couple of weeks since the Educational Alliance opened the Manny Cantor Center inside its gut-renovated flagship building at 197 East Broadway.  We stopped by yesterday for a progress check with Rabbi Joanna Samuels, the center's executive...

Happening Now: Educational Alliance Scaffolding Coming Down

After two years of construction, the scaffolding is coming down this afternoon on the Educational Alliance's flagship building t 197 East Broadway.  At the end of 2011, the large Lower East Side non-profit embarked on a $55 million gut...

Manny Cantor Center to Open February 3

The Educational Alliance has set an opening date for its refurbished and expanded headquarters. The large Lower East Side not-for-profit began a gut renovation of its flagship building at 197 East Broadway at the end of 2011.  Due to...

Michelle Sarna Named Director of Educational Alliance Preschool

The Educational Alliance has announced the appointment of Dr. Michelle Sarna as director of its preschool.   In a press release distributed yesterday, President & CEO Robin Bernstein said, "We are thrilled to have Michelle join our team at a...

Educational Alliance Moving Forward on Major Upfit

Leaders at the Educational Alliance have sent us an update to last month's big news about their major capital project. In an email to supporters, administrators at the 122-year-old institution unveiled a new website and an update on the planning process...

Construction Zone: Educational Alliance

It looks like the Educational Alliance isn't wasting any time getting started with the sweeping renovation project we reported about last week. Today a construction fence has gone up in front of the organization's headquarters at 197 East Broadway.  

Ed. Alliance Announces Renovation of Main Building

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...

Hidden Identities – A Panel at the Educational Alliance

The Educational Alliance will host what looks to be quite an entertaining panel, "Hidden Identities: Tales From Under the Hood," next Monday evening at 7:00pm.  The event is inspired by the idea of hidden and unmasked identities, and will...

Educational Alliance to Host Community Hanukkah Party

The Educational Alliance will be hosting a free community celebration to kick off this year's Festival of Lights on Wednesday.  They write: Join us for a celebration for all ages followed by a lighting of the first candle on...

LES Lit: Shteyngart & Rakoff at the Educational Alliance

The Lo-Down is looking forward to co-sponsoring an upcoming event at the Educational Alliance: "LES Lit," an evening with authors Gary Shteyngart and Joanna Smith Rakoff. The November 17th reading and discussion is a great opportunity to get to...
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Photo: East River Park Track, Sunday midday. In the news this past week: --"In affordable housing vs. parking lot,...
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