Real estate developer DDG and partner Global Holdings have announced the official launch of the 92nd Street Y’s programming initiative at 180 East 88th Street, a new development 50-story condo.
Located in the ground-floor retail space, the iconic neighborhood institution is now hosting cultural programming and arts classes in the building.
“180 East 88th Street embraces craftsmanship and a commitment to the arts, so an opportunity to bring 92Y, the leader of thoughtful cultural and community programming on the Upper East Side, into our building was a perfect fit,” said Joe McMillan, Founder, CEO and Chairman of Azur and DDG, developer of 180 East 88th Street. “We couldn’t be prouder to welcome this cherished institution into our space and support 92Y in its mission of providing arts, culture and educational programing to residents of this community.”
180 East 88th Street will host 92Y’s popular Musical Theater training program for children ages 3-18 in its fully equipped ground-floor studio space, with year-round classes and workshops providing a warm, supportive environment for children to learn the skills needed for performance: acting, singing, dancing, teamwork, leadership and storytelling.
The building will also host rehearsals of 92Y’s acclaimed Theater for Young Audiences program. 92Y Director Megan Doyle says, “This airy, beautiful space is an inviting new home for our students to learn, and for the community to enjoy productions that will delight families.”