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Two Weeks In

Two Weeks In: Manny Cantor Center at the Educational Alliance, Featured in The Lo-Down Mar. 11, 2014

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 director.

The $55 million project represents one of the biggest transformations ever undertaken by the 125-year old social services agency, one of the Lower East Side’s most venerable institutions.  The Manny Cantor Center, named for the father of a former board chairman, includes a 7,000 square foot fitness center, a sun-splashed sixth floor community space, as well as facilities for preschool, Head Start, teen and senior programs and an art school. The lofty goal was to re-establish the historic building as a neighborhood hub in an economically mixed community.

Read more: http://www.thelodownny.com/leslog/2014/03/two-weeks-in-manny-cantor-center-at-the-educational-alliance.html

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