NY Senate Grants $7.5 Million to Lincoln Center

News   NY Senate Grants $7.5 Million to Lincoln Center
The New York State Senate has granted $7.5 million to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' capital campaign and the redevelopment of the 16-acre complex.

New York State President Pro Tempore Malcolm A. Smith, along with State Senators José M. Serrano and Tom Duane, presented the gift that will cover costs of the newly renovated and re-opened Alice Tully Hall. The renovations include a new three-story-high, glass-enclosed cantilevered lobby, a mezzanine-level donor room for special events, translucent lit walls in the main auditorium, new custom theatre seats, improved acoustics, an automated film screen, mechanized stage extensions, expanded dressing/choral spaces, extended stage wings and expanded restrooms and ticketing areas.

“The arts are often overlooked during difficult financial times, and I am proud that the Senate is showing a firm commitment to arts and culture by allocating this much-needed capital funding to Lincoln Center," Serrano said in a statement. "As a cultural landmark, Lincoln Center has enriched the lives of, not only New Yorkers, but people from all over the globe; and this funding will allow them to continue to fulfill their mission of bringing quality programming to a diverse range of audiences.”

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