Legendary New York arts center The Kitchen announces an expansive renovation

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, celebrated New York City performance venue and alternative art space The Kitchen announced yesterday the launch of a $28 million, five-year capital campaign to fund the renovation of the 1920s-era former icehouse in Chelsea it has long called home. The campaign appears to be off to a stellar start as $19 million has already been pledged. Major supporters include the City of New York, which has pledged $7.25 million, with an anticipated additional commitment of $2.5 million from the City Council. The Kitchen’s board and other foundations including The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation have also pledged lead gifts.

The Kitchen has called the three-story

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