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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