New York City’s 92nd Street Y—now 92NY—undertakes $200 million campus upgrade

Posted on: June 22, 2022

“Changes are afoot at the 92nd Street Y. For starters, that’s not technically its name anymore,” writes Matt Stevens in Sunday’s (6/19) New York Times. The organization has a substantial history as a presenter of classical music and home for music education. “The longtime Upper East Side institution for arts and enrichment has rebranded itself, leaned into digital offerings and is now set to begin a long-awaited renovation of its home on the corner of 92nd Street and Lexington Avenue. A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for later this month at … the cultural center’s … Buttenwieser Hall [kicking] off a new phase of what officials say is a broader $200 million master plan to reimagine the campus…. The plan was developed … in large part by Seth Pinsky, the chief executive of the institution, which last month was renamed the 92nd Street Y, New York — or 92NY for short…. The renovation will include improvements to Buttenwieser Hall, the creation of a new dance studio … Some … renovations … are designed to improve energy efficiency, upgrade the heating and cooling systems and ensure that new restrooms and lockers meet the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act.”