Monday, December 10, 2007

Help Save Carnegie Hall Artists’ Studios

Looking for a way to start the week? Help save Carnegie Hall’s legendary Studio Artist Towers. Why? In the group’s words: “For more than 100 years, a unique collection of musicians, painters, sculptors, actors, drama coaches, photographers, architects, educators and related professionals have occupied the studios above Carnegie Hall as part of Andrew Carnegie’s mandate to house a comprehensive creative community.” Carnegie Hall now wants to demolish the interiors of this historic space, possibly to make way for luxury condos, and has begun evicting its current tenants, including educational groups and working artists. More information, and stunning photos, are available on the preservation group’s web site. Care2 is hosting a petition drive to stop the demolotion, with the goal of gathering 100,000 signatures to present to Mayor Bloomberg.

Today’s mitzvah: Sign a petition to help save the Carnegie Hall Artist Studios.

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