Sad news: 92YTribeca will close this summer

The arts and entertainment venue announces it will shutter after five years of concerts, talks, screenings and events.

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A 2010 panel on young feminism at 92YTribeca: Lesley Jane Seymour, Courtney E. Martin, Lena Chen, Shelby Knox, Allison Kasic, Naomi Wolf

A 2010 panel on young feminism at 92YTribeca: Lesley Jane Seymour, Courtney E. Martin, Lena Chen, Shelby Knox, Allison Kasic, Naomi Wolf Photograph: Courtesy 92YTribeca


Usually we can't wait for summer and all the parties, concerts and events it brings. But we're saddened by the news that perennial TONY favorite 92YTribeca will be closing its doors in a few months, after five years of excellent programming. (And we're pretty sure Paul Rudd, who was in this 92YTribeca ad in 2009, is upset about it too. We feel you, bro.)


While Robert De Niro is clearly doing his bit to make the neighborhood more culturally vibrant, let's face it: Tribeca is gonna suck just a little more after this. It's not all doom and gloom, though. The flagship uptown 92nd Street Y location is still going strong, plus 92Y has promised to partner with other venues to continue offering events below 14th Street.


In the meantime, you've still got a few months to attend a film or television screening, concert or karaoke party, comedy show or nerd-chic discussion. And, like we always do, we'll make sure to keep you up to date on what's happening at 92Y.




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Stefan Kovacsevich
Stefan Kovacsevich

Really sad news, and there is more to say about New York City decaying rapidly on an international cultural perspective. Maybe I missed something, but as a frequent tourist in the past, I must say that NYC currently gives a quite run down impression: I´m planning to go to NYC for a week starting May 18: There is NO opera, NO classical concert of any significance, NO rock concert (apart from John Bonamassas long sold out concerts on the evening that I shall arrive from Europe), NO event of significance, NO fun no more. Madison Square garden has ONE concert, no, ONE EVENT scheduled in the whole month of May. Broadway theatres? The same picture. Fleet week - will most probably be cancelled. Any discussion about this cancellation? Nope. The overall frustrating experience for us European tourists is, I´m afraid to say: The thrill is ultimately gone.