TRIBECA — After five years on Hudson Street, the 92YTribeca is slated to close its doors this summer.
The downtown outpost of the 92nd Street Y, the long-standing cultural and community center, was designed to be a younger, hipper arts and entertainment space than it's Upper East Side counterpart.
But directors of the 92nd Street Y decided "a second, physical space is not critical to our mission," according to a letter sent to staff, the New York Times reported Thursday.
In a post on its Facebook page Thursday, the 92nd Street Y said it would try to find new spaces to offer it's downtown programs. The Hudson Street location featured a performance stage, a 72-seat movie theater, a cafe and an art gallery.
"It's been a great five years, but we're sad to announce that 92YTribeca will close its doors sometime this summer, " the 92Y posted on Facebook.
"We're very proud of the work we've done downtown. Thanks to everyone who's supported us. We're working on finding new homes for our downtown programs, and we're excited that our digital programs and partnerships will continue to bring you lots of great stuff online, around town and beyond 92Y's uptown space."