Saturday, February 2, 2013

LOCAL2013: Manhattan Round-Table... Cares About The Arts?

I wish I could embed the video, but this NY1 gave me a spit-take -- a political consultant talking about small businesses in Manhattan (in context of the Manhattan Borough President race) mentions that 30% of local performing arts spaces have gone out of business... as a campaign issue.

If you're wondering what the spaces are, Off-Off Blogway has rounded up the losses. It ranges from theaters I've never heard of, to notable spaces like the Ohio and Horse Trade's Red Room.