Tensions rise as one arts organization evicts other

TRD New York /
Jan.January 27, 2012 02:00 PM

LaMama E.T.C., the arts organization that runs a theater on East 4th Street and owns a block of buildings it rents to other art organizations along the street, has sent an eviction notice to tenant Millenium Film Workshop, the Village Voice reported.

Millenium Film, at 66 East 4th Street, is a project of director Ken Jacobs, whose film, “Seeking the Monkey King,” played at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. LaMama cited a “failure to pay rent for 10 months,” as the reason in the notice, the Voice said.

Today LaMama responded to Wednesday’s original Voice article, saying it has been carrying the costs of running Millenium’s space for months, but that it “support[s] the mission of Millennium Film and consider[s] it a very important cultural institution.”

Antagonisms continue however, as LaMama received the building for the cost of $1 in 2005. Opponents to the eviction feel the historic organization, which has been in the building since 1975, should be allowed to remain.

LaMama said in a statement sent to the Voice that it would like Millenium to remain in its building. [Village Voice] and [Village Voice]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
(Image by Wolfgang & Hite via Dezeen)

Hudson Yards megadevelopment inspires a new line of sex toys

Cammeby's International Group founder Rubin Schron and, from top: 194-05 67th Avenue, 189-15 73rd Avenue and 64-05 186th Lane (Credit: Google Maps)

Ruby Schron lands $500M refi for sprawling Queens apartment portfolio

Wendy Silverstein (Credit: Getty Images)

Wendy Silverstein, co-head of WeWork’s real-estate fund, is out

Struggling cannabis retailer MedMen dumps REIT stake

Struggling cannabis retailer MedMen dumps REIT stake

Huizenga lobbied Rick Scott to secure Opportunity Zone designation for West Palm site

Huizenga lobbied Rick Scott to secure Opportunity Zone designation for West Palm site

Charles Kushner and 229 West 43rd Street (Credit: Getty Images)

Kushner Cos needs loan workout as Times Square tenants tank

Merchants Hospitality's Abraham Merchant and Adam Hochfelder with the Playboy Club (Credit: Getty Images, Playboy Club NYC)

Merchants scrambles to fill void after breakup with Playboy

A $2.5B litmus test for the Century City luxury market

A $2.5B litmus test for the Century City luxury market

arrow_forward_ios