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The artistic renaissance in the Bronx is getting a boost as workplace and community incubator Bronx Kreate Space obtained 15 Canal Place in the Mott Haven neighborhood.
Made possible in part by a $595,000 Downtown Revitalization Award from New York State and a $350,000 loan arranged by The Bronx Overall Economic Development Corp. and its president, Marlene Cintron, Bronx Kreate Space plans to establish a modern arts hub that will provide local artists with affordable creative space that fosters artistic synergies while also driving the local economy.
But first, the entity had to find a suitable site, eventually settling on a four-story warehouse built in 1908. Bronx Kreate Space singled out Kathy Zamechansky, president of KZA Realty Group, for her pivotal role in securing the new space.
“Kathy was instrumental in helping Bronx Kreate Space find and secure our location in the South Bronx,” said Dan Herdoon, CEO of Bronx Kreate Space. “We began working with Kathy more than two years ago and despite some challenges, she persevered as a partner and advocate for our team, taking an interest as if it were her own project. This is a win for us, and a win for the borough.”