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Volume 79, Number 8 | July 29 - August 4, 2009
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933

Nadler nets millions for the arts

More than 50 city arts organizations will receive a total of $2.4 million in federal stimulus money, Congressmember Jerrold Nadler announced earlier this month.

Many of the groups have Lower Manhattan roots or have done programs Downtown, including Dance New Amsterdam, Creative Time and the Joyce Theater, which will all get $50,000. The money, granted through the National Endowment for the Arts, is intended to preserve jobs at nonprofit arts groups, which are struggling with the recession and may otherwise be forced to do layoffs.

“It’s always essential to support the arts in our communities,” Nadler said in a statement, “but these stimulus funds are particularly significant right now for the retention of thousands of local jobs.”

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