As you may be aware, Stein Senior Center’s lease at 340 East 24th Street expired at the end of 2011. It is very important to me and other local elected officials that the center has a smooth and successful transition to its new home in the community at the Uniformed Firefighters Association building at 204 East 23rd Street. Until that space is renovated, Stein Senior Center plans to operate out of the East End Temple, located at 245 East 17th Street. In this temporary home, the center is now serving lunch daily and continues to provide activities including belly dancing, Tai Chi, knitting, meditation, yoga, Spanish, and folk dancing. It is important to note that the center’s hours of operation have been adjusted to accommodate the East End Temple’s afternoon programs; the center will be open Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 2:00pm.
I will continue to work with Stein Senior Center’s leadership, the New York City Department for the Aging and my colleagues in government to ensure that our beloved senior center may move into its new permanent space as quickly as possible and is able to serve our community’s elderly for years to come.