For the Irish Arts Center, a New Home to Expand

Aidan Connolly has to employ a multitude of slashes to describe the cramped quarters of the Irish Arts Center, a hearth for Irish culture that he operates from a former Hell’s Kitchen tenement on West 51st Street.

The first floor features the “dance studio-slash-lobby-slash-boardroom-slash-rehearsal space,” Mr. Connolly, the center’s executive director, said last week. The top floor has the “classroom-slash-storage room-slash-meeting room-slash-green room” and is just below the leaky roof and up three flights of stairs.

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