Press | August 30, 2016

A homeless LGBT youth shelter in the East Village

“Designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, PC, a homeless LGBT youth shelter—built from Bea Arthur’s namesake residence—is well on its way in the East Village.


Arthur, the actor and gay icon who is best known for playing Dorothy Zbornak in The Golden Girls, the sitcom that aired from 1985 to 1992, left $300,000 towards the 18-bed center’s construction after her death in 2009. When complete, the residence will contain three three-bedroom, two-bath apartments, facilities for on-site social services, a community room with a kitchenette, as well as an office for the Ali Forney Center.”


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Bea Arthur’s shelter for homeless LGBT youth to be finished in early 2017
y Audrey Wachs