Taub, a natural educator and innovator, became MFTA’s liaison with the DOE’s constituents and began to figure out ways to train these new MFTA recipients on how to best incorporate nontraditional materials into their classroom practice.
A requirement of this intra-city agreement was the expansion of the MFTA warehouse and programming to accommodate the art teachers. Glass and her team worked to renovate a 20,000-square-foot space in another section of the Chelsea Market. After a series of stops and starts and some serious lessons on the machinations of New York City real estate, the renovated space was never finalized.
Instead, DCLA rescued MFTA by securing a 25,000-square-foot space in Long Island City.