BCA @ 2700 HQ Building At-A-Glance

BCA @ 2700 East Tremont Avenue

The Bronx Council on the Arts was gifted the building by JPMorgan Chase when it was formally announced by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.BCA is working with NYC Department of Cultural Affairs– Capital Projects Unit, NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and LTL Architects ( to develop the building as our new headquarters at 2700 East Tremont Avenue at the corner of St. Raymond Avenue.

To date, over $5 million in capital funds have been raised through the Bronx Delegation of the NY City Council, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, along with legislative support from the offices of Councilman James Vacca, Congressman Joseph Crowley and the Bronx Borough President. We continue to raise additional funds from these sources.


BCA’s Building Renovation Team

Our creative team is led by Marc Tsurumaki, Partner, and Debbie Chen, Associate, at LTL Architects. NYC agency guidance and oversight from the Department of Cultural Affairs provided by Tom Finkelpearl, Commissioner of Cultural Affairs (DCLA), Andrew Burmeister, Assistant Commissioner, Capital Projects Unit and David Loewy, Capital Project Manager, and from NYC Department of Design and Construction, Michael Nastasi, Assistant Commissioner, with support of Project Managers Irene Alpert and Alyssa Gerber.


Design Development Complete ─ Onward to Construction Services

The project is slated to go out to Construction BID soon (for the second time).


Building Construction ─ What’s Next?

The Construction period stages include design and construction planning, documentation schematics, code and cost reviews, work and trade coordination meetings, legal reviews, permits and actual construction.

BCA @ 2700 is Arts, Culture & Community Engagement
  • To better serve the needs of our arts and culture constituency, nearly 1.4 million Bronx residents, and public-at-large;
  • To partner with the Westchester Square Business Improvement District in the revitalization of the area
  • To further the cultural development of The Bronx by leveraging our cultural grants programs and assets, incubating and supporting artists, arts organizations and the creative industries of The Bronx.
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The Bronx Council on the Arts | Our Mission

A pioneering advocate for cultural equity, the Bronx Council on the Arts nurtures the development of a diverse array of artists and arts organizations, and builds strong cultural connections in and beyond the Bronx.

BCA @ 2700 Press

08/25/15 Bronx Times Reporter

More Funding Ends BCA Headquarters Delay

07/24/15 Rob Walsh on 1010 WINS Radio

04/10/11 Mayor’s Radio Address
Mayor mentions BCA’s new home at Westchester Square
04/07/11 Bronx Times Reporter
Arts Center Opens: Bronx Council Given Bank Building"

04/07/11 Bronx Press Review
Chase Donates $850,000 Building to BCA"

04/06/11 Real Estate Bis Now
Chase Donates Former WaMu Building to BCA
Mayor Bloomberg and Chase Join BCA to Announce Its New Home
04/06/11 WNYC
Creativity meets Commerce: Arts Council Takes Over Bronx Bank

04/05/11 Daily News
Bank Branches Out, Gives Building to Arts
04/04/11 WFUV
BCA to Open New Headquarters
04/04/11 NY1
JPMorgan Donates Free Building to Bronx Council on the Arts
04/04/11 Mayor’s Blue Room
Mayor and Chase Join BCA to Announce Its New Home
Mayor Bloomberg and Chase Join BCA to Announce Its New Home




More Funding Ends
BCA Headquarters Delay

Bronx Times Reporter
August 25, 2015







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