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Stein Gift completes Lower Level Renovation

When Jay Stein became an NYU Trustee he and his wife Deanie celebrated generously with a leadership gift to transform the lower level of 721 Broadway for over 1,000 Film and Television students. The Steins had visited the school many times, seeing the crowded quarters shared on upper floors by students and faculty. Their gift helped make possible the significant renovation of a rabbit warren of rooms into four screening rooms, an 80-seat theater with state of the art equipment, classrooms and rehearsal space, and hanging-out space with computer stations for students in the newly-named Jay and Deanie Stein Student Center. The space is finished off with the brushed aluminum and latest lighting of Beyer Blender Belle's design team, and has become the new 24-hour-a-day home for Tisch film students.