It is with a heavy heart and so much sadness that we must announce Citibabes will be closing on May 25, 2018. After 13 years of business we are left without a home for our beloved community.
The lease for our Soho space ends this summer, and our new location in Tribeca has been caught in a New York style real estate battle between the landlord and the co-op board with Citibabes the innocent party caught in the middle. We have done everything in our power to try and mitigate this situation but now, 18 months after signing our lease, the landlord has terminated it, claiming they are in an unwinnable battle with the building’s co-op board.
Citibabes will stay open for business as usual, offering Citischool, enrichment classes and unlimited playground access through end of day on Friday May 25th. We hope that you will come play and enjoy the final 6 weeks in our beautiful facility.
Citibabes has been my heart and soul for the past 13 years. I want to take this time, on behalf of our entire team, to say that it has been our privilege to play such an important role in serving you and your families. You are what has made Citibabes so special and unique and you have truly become our family. We hope we have had a positive impact on your lives because you have all deeply affected ours.
The joy that we have experienced watching your children grow and learn has been an honor that we have never taken for granted. We thank you for your love, support, and friendships and wish you and your family the utmost happiness in the future!
Tracey Frost Rensky