NYC studio fashion students safe after city explosions

Dominique Pishotti

An explosion in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood Saturday hit close to home for some Kent State students studying at the Fashion School’s NYC Studio.

No students were harmed, but the explosion happened just a few miles from where many of the NYC Studio’s students are housed.

“The NYC Studio, staff and students are all well,” said Anna Mates, marketing associate at the NYC Studio, in an email. “We continue to focus on the safety and security of our students during this time.”

Soon after news of the explosion arose, members of Fashion School, NYC Studio, College of the Arts and University Communications made emergency communications.

“We focused on reaching out to our students in NYC and (asked) them to check in with us,” Mates said.

Mates said 10 of the 51 current NYC Studio students currently reside in Chelsea this semester. The rest live in other neighborhoods.

“All classes and activities are taking place as scheduled,” Mates said. “We are encouraging students to stay in touch with their families.”

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