Ribbon-cutting marks opening of YMCA's first new Bronx facility in 30 years

A ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday celebrated the opening of the first new YMCA in the Bronx in 30 years.

News 12 Staff

Sep 9, 2021, 4:43 PM

Updated 955 days ago

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday celebrated the opening of the first new YMCA in the Bronx in 30 years.
The facility features two indoor pools, and there are plans to focus on bringing cultural, health and educational programs to the neighborhood.
The new location also offers a gymnasium for basketball, a workout center, an agricultural roof garden and kitchen for cooking classes.
The 50,000-square-foot center sits on 3 acres of urban forest.
The hub was developed in partnership with several different stakeholders, including elected officials, the YMCA and community advocates, according to the YMCA of Greater New York’s president and CEO. It’s a dream come true, Assemblyman Carl Heastie says.
The northeast Bronx YMCA is now open to the community.


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