New YMCA Will Open in the Rockaways Early Next Year


    The $23,000,000, 44,000-square-foot Arverne YMCA has an opening date: February 14th, 2014. The building is now in the final phases of construction. The New York Daily News got a sneak peek of the space, which will feature a wellness center, a gymnasium, locker rooms and an aquatic center with two pools and a slide. (It’ll be the largest aquatic center in any of the YMCAs in New York City!) This particular YMCA was built as part of the Arverne-by-the-Sea urban renewal project, with private, city, and developer funding. Home owners in Arverne-by-the-Sea will get a free one-year membership.

    A New YMCA, with a Massive Aquatic Center, Set to Open in Rockaways in February [NY Daily News]

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