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The new and shiny Rockaway YMCA at Arverne by the Sea has officially opened at 207 Beach 73rd Street. The 44,000-square-foot space offers tons of amenities: Two pools, including a lap pool and a rec pool with a large slide and water features, a large gymnasium for basketball, volleyball and indoor sports clinics, a wellness center with cardiovascular and strength training equipment, large group exercise class space, community multi-purpose space for youth and family programs, and an outdoor rec field. The YMCA now houses the largest aquatics center in all of New York City.

This $23,000,000 facility was built under the Arverne-by-the-Sea urban renewal project using private, city, and developer funding. Home owners in Arverne-by-the-Sea get a free one-year membership. Check out interior pictures of the awesome new space after the jump…

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