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Coney Island’s first YMCA finally ready to open

December 06, 2013 01:12PM


Surf Avenue and 29th Street in Coney Island

In partnership with the Empire State Building-based developer Kretchmer Companies, the YMCA of Greater New York is opening its first outpost in Coney Island Dec. 16.

The 44,000-square-foot facility at Surf Avenue and 29th Street underwent a $24 million development that was delayed by Hurricane Sandy and added construction costs. There are six other Brooklyn YMCAs, the closest one being at 361 15th Street in Park Slope. Kretchmer and ELH Management constructed a 195-unit affordable housing complex at the building next door.

YMCA CEO Jack Lund told Crain’s he expects 2,000 memberships to be sold in the first year. [Crain's]Mark Maurer