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Coney Island YMCA, NY



Association: YMCA of Greater New York
Project Size: 44,000 sq ft
Cost: $23 Million
Completion Date: December 2013
Architect: Dattner Architects

The Coney Island YMCA is part of a larger, 500,000-square-foot mixed-use development that also includes 195 affordable housing units. The Y is positioned at the base of the residential towers, with parts of the roof serving as outdoor amenity space for tower residents. Serving as a new community center, the YMCA is an integral part of the revitalized historic neighborhood included in the city’s Coney Island strategic plan. The Y also will be an important part of safety for the waterfront community, offering indoor, year-round swim lessons to all regardless of ability to pay. The colorful contemporary facility is inspired by the entertainment history of Coney Island. A two-story main spine houses an open stair and terminates in an open multigenerational center. A full gymnasium and several multipurpose group exercise studios house a variety of programs for the community. The branch is a recipient of the Building Brooklyn Award, which honors recently completed construction and renovation projects that enrich Brooklyn’s neighborhoods and economy. Building Brooklyn Awards (BBA) also honors individuals who have made significant contributions toward enhancing the business conditions and economic climate of Brooklyn

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