YMCA

Newly opened Rockaway YMCA to boost local economy
Newly opened Rockaway YMCA to boost local economy
South Angy Altamirano 3/18/2014 at 10:37AM

The YMCA of Greater New York celebrated the opening of its new branch, Rockaway YMCA at Arverne by the Sea, on March 14 during a ribbon cutting with local elected officials and community leaders.

Department of Buildings reviewing Flushing Commons permit
Department of Buildings reviewing Flushing Commons permit
Northeast Melissa Chan 10/24/2013 at 11:07AM

Developers of the long-stalled $850 million Flushing Commons project have filed their first permit with the city’s Department of Buildings, according to Crain’s and city officials. A DOB spokesperson said the department received and will review an application from TDC Development International and The Rockefeller Group. The near decade-old project will bring housing and retail [...]

Queens teen’s speech to Congress: YMCAs are powerful
Queens teen’s speech to Congress: YMCAs are powerful
News Queens Courier Staff 4/20/2013 at 12:34PM

As 14-year old Kayla Brathwaite sat on a train heading to the nation’s capital, she rehearsed the speech she would give in front of Congress. Brathwaite, a resident of Ozone Park and a student at Park East High School in Manhattan, spoke in front of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services [...]

Flushing Commons finally moves forward
Flushing Commons finally moves forward
Northeast Terence M. Cullen 3/13/2013 at 1:16PM

The long-delayed Flushing Commons project is finally starting this fall, with accommodations for parking and small business, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has announced. The $850 million project, a decade in the making, got the green light Tuesday, March 12, and construction is planned to start later this year. The two-phase project [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 10/18/2012 at 8:00AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68. South wind 6 to 11 mph. Thursday night: Showers likely, mainly after 2am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 59. Southeast wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. EVENT of the DAY: Screening of [...]

Stay safe in backyard pools
News Melissa Chan 7/13/2012 at 10:38AM

• Learn how to swim. The city’s Department of Parks & Recreation offers free lessons to both children and adults. The courses take place in three summer sessions throughout July and August and are available on a first-come, first-served basis at four Queens pools — Astoria, Fort Totten, Fisher and Liberty. Registration for sessions two [...]

Free Hands-on CPR at YMCA
News Queens Courier Staff 12/07/2011 at 11:28AM

The YMCA is hosting a free CPR class at its Bellerose facility, located at 238-10 Hillside Avenue. The class will last approximately 30 minutes and will teach participants how the hands-only technique can save a life. If you are 12 years old or older and you are interested in this CPR class, you may attend [...]

Flushing YMCA hosts Community Service Awards Dinner
Flushing YMCA hosts Community Service Awards Dinner
News Queens Courier Staff 11/17/2011 at 5:53PM

The Flushing YMCA hosted its 11th annual Community Service Awards Dinner to benefit the youth and teens of the local communities at the Kum Gang San Restaurant. The “Special Award for Distinguished Public Leadership” went to Borough President Helen Marshall, and the “YMCA Community Service Award” was presented to Paul Ho, senior VP, Flushing Bank.