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Free swim lessons for kids at YMCA! Here’s the scoop.

A handful of NYC YMCA locations in all five boroughs are offering free swim lessons to children this spring. Read more…

Brady new director of HUB/Third Avenue BID

HUB/Third Avenue Business Improvement District is working on several community and residential projects, including La Central, one the largest new developments. The space will include 996 housing units, ground-level retail and community facilities such as a YMCA near Westchester and Bergen avenues. Read more…

Cuomo Proposes $1.4 Billion To Make Central Brooklyn ‘Vital’

The 'Vital Brooklyn' plan is part of the proposed $152.3 billion state budget that is supposed to pass the Senate and Assembly by April 1st. The wide-ranging 'Vital' proposals include 3,000 units of supportive and affordable housing across six state-owned sites, green space within a ten minute walk of each neighborhood, a dozen new farmers markets, and a new Midnight Basketball program organized by the NYPD and YMCA—part of an anti-violence initiative. Read more…

Op-Ed: Brazilian Capoeira seeks to help schools ‘Get Empowered!’

A unique organization called ‘Get Empowered!' wants to bring that spirit and energy of celebration to the schools. As annual budgets keep falling short with more set-backs for our nation's schools ‘Get Empowered’ is working to bridge that gap.The organization focuses on 'The under-served' – kids in schools, after-school programs, homeless shelters, community centers and immigrant/advocacy centers like the YMCA New Americans Welcome Centers. Read more…