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The Bedford YMCA honors the best of Brooklyn

The Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA held its 2nd Annual “Brooklyn Honors” gala and celebration Thursday night, a fundraising event that honors Brooklynites who are making a positive contribution both in and out of the borough. This year’s event was held at the Liberty Lighthouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Award-winning journalist, Caroline Clarke served as the mistress of ceremonies. Read more…

How to live to be 100

One of the most frequent questions Leo Peimer gets asked about how he lived to be 100 years of age is, “What’s your trick?” Leo’s lifelong dedication to exercise – he joined the YMCA at the age of 17 and for many years ran six miles a day – motivated others around him to exert discipline in diet and exercise. Read more…

Senior executive of Youth and Community Engagement

Looking for a job at The YMCA of Greater New York? We are seeking a Senior Executive to be responsible for the planning, development, funding, creation, implementation, coordination, management and evaluation of the YMCA of Greater New York's programs and services that engage and inspire teens. Read more…

Grounding LaGuardia Best solution for LaGuardia? Close it down.

Unfortunately, not all New York City schools have a gymnasium, pool or appropriate space to run quality physical-education programs for kids. That's where partnering organizations can play a vitally important role. The Y works with the city's public schools to supplement and extend the P.E. curriculum and offer structured recess on-site at schools and in our YMCA gyms, pools, fitness centers and community rooms. Read more…