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The Mayor’s Gym Routine? He Runs New York City

On most mornings, Mayor Bill de Blasio starts his day at the Y.M.C.A. on Ninth Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn. For the entirety of his 30 months as mayor, the Y.M.C.A. gym has served as the center of a kind of Camp David for Mr. de Blasio, an archipelago of neighborhood haunts in a roughly three-block radius that was part of his pre-mayoral life and where he now routinely returns. Read more…

Eugene Giscombe, Known as the ‘Mayor of 125th Street,” Dead At 76

Eugene Giscombe, who made his mark on Harlem real estate as the founder of Giscombe Realty Group and became known by many as the “Mayor of 125th Street,” has died at the age of 76. Giscombe was born and raised in Harlem but lived in Rockland County. His family is planning a memorial service in September and asks that donations in his name be sent to the Harlem Academy or the Harlem branch of the YMCA. Read more…

Taste of Ridgewood brings neighborhood influencers together over delicious local eats

Ridgewood's major contributors and vendors came together for a night of fundraising and celebration — the fourth annual Taste of Ridgewood. Donors and philanthropists of the neighborhood rallied to raise money for the YMCA’s annual campaign, which supports scholarships to allow every person, regardless of financial ability, to access YMCA programming. Read more…