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Jennifer Hoffer
Communications Assistant

Latest News

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…

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Gary LaermerGary Laermer
Senior Vice President &
Chief Development Officer

Gary is responsible for all philanthropic and charitable giving programs for the Y and was recently highlighted in Chronicle of Philanthropy, highlighting his work with donor stewardship and effective campaign management.
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Location Availability

  • Rentals - With 24 locations throughout the five boroughs, the Y has a myriad of community event spaces for birthday parties, special events, and meetings. Please contact your local Y to understand availability.
  • Media Requests - Members of the media are welcome at the Y for broadcast and print shoots dependent upon the content of the piece and the potential disruption to members. All requests should be sent to Jennifer Hoffer at