Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Brooklyn Y does the right thing

Since 1929, the building has been a community fixture. But in 2001, the Y's board of directors said the facility was falling apart.

YWCA to build 84 affordable apartments

"Developers were interested, but the directors looked at the mission of the Y and at the women who lived here. If the building was sold, they would be homeless," Kamber said.

Instead, the Y received federal and city funding for the additional housing.


Anonymous said...

Once again, a shell game with 'affordable' increasingly targeted for the outer boroughs.

The Salvation Army recently closed the Evengline Residence ... on Gramercy Park ... for development thowing all the women out on the street.

Now the Y is opening up with 'affordable' housing to replace the loss.

A shell game....

Anonymous said...

Do you know that the notorious criminal "developer" Tommy Huang was actually on the board of directors of the Flushing (then labeled "international") YMCA years back ? !!!

No more....thank God !!!