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Riverside YMCA Project Approved
« on: January 11, 2013, 03:12:35 AM »
Riverside YMCA Project Approved



On Thursday, January 10, 2013, the Downtown Development Review Board (DDRB) voted to give final approval to the design of the proposed Riverside YMCA development in Brooklyn.  Here is a look at what will be constructed.

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Re: Riverside YMCA Project Approved
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 04:49:17 AM »
very nice.
So what is the next step?

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Re: Riverside YMCA Project Approved
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 08:07:18 AM »
I assume the second floor will have some weight equipment and not just 7,000 cardio machines.  8)

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Re: Riverside YMCA Project Approved
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 08:19:14 AM »
You can be sure the lobby will have a lovely framed print of blond Jesus and a gigantic flat-panel television tuned to Fox News.

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Re: Riverside YMCA Project Approved
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2013, 08:22:25 AM »
no one is forcing you to go there johnny.

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Re: Riverside YMCA Project Approved
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2013, 08:40:08 AM »
You can be sure the lobby will have a lovely framed print of blond Jesus and a gigantic flat-panel television tuned to Fox News.

well it is a Christian organization after all....and having been a member at that YMCA before, I can assure you that the stations on the TV in the lobby can be changed

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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2013, 09:12:13 AM »
You can be sure the lobby will have a lovely framed print of blond Jesus and a gigantic flat-panel television tuned to Fox News.
Years ago when I went to the YMCA I never saw any photo of Jesus or even a cross? And Fox News on the TV's is just about everywhere you go.  ;)

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Re: Riverside YMCA Project Approved
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 09:27:21 AM »
Nice site plan. Obviously that huge surface parking lot is not optimal. Though considering what's happening in Brooklyn right now, it's possible we won't be waiting as long for that street side development as we might be elsewhere.
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Re: Riverside YMCA Project Approved
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2013, 11:10:09 AM »
It's The Y!  You don't have to be young, a man, or Christian, just Associated.

That building is going to be spectacular from the Riverwalk and flooded with sunshine in the mornings.
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Re: Riverside YMCA Project Approved
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2013, 11:23:52 AM »
The view from the running track will be amazing too! 

I'm really hoping they're able to lock down funding on this development very soon.  Brooklyn is on the verge of becoming a serious boomtown.

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Re: Riverside YMCA Project Approved
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2013, 11:34:51 AM »
You can be sure the lobby will have a lovely framed print of blond Jesus and a gigantic flat-panel television tuned to Fox News.

Speaking as both a member of the YMCA and an atheist, I'm wondering how insecure you have to be to let some painting bother you, or that perhaps just one of the many TVs they have is tuned to a channel you don't like.

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Re: Riverside YMCA Project Approved
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2013, 11:54:46 AM »
Wow, Riverside Avenue is shaping up to be quite the urban corridor. Also, the concept drawing looks amazing. I might have to pony up for a membership when the new building is complete.
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Re: Riverside YMCA Project Approved
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2013, 02:47:10 PM »
The floor plans don't show the Metro offices that are slated to be relocated from Mandarin

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Re: Riverside YMCA Project Approved
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2013, 04:48:46 PM »
I just hope they can develop the Riverside ave part of the parking lot into that mix use building they've been talking about. But I'm all for parking between the two buildings. People have to park somewhere, until/unless JTA can improve on their part of this whole thing.

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Re: Riverside YMCA Project Approved
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2013, 10:35:35 PM »
Holy Crap Batman, I might even be tempted to join up and get fit... Um... Well... maybe not, but it does look very cool.  Actually Libby and I were long time members of the Y in Central Florida - once upon a time.