The Boys’ Club of New York Receives Site Designation for Clubhouse in East New York

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BCNY included in Livonia Ave Initiative, which includes affordable housing, commercial space, and a new Boys’ Club facility in East New York, Brooklyn.

The Livonia Avenue Clubhouse, BCNY’s fourth, and first in Brooklyn, will be a state-of-the-art, fully-equipped, 50,000 to 60,000 square-feet facility.

BCNY is pleased to announce that it has received a site designation from NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) for a clubhouse in East New York, Brooklyn, on Livonia Avenue. Working with Dunn Development, BCNY has been offered a large lot adjacent to Livonia Commons, a proposed complex of affordable housing and commercial buildings. The BCNY Livonia Avenue Community Facility will be located between Williams Avenue and Hinsdale Street. The Livonia Avenue Clubhouse, BCNY’s fourth, and first in Brooklyn, will be a state-of-the-art, fully-equipped, 50,000 to 60,000 square-feet facility.

Programming will serve boys aged 6 – 20, and focus on BCNY’s core program areas: literacy, life skills, academics, creative expression, and athletics. The new facility will also offer some specific programs for East New York girls aged 13 – 20. BCNY hopes that this Clubhouse, as well as the rest of the Livonia Commons development, will help transform the Livonia Avenue corridor into a vibrant mixed-use area that meets the needs of East New York’s residents.

About the Boys’ Club
The Boys’ Club of New York is the nation’s oldest boys club, founded in 1876. Through its clubhouses and summer camp, BCNY offers programs that help youth stay in school and go on to college, discover their individual musical and artistic talents, develop healthy bodies, and just have fun. Over 75% of BCNY members live at or below the national poverty line. For membership dues of only $5 a year, the members have access to gyms, swimming pools, computer labs, music studios, and a host of activities that they enjoy and that enrich their lives. BCNY helps build boys into men of character with strong values, discipline, and a positive perspective that counters the negative forces found on city streets.

If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with BCNY, please call Helen Frank at 347.505.5416 or e-mail Helen at Helen.Frank (at) bcny (dot) org.

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