Coney Island YMCA

Coney Island YMCA

Brooklyn, NY

Project Description

The Coney Island YMCA is part of a larger, 200,000-square-foot mixed-use development that also includes 195 affordable housing units. The Y is positioned at the base of the residential towers, with parts of the roof serving as outdoor amenity space for tower residents.

Serving as a new community center, the YMCA is an integral part of the revitalized historic neighborhood included in the city’s Coney Island strategic plan. The Y also will be an important part of safety for the waterfront community, offering indoor, year-round swim lessons to all regardless of ability to pay.

The colorful contemporary facility is inspired by the entertainment history of Coney Island. A two-story main spine houses an open stair and terminates in an open multigenerational center. A full gymnasium and several multipurpose group exercise studios house a variety of programs for the community.


Project Details

Architect: Dattner Architects
Facility Development & Design Consultant: Gro Development LLC
Construction Cost: $23 million
Square Feet: 44,000 (YMCA only)
Occupancy: December 2013

Fitness Center - Cardiovascular Equipment: Life Fitness

Fitness Center - Entertainment Systems: Life Fitness

Fitness Center - Flooring, Aerobics: Robbins Sports Surfaces

Fitness Center - Free-Weight Equipment: Hammer Strength

Fitness Center - Strength Equipment: Hammer Strength


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