Friday, June 11, 2010

☞ READ: Iconic Harlem YMCA Possibly For Sale

The Wall Street Journal reports that the 135th Street YMCA will possibly be sold as part of an effort to raise $313 million in funds to expand the organization and help restore existing branches. If the newly proposed Harlem Hyatt follows through as planned, the Harlem YMCA will relocate to the corner of 125th Street and Lenox. The article states:

"The 11-story brick building, where Jackie Robinson coached basketball and painter Jacob Lawrence held his first solo exhibition, remains an important part of history to many New Yorkers."

The next question on people's minds might be if the building gets sold, will they tear it down? The 135th Street YMCA is an official New York City landmark so maybe a new adaptive reuse condo might be in store for the future. Nothing is set in stone with the selling of properties so all this is just talk for now. Read more in the WSJ: LINK. Photo by Ulysses


  1. not unlike the McBurney YMCA on W23rd

  2. i really hope they don't move it, it's a wonderful part of central harlem. it's a great place for families and one of the only places in harlem kids can learn to swim at affordable prices. :(

  3. Because it's landmarked it can't be demolished. Imagine it would be converted to residential use.