533 West 59 Street (59 West Recreation Center)

Address: 533 West 59th Street

Block No: 1151
Lot No: 15

Landmark status: No

Contact

59 West Recreation Center
(212) 397-3159 or (212) 397-3166

Chris Clouden
NYC Department of Parks
60 West 61st Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 408-0243

Penny Ryan, District Manager
Community Board 7
250 West 87th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 362-4008

Melanie Wymore, Member
Community Board 7
250 West 87th Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 362-4008


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Summary of site plans and status

The 59 West Recreation Center at is an old bath-house currently in use that previously did not meet ADA accessibility standards. Community Boards 4 and 7, along with the Friends of the West 59th Street Recreation Center, have promoted renovating the Recreation Center. Funding has been contributed by the Brodsky Organization ($2.5 million), Council Member Gale Brewer ($1.5 million in Fiscal Year 2007 and $1.4 million in Fiscal Year 2004), Council Member Jerrold Nadler, the Department of Parks ($2 million), and Borough President Scott Stringer ($1 million). The project was part of Mayor Bloomberg’s “Design Excellence” projects.

The proposed new Center includes updated fitness facilities, community classrooms, outdoor recreation areas, and an indoor fully-restored public swimming pool.

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