Posted 7/24/2019 - 1:15 PM

This morning NYPD received and informed us about a call regarding a bomb scare directed at the YMCA 9th Street Prospect Park, Brooklyn location where Mayor Bill de Blasio frequently visits for his gym workouts. YMCA staff fully cooperated with NYPD and the building was quickly evacuated. After NYPD conducted a thorough investigation of the building and declared it to be safe, everyone was allowed back inside and our staff resumed operations. 

To be safe and thorough, NYPD also investigated the YMCA 15th Street Park Slope Armory location and declared it to be safe as well. All camps and operations are ongoing.

The YMCA’s highest priority is the safety and security of our members and we take responsibility for ensuring your safety very seriously. If you have any further questions regarding this incident, please call the branch office at 718-768-7100.