New YMCA to break ground on Patchogue...

New YMCA to break ground on Patchogue's Main Street

There are 15 comments on the Newsday story from Nov 2, 2008, titled New YMCA to break ground on Patchogue's Main Street. In it, Newsday reports that:

Downtown Patchogue, already in the midst of revitalization, is about to get a major new anchor for the west end of its business district with today's groundbreaking of a new $19.2-million YMCA on Main Street.

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Jim

AOL

#1 Nov 2, 2008
This sounds like a great move and should help the Patchogue Village in their revitalization efforts!
apocalypse soon

Milford, CT

#2 Nov 2, 2008
I wonder if the nudnik Mayor Pontieri wants the "C" in YMCA to stand for something other than Christian so as not to offend anyone? Good for Grucci for pulling out of the Christmas Parade when the pc mayor of Patchogue, who along with the modern day Christ killers, had the word Christmas changed to "Holiday" for that event.
Bleeding us dry

Stamford, CT

#3 Nov 3, 2008
I think it will be a Gang/drug hang-out.

I hope I'm wrong
lost opportunity

Bronx, NY

#4 Nov 3, 2008
Yet Nimbyism in Smithtown kept us from enjoying the same benefit here.Instead we got to spend millions of our tax dollars on a under used overly expensive new library that probably will not be available for another 3 to 5 years.
Bay Shore Resident

New York, NY

#5 Nov 3, 2008
Bleeding us dry wrote:
I think it will be a Gang/drug hang-out.
I hope I'm wrong
The Y in Bay Shore is outstanding. It should be a great addition to your community.

“Melissa says, "om"”

Since: Apr 08

Suffolk County

#6 Nov 3, 2008
Bleeding us dry wrote:
I think it will be a Gang/drug hang-out.
I hope I'm wrong
Yes, because you know how much gang members and druggies enjoy physical fitness and wholesome all-age activities.
jake

Scarsdale, NY

#8 Nov 3, 2008
Will you have to be a Citizen to use the Y ?? Why do they waste the money in a town overrun with Illegals that destroyed the school district and so destroyed the whole town !! Is this like Huntington where the politicians own all the Sect. 8 housing ?
Jess

Huntington, NY

#9 Nov 10, 2008
Talk about ignorance...wake up and get over the hatred.
apocalypse soon wrote:
I wonder if the nudnik Mayor Pontieri wants the "C" in YMCA to stand for something other than Christian so as not to offend anyone? Good for Grucci for pulling out of the Christmas Parade when the pc mayor of Patchogue, who along with the modern day Christ killers, had the word Christmas changed to "Holiday" for that event.

“Lovely year for a Guinness”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#10 Nov 11, 2008
it's fun to stay at the ....
NYY

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#11 Nov 11, 2008
Guinness Drinker wrote:
it's fun to stay at the ....
Young man, there's no need to feel down.
I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
I said, young man,'cause you're in a new town
There's no need to be unhappy.

Young man, there's a place you can go.
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.

It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.

They have everything that you need to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys ...

It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.

You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal
You can do whatever you feel ...

Young man, are you listening to me?
I said, young man, what do you want to be?
I said, young man, you can make real your dreams.
But you've got to know this one thing!

No man does it all by himself.
I said, young man, put your pride on the shelf,
And just go there, to the Y.M.C.A.
I'm sure they can help you today.

It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.

They have everything that you need to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys ...

It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.

You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal,
You can do whatever you feel ...

Young man, I was once in your shoes.
I said, I was down and out with the blues.
I felt no man cared if I were alive.
I felt the whole world was so jive ...

That's when someone came up to me,
And said, young man, take a walk up the street.
It's a place there called the Y.M.C.A.
They can start you back on your way.

It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.

They have everything that you need to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys ...

YMCA
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A
Young man, young man there's no need to feel down
Young man, young man pick yourself off the ground

Y-M-C-A
then just go to the Y-M-C-A
young man, young man I was once in your shoes
young man, young man I said, I was down and out with the blues.
Y-M-C-A
FedX

Brentwood, NY

#12 Nov 11, 2008
I know this was asked already, but where exactly is the YMCA being built?
There is not alot of empty space in the area, and I thought that the cemetary is adjacent to the Gym / Briarcliffe building.

“Lovely year for a Guinness”

Since: Dec 07

Daytona Beach

#14 Nov 11, 2008
NYY wrote:
<quoted text>
Young man, there's no need to feel down.
I said, young man, pick yourself off the ground.
I said, young man,'cause you're in a new town
There's no need to be unhappy.
Young man, there's a place you can go.
I said, young man, when you're short on your dough.
You can stay there, and I'm sure you will find
Many ways to have a good time.
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.
They have everything that you need to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys ...
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.
You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal
You can do whatever you feel ...
Young man, are you listening to me?
I said, young man, what do you want to be?
I said, young man, you can make real your dreams.
But you've got to know this one thing!
No man does it all by himself.
I said, young man, put your pride on the shelf,
And just go there, to the Y.M.C.A.
I'm sure they can help you today.
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.
They have everything that you need to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys ...
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.
You can get yourself clean, you can have a good meal,
You can do whatever you feel ...
Young man, I was once in your shoes.
I said, I was down and out with the blues.
I felt no man cared if I were alive.
I felt the whole world was so jive ...
That's when someone came up to me,
And said, young man, take a walk up the street.
It's a place there called the Y.M.C.A.
They can start you back on your way.
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A.
They have everything that you need to enjoy,
You can hang out with all the boys ...
YMCA
It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A
Young man, young man there's no need to feel down
Young man, young man pick yourself off the ground
Y-M-C-A
then just go to the Y-M-C-A
young man, young man I was once in your shoes
young man, young man I said, I was down and out with the blues.
Y-M-C-A
kudos; it's like being at the ball game
NYY

Since: Sep 07

Location hidden

#15 Nov 11, 2008
Guinness Drinker wrote:
<quoted text>
kudos; it's like being at the ball game
only thing missing are the $10.OO Beers and stale hotdogs
Mary

AOL

#16 Jan 21, 2009
This is awesome. I always wished I was closer to the Bay Shore Y. It has such great family programs and gym. I'll be there to sign up as soon as its built!
PS....Melissa, you're response to Bleeding Us Dry was hilarious.
I can see where people would be mislead though. Some people still have that image of the YMCA being seedy gross motels.
hahaha

Medford, NY

#17 Apr 3, 2009
Why has the job stoped? Does anyone know?

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