Glen Cove YMCA faces possible closure

After operating for more than 60 years, the YMCA of Long Island in Glen Cove is facing the possibility of shutting its doors.



The YMCA's 15-year lease with the Glen Cove Neighborhood Association expires in December.



In order to continue to serve the area, the YMCA says it needs to upgrade its facilities and requires a long-term land lease. So far that has not been achieved.



The Y says it has spent $7.5 million in improvements over the past 14 years. It says it plans to spend more than $1 million for additional upgrades if or when the lease is renewed.



The Glen Cove location is the organization's only facility in Nassau County. It has about 6,000 members.


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