Jill Shely

New Look For 14th Street Y

Revamp of facility and programming pays off for the East Village institution.
12/17/2009 - 19:00
Staff Writer

Even before he was born, 6-year-old Shane Fleming spent lots of time in the 14th Street Y’s pool, a 20-year-old neighborhood oasis that is now home to some of his favorite weekly classes.

“Shane literally took every class he could possibly take since he was born” up to the present, said his mother, and longtime Y member, Jill Shely. “He totally feels like the Y is his home.”

Upstairs a child learns to read outside the preschool, where a LABA artist’s rendition of the orchard theme decorates the space.
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