At a news conference on November 3rd, Frank Bennett, President of the board of the New Frankford Community Y, announced that an agreement has been reached with Beneficial Mutual Savings Bank to acknowledge satisfaction of the mortgage on the property located at 4704 Leiper Street and also known as the historic Bromley Mansion. This clears the way for development of the property and reopening it as a community center.
Board members: Pete Specos, Kristy Schneider, Frank Bennett, Joe Krause and Jose Figueroa
In addition, Mr. Bennett has signed an agreement with the board to lease the mansion area of the property which will house offices for his law practice and real estate business. He will restore the building in exchange for a 99 year lease at $1.00 per year.
The recreational area of the property will be restored to community use.
With the loss of the PAL center and Salvation Army recreational facilities for youth, the need for a place for kids to go in Northwood and Frankford has never been greater.
Further details are available in the video at the top of the page.
Frank Bennett, Vice President of the Northwood Civic Association and President of the Northwood Frankford Y will officially announce his candidacy for judge in the 1st Judicial District at a petition signing party on Friday February 15th. You can contact Heather@BennettForJudge.US for more information.
Frank has contributed to the community in countless ways since he returned to Frankford and we wish him well in the coming election.
Kristy Schneider writing to you all from the Board of the Y.
As you may already know, the New Frankford Community Y (NFCY) has a new team with new ideas. Well, that team recently sat down to discuss the Y and it was decided that since we are trying to make a fresh start, it only makes sense that the Y should also have a new name, slogan, and logo!
Part of our vision for the Y is to have a community place where people can come together with their families, friends, and community members to exercise and be healthy, to learn and discuss, to share and meet, and we think it is only right to say it loud and clear! Therefore, the New Frankford Community Y has now been changed to the Northwood Frankford Community Y. Where Family and Community Come Together (still NFCY).
Just a reminder: We are still looking for donations and for people to get involved!
We are asking you to like the facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/FRANKFORDY and send us an email or call us with questions or concerns.
We are on a slow and steady path. We really need to continue to raise money! Don’t worry, your donation is tax-deductible. On the plus side, we have raised enough funds to have the electric turned back on! So, we are making progress.
We also intend to have a table at the Holiday Craft Fair coming up at St. Mark’s Church on 12/16 and we hope to see you there!
Thanks for reading.