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Raju Mann

President & CEO
  • 04/15
  • Community


Battery Park City Authority President and Chief Operating Officer Shari C. Hyman today announced reduced all-access annual membership pricing and elimination of permit processing fees for the Community Center at Stuyvesant High School (CCSHS), the first in series of planned improvements for the facility. For full membership options or to join CCSHS email ccshs@bpcparks.org or call (212) 267-9700.

“What we have in CCSHS is an outstanding community resource – which the community isn’t fully using,” said BPCA President Hyman. “Now, with deeply-reduced pricing for all membership types – including a further-discounted Battery Park City resident membership option available for the first time – we’re looking to expand access as we sprint into the spring and summer seasons. With a range of new classes set to begin soon, I encourage BPC residents and the lower Manhattan community at large to avail themselves of all CCSHS has to offer.”

Among the changes announced today include:

New all-access annual membership pricing

– Adult (ages 18-61) all-access annual membership is now $199, down from $525.

– BPC Resident all-access annual membership is now $179, down from $525. (BPC Resident membership pricing is being offered for the first time.)

– Senior / Youth / Military all-access annual membership is now $79, down from $150 for seniors and $100 for youth. (Military membership pricing is being      offered for the first time.

– BPC Resident Senior / Youth / Military all access annual membership is now $59, and is being offered for the first time.

-CCSHS Day Passes remain at $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and youth, with a first-time $10 Day Pass option now available for military members.

Annual Membership and Day Pass purchases to include free access to many CCSHS classes / programs (beginning May 1, 2016)

– Upcoming classes and programs include group swim lessons for children and adults, tennis clinics, yoga, badminton, total body boxing, the BPC Running Club, and more.

Elimination of Permit Processing Fee

– CCSHS features a large cafeteria, two gyms, a dance studio, pool lanes, and other spaces available for public use. Individuals interested in use of these amenities for specialized events can apply for permits through the Battery Park City Authority. The previously-required $30 processing fee for permit applications has been eliminated. Membership is not required for permitted use of CCSHS space.

– Priority for issuance of CCSHS permits will continue to be granted to local youth non-profit organizations, followed by youth organizations, and then adult organizations.

About CCSHS: The Community Center at Stuyvesant High School is a community resource operated by the Parks Programming department of the Battery Park City Authority. Located in Stuyvesant High School at 345 Chambers Street in lower Manhattan, access to CCSHS is from the main school entrance on Chambers Street at North End Avenue.

CCSHS is open seven days a week when classes are not in session. Entry is provided based on paid annual memberships or day passes available to all New Yorkers. Throughout the year, CCSHS provides various sports and fitness classes and members can utilize the pool, basketball courts, and gym facilities.

For more info visit: ccshs.org

About BPCA: The Hugh L. Carey Battery Park City Authority is a New York State public benefit corporation with a mission to plan, create, coordinate, and maintain a balanced community of commercial, residential, retail, and park space within its designated 92-acre site on the lower west side of Manhattan.

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