New Asphalt Green Recreational and Community Center will Serve NYCHA’s Isaacs Houses and Holmes Towers
Asphalt Green, one of the New York City’s leading non-profit providers of quality sports and fitness programming, today announced that it has partnered with Fetner Properties to build a new state-of-the-art recreational and community center, which will expand its Upper East Side campus and serve thousands of residents at NYCHA’s Isaacs Houses and Holmes Towers. “Asphalt Green has been a proud member of this community for over three decades, and we are thrilled that this extension of our campus will allow us to expand our sports and fitness programming, and serve thousands of Isaacs Houses and Holmes Towers residents,” said Maggy Siegel, executive director of Asphalt Green. “We are particularly pleased to provide permanent jobs for NYCHA residents at our new recreational and community center. We look forward to working with local stakeholders and elected officials to ensure this plan is a success for all members of the community.”
The 18,000-square-foot center will be located across the street from Asphalt Green’s current 5.5-acre campus, and will feature an indoor basketball court and an innovative rooftop turf field that will be used for soccer and other outdoor sports and activities. All Isaacs Houses and Holmes Towers residents will have access to free and low-cost programming at the center, which is being constructed as part of Fetner’s new mixed-income residential development adjacent to Holmes Towers under the NextGen NYCHA program. The new recreational and community center will be a crucial source of permanent, good-paying jobs for NYCHA residents.