Officials break ground on Edenwald YMCA

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EDENWALD -

Mayor Bill de Blasio, other elected officials and community members broke ground Monday on the first YMCA in the northeast Bronx.

Community activists say they've been pushing since 2009 for a YMCA in the area.

The new center will feature two pools, a full-length basketball court, a gymnasium and community space. It will also create jobs.

The project is expected to be completed in 2020.

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