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**The Major R. Owens Health & Wellness Community Center to Open its Doors in Crown Heights on Wednesday**



Developer BFC Partners and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) celebrate with a ribbon-cutting at the former Bedford Union Armory, named in honor of Congressman Major Owens

What: Members of the Crown Heights community, BFC Partners, NYCEDC, elected officials and Congressman Major Owens’ family gather to celebrate the grand opening of the Major R. Owens Health & Wellness Community Center at 1561 Bedford Avenue. The Major Owens Center will offer children, families, and seniors a 60,000 square-foot recreation center, complete with a 25 meter, six-lane competitive swimming pool, basketball courts, a half soccer field, a weight room, and wellness center. The center will also be home to several community nonprofits and operators offering youth sports and programming.

***Masks will be required inside the venue and a photo of your vaccination card must be shown at the door***

Who: Chris Owens, son of Major R. Owens

             Majority Leader Laurie Cumbo 

Donald Cappocia, BFC Partners

Rachel Loeb, President & CEO, NYCEDC

              Joe Coello, Chair, Community Advisory Committee 

              Trenelle Gabay, Founder of Carey Gabay Foundation  

              Community members, youth athletes, and children

When: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Where: 1561 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11225


BFC Partners

BFC Partners, a leader in the planning, development, construction and operation of affordable housing, mixed income, and mixed use projects throughout New York and New Jersey. BFC Partners is committed to community engagement across all projects, and values responsibility, accountability and integrity while advancing their mission to provide supportive educational, recreational and socially conscious programs and activities to youth and adults living in New York City communities. Now celebrating its 35th anniversary, BFC Partners has developed over 2,000,000 square feet of commercial and retail space and 12,500 housing units citywide. 


New York City Economic Development Corporation creates shared prosperity across New York City’s five boroughs by strengthening neighborhoods and creating good jobs. NYCEDC works with and for communities to provide them with the resources they need to thrive, and we invest in projects that increase sustainability, support job growth, develop talent, and spark innovation to strengthen the City’s competitive advantage. To learn more about our work and initiatives, To learn more about our work and initiatives, please visit us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.