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West Village Rec Center Closed After Hurricane Sandy to Reopen Friday

By Andrea Swalec | December 20, 2012 7:39am

WEST VILLAGE — Village residents whose fitness routines were thrown off track when Hurricane Sandy fooded their public recreation center will soon be able to hop back on their treadmills.

After being closed for nearly two months because of storm damage, the Tony Dapolito Recreation Center on Clarkson Street will reopen Friday morning, according to the Parks Department.

The center's boiler has been repaired, restoring the 1 Clarkson St. building's heat and hot water, a department spokesman said Tuesday.

Dapolito will offer classes and activities in dodgeball, Zumba, volleyball, juggling, chair exercise and more. Computer classes, Friday night karaoke and activities just for kids are also listed on the center's current schedule.

Membership to city rec centers costs $150 a year for access to all centers citywide, or $100 a year for access to any center without an indoor pool. Seniors pay just $25 a year, and youth under age 18 get in free.

The Tony Dapolito Recreation Center at 1 Clarkson Street at Seventh Avenue South is open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. through 4:30 p.m.