The City of New Rochelle has forced volunteers to stop work clearing debris resulting from hurricane damage to the clubhouse. The city posted this notice on the door and sent us a letter threatening to demolish the building. There was no warning. There has been no discussion.
The action by the city is based on a series of mistaken premises. We have the absolute right to occupy our space in Hudson Park. We have an engineer’s report stating that the structure is safe. A major law firm has taken on our case pro bono and has delivered the appropriate legal response to the city.
With your donations and additional funds from our members we are perfectly capable of continuing the club for another 130 years. We hope that the city and mayor Noam Branson will join us in this effort.
Board of Directors
New Rochelle Rowing Club