City Island residents fired up over firing range

Some City Island residents are fired up over a decision not to relocate a firing range in their neighborhood. The NYPD has scrapped a 2007

City Island residents fired up over firing range

City Island residents fired up over firing range (3/26/15)

THE BRONX - Some City Island residents are fired up over a decision not to relocate a firing range in their neighborhood. 

The NYPD has scrapped a 2007 plan to move the Rodman's Neck Firing Range to Queens. Instead, it will not only remain in the Bronx, but it will also receive a $150 million expansion and upgrade. 

People living nearby complain that noise from the range is deafening, but police say that planned improvements will include sound proofing. 

Members of the City Island Civic Association have filed a request under the state's Freedom of Information Law to find out why the move didn't go forward. 

In the meantime, neighbors say they'll keep the pressure on to make sure that installing sound barriers remains a top priority. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Crossfit isn't just for the gym, according to 1 Ready, Set, Fit: Crossfit at home
Authorities say the 30-year-old woman died after being 2 Woman fatally stabbed in Edenwald
Neighborhood Brief for March 26 3 Neighborhood Brief for March 26
Word on the Street: Airline dress code 4 Word on the Street: Airline dress code
Police say two men were shot while sitting 5 Police: Gunshot victims collide with cab driver while fleeing

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE