Neighbors: Rodman’s Neck revamp a bunch of noise

Although there is widespread support for the mayor's proposal to spend hundreds of millions of dollars renovating Rodman's Neck, the NYPD training facility, some neighbors say it'll just bring more noise.



As News 12 has reported, Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposed 2018 budget includes money toward the project, which would cost $275 million over five to seven years.



Upgrades to the facility would include six new firing ranges, a tactical village and modern training equipment -- along with the removal of soil contamination at the site.



Police use the facility to train for situations ranging from terror attacks to active shooters and everyday emergencies.



But the police training -- especially involving live ammunition -- is often loud, and neighbors say they want the improvements to take that into account and muffle noise.



De Blasio says the revamp would add soundproofing to ease neighbors' concerns.



The proposal is also in a preliminary stage, and the funds have not been approved or laid aside. City Council won't vote on it until June 30.


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