The New York State Armory located in New Rochelle was built in 1932 and is the only Naval Armory in the State. The building sits majestically on a hill and the 2.9 acre property stretches from Main Street (US Route 1) to the Echo Bay waterfront. Many years ago NYS granted the site to the City of New Rochelle stipulating in the deed it was to be maintained by the City and used for public purposes.

Over the years the City has let the building and property fall into drastic disrepair; broken windows, collapsed roof, a dump site for trash, disappearing historic murals and endless graffiti.

Now they want to give the property to a developer so they can construct condominiums and other commercial buildings.

Last year a group of Veteran organizations filed a lawsuit to stop this giveaway and to make certain the property is used for Veteran and community purposes as stipulated in the deed.

We have an excellent law firm handling the case and recently won a victory in court when the Judge ordered all parties to court supervised mediation.

The purpose of this writing is to ask for financial support to pay our law firm, listed below. A donation of $100 or any affordable amount made out to the Firm would help immensely.

Many thanks

Westchester County American Legion, Westchester County Veterans Council, American Legion Post 8, Dennis A. Starr, Plaintiffs

You can help by sending your contribution to

McGovern & Amodio LLC

2 William Street, Suite 306

White Plains, NY 10601

and note in the Memo section: "Save the NR Armory."

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