$1.5M renovation project completed at historic Rockland County farmPosted: Updated:
A restoration project at an historic Rockland County farm is now complete.
Officials announced that the New World Dutch Barn at Cropsey Farm has been renovated.
The old barn dates back to the late 1700s, and many agreed it was in need of some help from the windows to the roof.
$1.5 million was granted for the project back in 2017. The finished barn was a joint financial effort between Clarkstown and Rockland County, who will now share ownership of the property. "Jim and Pat Cropsey could've sold this land for development. They gave away millions of dollars in order to preserve our future and our legacy of farming here. This is something our children can experience and they can respect," says Rockland County Executive Ed Day.
Although the property is now owned by Clarkstown and Rockland County, the Cropsey family will be able to stay in their house on the property as long as they'd like.
Each year, the New City farm feeds thousands of people in the county.