For decades, the NYPD Rodman’s Neck Shooting Range has been an issue of concern to the coastal communities of the east Bronx. However, recent legislation may give those citizens a sigh of relief.
The battle over Rodman’s Neck — a 54-acre range on City Island that is used for handgun and rifle practice, and qualification to certify law enforcement agencies, including the NYPD and FBI — has persisted through four mayoral administrations. In 2007, residents of the area were told the shooting range would move to an indoor facility in College Point, Queens, but those plans fell through. Due to shortages in funding, the move was canceled, and it was deemed cheaper to renovate Rodman’s Neck for $275 million.