Cropsey Farm granted funds to restore centuries-old barn

A centuries-old eyesore in Rockland County is about to get a restoration, thanks to a big cash infusion.
A total of $1 million in funding was granted by Rockland County and Clarkstown to restore a barn at the Cropsey Farm in New City. The 25-acre community farm feeds thousands of people in Rockland County.
The barn, which dates back to the late 1700s, is falling apart. It has boarded-up windows, peeling paint and a collapsing roof.
Pearl Wetherall works on the farm every day and uses the barn. She says the barn is really critical for them to store equipment, tools and be able to work on tractors.

Work on the barn starts this fall. Staffers hope to have it back up and running by next year.