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New York Ym-ywha Wins Appeal to Build $800,000 Center in New Rochelle

The New York Appellate Court has ruled that the Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association of Greater New York has a right to build an $800,000 community center in suburban New Rochelle.

The appellate court made the ruling in reversing an earlier decision by the New York Supreme Court in White Plains which canceled a zoning permit issued for the center. The permit was invalidated at the request of residents of the area who contended that the center would violate zoning regulations.

The residents contended that plans of the center to charge fees to users of a projected nursery school and music school in the center made the schools business enterprisses barred by zoning rules. The Appellate court rejected that contention.