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A Place for Kids to be Kids

December 31, 2001

Sometimes, an end is a new beginning.

For the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle, the loss of its Remington facility didn’t mean a winding-down of its service to the community. Quite the opposite—thanks in part to pro bono work provided by Michael Pollack, it meant an expansion.

Mr. Pollack worked with the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle, a developer, and the city to structure and formalize a transaction in which the site of the club’s Remington facility would be part of a new mixed use development, which would include an affordable housing component and a shared parking structure. Of upmost importance to the Boys & Girls Club, the developer will construct a new 20,000 square foot facility for the Boys & Girls Club on another part of the parcel, almost doubling the size of its previous clubhouse. The new facility will enable the Boys & Girls Club to serve as many as 350 kids daily, more than twice the average of 160 served daily in the previous year, and will position the Boys & Girls Club’s continued vitality and growth in the neighborhood for years to come.

“The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle enriches our community, and this new clubhouse will help it broaden its reach,” Mr. Pollack said. “Supporting that kind of good work in our neighborhoods is something that Ballard Spahr prioritizes.”

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