Opening day at the North Avenue Church recently leased by Yankees Pitcher Mariano Riviera was postponed when work was halted over asbestos concerns. Shortly after cleanup work began word came down about possible asbestos problems in the building.
After about 30 minutes, the DPW crews assembled to work at the location were instructed to leave the area as New Rochelle police officers erected barriers to the entrance to the church.
The City of New Rochelle do not respond to requests for further information.
The building remains closed at this time.
UPDATE: City of New Rochelle Spokesperson Kathy Gilwit responded the following day, "Regarding the asbestos, the City was going begin the cleanup and stopped to conduct a test to make sure there is no issue."