Our nation lost an entertainment giant today, with the passing of Carl Reiner at the age of 98. New Rochelleans feel a special connection to Reiner and his family, who lived on Bonnie Meadow Road near Davis School. And, of course, Carl helped make New Rochelle famous worldwide by setting the iconic Dick Van Dyke Show here in our city.
Joining Carl Reiner via video for the honorary renaming of Bonnie Meadow Road back in April of 2018 will always rank among my favorite experiences as mayor. He could not have been more warm, gracious, and — needless to say — funny.
May Carl Reiner rest in peace, and may his life’s work continue to inspire laughter and joy for many years to come.