This Friday, New Rochelle will induct two additions to our Walk of Fame: baseball great Mariano Rivera, who lived in New Rochelle for nine years and maintains a close connection to our community, and Fritz Pollard, the NFL’s first African-American head coach, who lived in New Rochelle from 1961 to 1983.

The Walk of Fame, located in Ruby Dee Park at Library Green, recognizes nationally-notable figures with special ties to New Rochelle.  If you haven’t already seen the installations, please visit to learn about our city’s remarkable contributions to the arts, business, politics, education, science, the media, entertainment, and sports.  More in this press release.