L to R: Legislator Terry Clements, Assemblyman Steve Otis, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Council Member Yadira Ramos-Herbert, Mayor Noam Bramson, Congressman Jamaal Bowman, and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer

I was honored to welcome Senator Chuck Schumer to New Rochelle this afternoon for a press conference touting the LINC project.  Senator Schumer has championed the $12 million federal grant awarded to the City last week, and I have no doubt that his personal advocacy was instrumental in securing this funding.

Standing with other elected and community leaders, Schumer noted the glaring deficiencies of Memorial Highway as it exists today and spoke about the LINC’s capacity to foster economic opportunity, expand transportation options, and provide much-needed outdoor recreation for tens of thousands of residents.

I am deeply grateful for Senator Schumer’s leadership on this priority and excited about the LINC’s transformative potential for New Rochelle.