All posts by Noam Bramson

Fairness for Taxpayers

With Assemblywoman Amy Paulin taking the lead, a bipartisan group of state, county, municipal, and school officials have joined together to defend the tax deductibility of charitable contributions.  This is a matter of urgent importance to taxpayers in our region, in light of recent changes in federal tax law that sharply limit state and local … Continue reading Fairness for Taxpayers

Another Informative (and Interactive) Conversation

Thank you to everyone who turned out for our second “Neighborhood Conversation” last night at the JCC of Mid-Westchester.  It was another engaging and lively discussion, with excellent comments. In addition to offering a traditional presentation on City issues, I’ve been experimenting at these meetings with an online interactive program called Slido that allows the … Continue reading Another Informative (and Interactive) Conversation

New Rochelle vs. Climate Change

The latest dreadful report on climate change from the UN makes for deeply depressing reading, so this is an important moment to remind ourselves that positive, effective climate action is still possible, provided we have the will.  Here’s a good local example . . . A couple of years ago, New Rochelle joined about 20 … Continue reading New Rochelle vs. Climate Change

Lincoln Basketball Courts Get A New Look

The Lincoln Park Basketball Courts have never looked better or more creative. This exciting new design, from artist Scott Albrecht, is the result of a collaboration between the City’s Parks & Rec  Department, the New Rochelle Basketball Association, and Project Backboard, along with a generous grant from the National Basketball Players Association Foundation.  Thank you … Continue reading Lincoln Basketball Courts Get A New Look

Great Conversation at Salesian

Thank you to everyone who joined the “Neighborhood Conversation” at Salesian High School this past Tuesday evening.  I enjoyed sharing information about the City’s activities and — even more importantly — receiving lots of thoughtful questions and comments.  Three additional meetings are coming up on October 10th (JCC on Wilmot Road), October 23rd (Columbus School), … Continue reading Great Conversation at Salesian

The Rockwell Breaks Ground on North Avenue

If you’ve been on North Avenue lately, you can’t have missed the construction underway between Iona and City Hall.  An entire block has been cleared to make way for the “Rockwell,” a new luxury apartment building with ground-floor retail.  (11 of the 114 apartments will be affordable.)  Today, we formally celebrated the ground-breaking. The Rockwell … Continue reading The Rockwell Breaks Ground on North Avenue