Skyline at Sunset

Beautiful photo of New Rochelle’s burgeoning skyline at sunset, courtesy of my colleague Melissa Bongiorni.

National Night Out

The New Rochelle Police Department will host our annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 2nd from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at NRPD headquarters — 475 North Avenue.  All are welcome for food, drink, and fun.

Renovated Anderson Plaza Breaks Ground

Yesterday, New Rochelle broke ground on a renovated Anderson Plaza (between North Avenue and New Roc) that will will include bubbler play fountains, new seating options, refreshed landscaping, and a café building.  The design reflects the City’s commitment to pedestrian-friendly urban planning, and will be usable as outdoor event space for farmers markets, festivals, and live performances..

There’s more information in this press release, with details on the project here, and renderings of the completed space here.

Local Sales Reach All-Time High

New Rochelle’s economy has recovered from the COVID pandemic, and then some.  Final figures for 2021 show taxable sales at more than $1.5 billion, the highest level in our history and a whopping 23% year-to-year increase from 2020.  (This also represents a nearly-as-impressive 22% increase over pre-pandemic 2019 figures.)  Ongoing economic development should extend this positive trend, as new population generates demand for goods and services, and attracts additional businesses to our community.