Meet Stafford Woodley III, who gave me a terrific greeting while I was out canvassing for Liz Fried in the District 6 Democratic primary. Firm handshake, looked me right in the eye, excited about politics. He’s got my vote.
We cut the ribbon this morning for New Rochelle’s uptown Farmers Market at its new location by Thomas Paine Cottage. That Down to Earth bag in my hand is filled with three kinds of pickles, two kinds of olives, tomatoes, and snap peas. Mmmm. Visit the uptown market every Friday from 9am to 2pm. And … Continue reading Pickles and Olives . . . Mmmm
Here’s an excellent article from Strong Towns, describing strategies for reducing car dependency. The issues raised in the piece are highly relevant to New Rochelle’s planning objectives, touching on everything from parking minimums in our zoning code, to “complete streets” projects on major roads, to innovative open space initiatives like the Linc. The author’s key … Continue reading Expanding Mobility Options (Gradually)
This December, New Rochelle will send a delegation of leaders and residents to our French sister city, La Rochelle. If you are interested in learning more or in potentially joining the delegation, please attend a meeting this Thursday, June 13th at 7pm in Room B-1 of the City Hall Annex. Here’s are the details. I … Continue reading Visit La Rochelle
New Rochelle restaurants took double top honors at Westchester Magazine’s annual Burger & Beer Blast, with the North End Tavern winning first place in the Judge’s Choice category, and The Wooden Spoon taking the gold in the People’s Choice category, beating out more than thirty competitors. A great night for New Ro food. Read all … Continue reading We Are the Champions (of Burgers)
Congratulations to the Torch Club of the Remington Boys and Girls Club, which set a great example of kindness and fellowship by hosting a “Soulfood Saturday” community meal this afternoon. The youngsters prepared and served food to all comers, with warm greetings for everyone, including yours truly. Thanks!
Another ground-breaking yesterday morning, as New Rochelle’s downtown revitalization plans roll forward. “The Huguenot” will feature sixty luxury apartments, seven of them affordable, and ground-floor retail in a six-story structure, close to the western intersection of Huguenot and Main Streets. The project also includes some especially interesting elements, such as a community art gallery, a … Continue reading “The Huguenot” Breaks Ground
Happy to meet this morning with a delegation of municipal officials and planners from Australia, whom came here to learn about our ongoing downtown revitalization efforts. Their itinerary in the United States consisted of San Francisco, Washington, DC, New York City . . . and New Rochelle. Our path-breaking downtown plan has already received regional … Continue reading A Visit from Down Under
I was proud to join many of New Rochelle’s firefighters this morning for the re-dedication of Fire Station 2 on Webster Avenue. The rehabilitation of the West End fire house, part of the City’s ten-year capital plan, upholds our commitment to New Rochelle’s First Responders, who need and deserve facilities that are safe, modern, and … Continue reading Fire Station 2 Re-Opens
Thank you to everyone who supported my 50th birthday brunch yesterday afternoon. We had a wonderful crowd of several hundred friends and neighbors present, plus many others who couldn’t make it in person, but contributed to the event from afar. It was a deeply gratifying way to celebrate a personal milestone, as well as an … Continue reading Thank You!!