All posts by Noam Bramson

Bramson’s Election Musings – Part I: A Grimm Tale

Congressman Michael Grimm (R-NY) is definitely a bully.  He may be a crook.   And, if the latest polls are accurate, he is about to reelected in a landslide by his conservative Staten Island district. Over the weekend, I visited my mother for lunch, and we got to talking about this.  “How could people vote … Continue reading Bramson’s Election Musings – Part I: A Grimm Tale

You Can’t Take It With You (Or Can You?)

There’s a heart-warming story in the Journal News about the reunion of the 1957 cast of an eighth-grade production of “You Can’t Take It With You” at Isaac Young.  Here’s an excerpt: “They didn’t know it then, but these youngsters were also forming incredibly tight bonds with their fellow actors that would last the rest … Continue reading You Can’t Take It With You (Or Can You?)

Ghostly Cupcakes

Why wait for this evening’s candy haul when the sugar overload can begin right away with baked goods in the morning?  These spooky cupcakes actually look pretty good.  Production credit:  Catie 90%, Jeremy 9%, Owen 1%, Noam 0%.  (But I plan to eat a couple, nonetheless.)  Happy Halloween!

Parking Management Overhaul for New Rochelle

While we’re aiming to make New Rochelle’s downtown more walkable and bike-friendly, there’s no question that a successful business district still needs safe, attractive, and customer-friendly parking options. Over the years, the City has worked toward this goal by upgrading parking lots, installing better meters, and adding new spaces on-street.  It’s been an incremental process, … Continue reading Parking Management Overhaul for New Rochelle

Inspiration for the Day (or Maybe the Month)

If you are in need of some inspiration today, look no further than this article from the front page of today’s Times.  It describes the remarkable story of Justus Uwayesu, who lost his family in the genocide in Rwanda, then overcame astonishing deprivation as an abandoned orphan to enroll this year as a freshman at … Continue reading Inspiration for the Day (or Maybe the Month)

Extensive Press Coverage for Master Developer Designation

The City’s designation last week of a Master Developer for our downtown and transit district attracted a lot of press attention, as well as glowing comments from regional organizations like the Westchester County Association and the Westchester Business Council.  Check out the links below: The Daily Voice Fios 1 News Westchester Business Journal Journal News … Continue reading Extensive Press Coverage for Master Developer Designation