All posts by Noam Bramson

City Wins Planning Grants from NYS

When he took office three years ago, Governor Cuomo completely overhauled the State’s grant-making and development assistance process.  Today, municipalities and other entities submit funding requests to regional councils that distribute funding through a competitive, merit-based system.  New Rochelle just received word of two grant awards in the most recent round.  Here’s the text of … Continue reading City Wins Planning Grants from NYS

Downtown Vision Takes Shape

Fresh on the heels of the transit-oriented development plan presented to the City Council last month, this week we received a comprehensive traffic analysis (download warning – it’s a big file) chock full of interesting recommendations.  Together, these two reports help refine our vision for downtown New Rochelle, a vision based on smart growth, better … Continue reading Downtown Vision Takes Shape

Medical Office Expansion Presents Opportunities

This morning, I received a tour of the new White Plains Hospital Imaging Center within the Wykagyl Shopping Center.  The Imaging Center is part of a larger suite of medical offices that White Plains Hospital opened here in New Rochelle last year.  It is good to have convenient, high-quality health care options in town, and … Continue reading Medical Office Expansion Presents Opportunities

Art Walk in Downtown New Rochelle This Weekend

New Rochelle’s rich artistic and creative traditions help shape our history and remain a vital part of our community’s character today.  The arts also play an important role in stimulating economic growth and helping Main Streets thrive. That’s why New Rochelle’s Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) has made promotion of the arts a focus of … Continue reading Art Walk in Downtown New Rochelle This Weekend