The President’s proposal to limit greenhouse gas emissions from power plants is a big step forward. Today’s editorial in the New York Times says it well: The greenhouse gas reductions required by the Obama administration’s proposed rule on power plants will not get the world to where it has to go to avert the worst … Continue reading Bravo!
The energy and diversity of a city. The graciousness of a historic suburb. The natural beauty of the shore. And very soon the best commute in metropolitan New York. New Rochelle is the next big opportunity. Today, the City is inviting qualified real estate development firms to join us in creating a regional and national … Continue reading The Next Big Opportunity
Here’s the City’s Spring Newsletter, just mailed to all households in New Rochelle. Lots of information about summer events. Check it out.
The New Rochelle BID’s Downtown Farmer’s Market at Library Green opens for the season this Saturday at 9am – and will continue every Saturday through November 22nd. It’s a great opportunity to purchase farm fresh produce and other specialty foods, not to mention a terrific reason to visit our downtown. I’ll be there at 10am … Continue reading Downtown Farmer’s Market Opens Saturday
Maps mesmerize me. Put one in my field of vision, and I’ll have a hard time focusing on anything else. Maybe it’s the way all the messiness of history can be made to seem neat and knowable. Maybe it’s the sense of exploring places one might never actually visit. Maybe it’s the “Here Be Monsters” … Continue reading Maps, Maps, Maps
In a ranking of tough jobs, providing emergency medical services has got to be pretty high on the list. EMTs have to demonstrate both technical skill and emotional composure in unpredictable crisis situations, where life itself is often at stake. And they’ve got to function calmly in the chaotic environment of an ambulance hurtling along … Continue reading Thanking Our EMTs
Last year, I got to meet Jim Leff, who, as the creator of Chowhound, is something of a celebrity for the food-obsessed. To my great delight, Jim spent an afternoon with me and my brother Oren, introducing us to out-of-the-way eateries along the Hudson and in central Westchester. This week, Oren and I were able … Continue reading Food Blog: West End
New Rochelle’s Memorial Day events next week will feature both a solemn remembrance of the fallen and a festive celebration of our country. Activities begin at 10:30am on Monday, May 26th, with a program on Memorial Plaza, followed by a parade along North Avenue and Pelham Road to Hudson Park, where the entire family can … Continue reading Remembering the Fallen
We’re lucky to have great Congressional representatives in Westchester. But the institution of Congress as a whole? Not so much. Everybody hates it. (Well, technically not everybody – Congress does have a 16% approval rating in the latest poll.) Except for committed partisans, most folks would probably offer a similar explanation for their disgust: Congress … Continue reading Center(?) – Right
I was glad to join about 100 other guests in welcoming President Obama to Westchester yesterday. He was in Tarrytown to highlight national infrastructure priorities, using the Tappan Zee Bridge as a backdrop. This was my second time seeing the President live, but the first doesn’t really count – it was the Democratic convention in … Continue reading Hello Mr. President