Here’s something neat. Business Insider just published a list of the most exciting suburbs in America, and New Rochelle made the list at number 43. The rankings are based on nightlife, restaurants, and several other factors. Here’s the full article from Business Insider and a shorter summary from citybizlist.
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
Before visiting Bartaco in Port Chester, I’d never had a duck taco. Having now consumed three of them during lunch with the boys over the weekend, I am ready to make duck tacos a major part of my diet. Perfect balance of sweet, salty, tangy and spicy, all freshened up with a sprinkling of … Continue reading Food Blog: Bartaco in Port Chester
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
For those of us too old to spend a snow day sledding, the winter weather isn’t much fun. (And for cities, of course, snow clean-up is a big job.) But this last storm sure was pretty.
Energy efficiency can save a lot of money, but financing property improvements is sometimes a challenge. It’s especially hard to make the math work if you’re thinking of selling your property in the short or medium term, because you may end up paying for an economic benefit that will be enjoyed by the subsequent owner. … Continue reading Energize NY Coming to New Rochelle
Every year, the City of New Rochelle spends about $250,000 to collect piles of leaves and then another $160,000 to dispose of those leaves. Despite our best efforts, we do only a fair to middling job of it – depending on conditions each season, leaves might remain on the road well into the winter, obstructing … Continue reading To Mulch or Not to Mulch
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
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
I’ll deliver my 2014 State of the City Address on the evening of Thursday, March 20th. Details to follow. If you’re interested in attending, please mark your calendar.