Cutting the ribbon at a new business is one of the nicest parts of my job — I get to welcome entrepreneurs to our community and thank them for their confidence in New Rochelle. It’s a quintessential mayoral duty, almost a cliche, and sometimes I feel like I should wear a top hat and sash … Continue reading Hour to Exit
Owen went to a NYCFC game with friends over the weekend and — judging from his expression on the Yankee Stadium jumbo-tron — he had a terrific time!
Here are five things I love about New Rochelle, posted on the #IAMNEWRO blog. I had a tough time picking just five! (Spoiler alert: snow in April isn’t one of them.)
I had a heated, profanity-laced conversation with a Con Ed executive last night. Probably not my finest hour, but at least my yelling and screaming channeled the frustration that so many residents are feeling at the moment. The specific topic of last night’s outburst was the utility’s failure to clear fallen power lines from a … Continue reading Fiasco
I am thankful for: A happy, healthy, and loving family that accepts and (cheerfully) makes fun of my many flaws. Friends and colleagues whom I respect and admire, and who, through their examples, challenge me to do better and be better. The opportunity to serve a community I care about deeply and to advance values … Continue reading I Am Thankful For . . .
Just back from a family vacation and catching up on a zillion emails, but couldn’t resist posting this photo. My first fishing experience. Much harder and more intense than expected, but worth it: this 35-pound striped bass was delicious!
For a century, the West End has been the center of immigrant life in New Rochelle — first German, then Italian, now primarily Mexican and Latin American — so it’s not surprising that you can find some terrific food. When it comes to decor, however, most of the restaurants in the area are pretty modest … Continue reading Food Blog: La Casona
Jeremy and I took the day off yesterday and decided to walk the entire (almost) length of Broadway in Manhattan. We started at around 200th Street by Fort Tryon Park and — about 12 miles later — finished up along the Canyon of Heroes at Bowling Green. A really interesting way to see the City. … Continue reading Broadway Adventure
Catie and I spent Saturday hiking in Minnewaska State Park with a couple of good friends. Aside from enjoying the pretty trails and beautiful vistas (and wild blueberries,) we had a couple of really remarkable wildlife encounters, at least from our city slicker perspective. First, rattlesnakes! One was coiled up at the edge of our … Continue reading In the Wilds of New York