Category Archives: Feature

State of the City – 2019

I just finished delivering my 2019 State of the City Address to an overflow audience at City Hall. My remarks highlighted our community’s significant and exciting progress on a range of economic, environmental, and social priorities, while also acknowledging persistent challenges that require our continued attention and focus.  The State of our City is the … Continue reading State of the City – 2019

Watch My LWV Interview

Please watch my half-hour interview with Tamar Tait of the League of Women Voters. We talked about New Rochelle’s history, our downtown plans, infrastructure investments, the public school system, the new State Senate majority, and much more. A good conversation about our community’s past, present, and future. If you find the conversation informative, please also … Continue reading Watch My LWV Interview

The Con Ed Gas Moratorium

Con Ed’s unexpected announcement of a moratorium on new natural gas service poses potentially serious challenges to economic development throughout Westchester. I remain confident, however, that through collaboration with regional partners in government, common-sense flexibility from the utility, and, potentially, State assistance for alternative energy options, we can implement practical solutions. Earlier today, I participated … Continue reading The Con Ed Gas Moratorium

Another Big Win for New Rochelle

New Rochelle was just awarded a $1 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies through the “Mayors Challenge.”  We are one of only nine cities throughout the nation — out of more than 300 competitors — to win this award. Bloomberg recognized New Rochelle for our innovative use of augmented and virtual reality to help guide community … Continue reading Another Big Win for New Rochelle

A Big, Big Win for New Rochelle

Big, exciting news.  New Rochelle has won a $10 million State grant through New York’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI.)  This afternoon, State officials visited the Remington Boys and Girls Club to make the announcement. This highly-competitive program chooses only one winner per year from the entire mid-Hudson Valley, a huge multi-county region with dozens of … Continue reading A Big, Big Win for New Rochelle

Hotel Proposed for Cedar Street

A new hotel, with a design reminiscent of cutting-edge buildings along the High Line, has been proposed for Cedar Street, adjacent to I-95 (at the site of the former Don Conqui and Got Soul restaurants.)  225 rooms, together with dining and other amenities, in an ultra-modern tower rising above a rehabbed historic structure at the … Continue reading Hotel Proposed for Cedar Street

New Rochelle Bike Share is Here

New Rochelle’s Bike Share, the first in Westchester County, officially launched today.  100 bikes, 11 stations throughout the city.  Learn more in this press release or join our bike share program at www.bikenewrochelle.com. We actually had a soft launch back in March, just to test everything out, and already more than 400 people have signed … Continue reading New Rochelle Bike Share is Here

New Rochelle’s Emerging Skyline

Today, we celebrated the “topping off” of one new downtown project at 587 Main Street and the ground-breaking for another at the site of the the Church-Division garage.  This press release has more information. These are just two of six developments that will dramatically reshape New Rochelle’s skyline during the next few years.  With many … Continue reading New Rochelle’s Emerging Skyline