If You Love New Rochelle, Don’t Miss This Video

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A successful promotional campaign is much more than fluff; it helps support New Rochelle’s downtown development plans, and pays dividends to all of us in the form of a better local economy, positive civic image, and stronger housing market. With that in mind, please view New Rochelle’s latest video, highlighting our community as an ideal place to live, work, and grow. And the next time you’re on the train, be sure also to check out our new promotional posters, which are popping up on Metro-North.

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Free Downtown Shuttle Launches

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Earlier today, New Rochelle was proud to launch the CircuitNR, offering free rides around our burgeoning downtown, using a fleet of three electric — and really neat-looking — shuttles.

Residents and visitors alike can request an on-demand ride anywhere in the shuttle coverage area. You can use the “Ride Circuit” App (from the App Store or Google Play) to alert a fleet driver to come pick you up. Or you can simply wave down the nearest CircuitNR driver if the vehicle has vacant seats. There’s more in this press release.

The CircuitNR augments our already robust transit and mobility options, and is a tremendous value add for our downtown. Good for business, good for the environment, fun, innovative, and supportive of New Rochelle’s ongoing growth and development.

State of the City – 2019

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Delivering the 2019 State of the City Address

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 strongest it has been in my lifetime, but it can be stronger still. Please read the whole speech by downloading the text as a PDF or by copying this address into your browser:

https://www.noambramson.org/uploads/2019/03/SOTC-2019-Final.pd

Or for a more concise — albeit less coherent — version, check out this word cloud.

Video should be posted shortly, and I will share it when available.

UPDATE: Here’s a link to the video.

State of the City on March 20th — Please Join Us

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Please join me for the annual State of the City Address on Wednesday, March 20th at City Hall.  The evening begins with a networking reception at 6:00pm, followed by the speech at 7:30pm.  The event is free and open to the public. There’s more in this flyer.  Hope to see you there!

Watch My LWV Interview

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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 share the link with friends.

The Con Ed Gas Moratorium

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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 in a press conference on this subject. My comments start at 16:05 and at 33:05. I thank County Executive George Latimer for his strong leadership on this important priority.