Catie and I are making the switch this year from printed holiday cards to an e-card. A lot less paper, so a little more green, but the same sincere good wishes from our whole family. May the season bring you joy and may 2019 be a year of peace, health and happiness.
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
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
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’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
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
I just finished delivering my 2018 State of the City Address to an overflow audience at City Hall. My remarks confronted head-on the important and timely challenge of youth safety and enrichment, but also offered an expansive and very positive assessment of our community’s dramatic progress on economic, environmental, and social priorities. Despite the pressing … Continue reading State of the City 2018
In a nation-wide competition featuring more than 300 applications, New Rochelle has been named one of just 35 “Champion Cities” by Bloomberg Philanthropies. #mayorschallenge Bloomberg challenged municipalities across the country to propose innovative ideas with the potential to benefit cities everywhere. New Rochelle’s winning concept involves the use of virtual-reality to visualize development, enhance the … Continue reading Bloomberg: New Ro is a “Champion City”
Please join me on Thursday, March 1st at City Hall for the annual State of the City Address. The evening begins with a networking reception at 6:00pm, followed by the speech at 7:30pm. It’s free and open to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. There’s more in this flyer. Hope to see … Continue reading Reminder: State of the City on March 1st
I recently sat down with Ina Aronow of the League of Women Voters for a half-hour interview. We discussed New Rochelle’s form of government, the challenges of local leadership in the age of Trump, the new opportunities available to cities, and the big issue . . . beard or no beard. Please watch.