New Rochelle From Above

Photo Credit: Matt Fasciano

Pretty amazing view of New Rochelle (and Westchester) looking northwest from an outbound LaGuardia flight.  Davids Island and our growing downtown are prominent in the foreground.  You can easily make out the twin lakes at New Rochelle High School, and then the Cuomo Bridge and the Hudson River in the distance.  Love this stuff.

New Rochelle, The Restaurant

Love this.  Here’s the menu from a restaurant in La Rochelle, France called “New Rochelle.”  The 325 is a reference to the 325th anniversary of our founding.  Well rated on Trip Advisor.  Attention French chefs: “La Rochelle” would be a good name for a restaurant here.

Ride the Virtual Train

What the heck is this?  I’m not entirely sure.  Sort of an augmented reality version of an Amtrak ride from New Rochelle to Penn Station, with real buildings and landscape blended with digital additions and place-holders.  Not sure what purpose this serves.  A video game, I guess?  But I’m finding it kinda mesmerizing.


I’d Like to Solve the Puzzle: N E _ R _ _ _ E L L E

New Rochelle’s Marc Hartzman on Wheel . . . of . . . Fortune!

OK, so I admit that I am not a faithful viewer of Wheel of Fortune, but I will try to tune in this Friday, September 27th at 7:30pm (on ABC – Channel 7) when New Rochelle’s own Marc Hartzman spins the wheel. Good luck, Marc!

Rainbow Over New Rochelle

Best. Rainbow. Ever.

This is a real, unaltered photo taken yesterday afternoon behind New Rochelle City Hall by my colleague Prince Guerra. Best. Rainbow. Ever.

Why Can’t My Kids Cook Like This?

New Rochelle’s own Arielle and Alfie Wayner on Chopped.

Three cheers for the Wayner kids, Arielle and Alfie, who are competing in a special siblings episode of Food Network’s Chopped. There’s more about this impressive New Rochelle family in this article from Westchester Magazine. Full disclosure: their mom Ayanna is our former Deputy Commissioner of Development, so I’ve also got a sorta professional reason to root for the Wayners. Now, why can’t my kids cook like this?