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 … Continue reading If You Love New Rochelle, Don’t Miss This Video
Today, I am proud to join more than 50 mayors from across the nation in endorsing @PeteButtigieg for President of the United States. We made our announcement in an op-ed in USA Today. #PeteForAmerica Mayor Pete is a generational talent, who will bring to the Presidency a perspective, skill set, and temperament that are ideally … Continue reading Mayors for Pete
Glad to be with my friends @wpmayorroach and @mayormikespano for a real estate forum yesterday morning on downtown development, sponsored by Houlihan-Lawrence. This is an exciting time for the cities of Westchester, and it’s always useful for municipal leaders to learn from each other’s experiences. Here’s coverage of the forum from News 12.
Here are five words I never expected to write: “I agree with President Trump.” The President honored Mariano Rivera today at the White House with the Presidential Medal of Freedom — an entirely fitting tribute to a remarkable man with a deep connection to our community. Skip to 14:00 in the video for a mention … Continue reading I Agree With President Trump! (At Least This Once)
Today’s MTA announcement of a $54 billion capital plan is important news for transit-riders throughout the metro area, and is especially significant for New Rochelle, because it funds Penn Access, which will link the New Haven line to Penn Station. The rail line splits here in New Rochelle, so when Penn Access is completed, New … Continue reading MTA Capital Plan is Good News for New Rochelle
New Rochelle’s ambitious downtown development plan will bring thousands of new residents to our city, all of whom are potential customers for current businesses and magnets for future businesses. In fact, improving the local business climate is one the chief goals of our downtown plan, and it’s the idea behind the City’s new Discount Card, … Continue reading Downtown Growth = More Customers
Thank you to State Senators Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Shelley Mayer, County Executive George Latimer, and Dr. DaMia Harris-Madden, the Executive Director of the County Youth Bureau, for delivering a $225,000 grant to Westchester’s cities to bolster youth services. We all have a stake in helping young people make good choices and achieve physical, social, and … Continue reading Westchester Cities Receive Youth Services Grant
This was the kind of weekend that made me grateful to live in New Rochelle, with terrific events that brought me to every corner of town and that showcase our city’s diversity: • A backpack giveaway at the Mascaro Boys and Girls Club in the West End. Hundreds of kids and their families, dozens of … Continue reading A Very New Rochelle Weekend
With thousands of new residents expected to settle in New Rochelle’s burgeoning downtown, it’s important to preserve our socio-economic diversity and ensure that housing opportunities are available at multiple price points. That’s why the City’s development framework requires at least 10% of new apartments to be offered at below-market rents, with incentives for broader and … Continue reading Housing Opportunities in New Rochelle
I was sold on Mayor Pete months ago, and have only grown more impressed as his campaign has rolled out a series of thoughtful and detailed plans. The latest is Pete’s Climate Action Strategy, a serious, comprehensive, and realistic approach to the most urgent challenge of our times. Take a look at the full plan.