Another day, another ribbon-cutting, as the pace of new investment picks up, bringing energy and vitality to our growing downtown. Yesterday, we celebrated the official opening of Modera New Rochelle, a 334-unit mid-rise apartment building on Centre Avenue that is already attracting rave reviews from residents. It’s a great new addition to our city and a taste of more to come. This press release has all the details.
I was pleased this afternoon to welcome to New Rochelle the President of Dominica, Charles Savarin. Iona University and Monroe College have attracted a significant number of students from Dominica, who have, in turn, established a meaningful connection between our community and the island nation. These ties brought the President to New Rochelle in the context of a trip primarily focused on meetings at the UN and in Washington.
The annual New Rochelle Street Fair is this Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm along the streets surrounding City Hall. Come join thousands of neighbors for live performances, giant inflatables, a beer garden, food, crafts, and vendors of all kinds. See you there.
Most years, I have the pleasure and honor of emceeing Poetry Out Loud, an evening of student-written and read verse, sponsored by the New Rochelle Fund for Educational Excellence. This past spring, bad weather forced a cancellation of the scheduled in-person event, but I am still very happy to share this video of our city’s impressive young poets. Enjoy.
Governor Hochul has released a proposed Action Plan that would direct $41.2 million in federal funding to help our region recover more fully from Hurricane Ida and to mitigate the impact of future storms, with a focus on historically underserved communities. New Rochelle participated in discussions with State officials to help shape the program’s parameters and will also host a public hearing on September 8th. There’s much more detail here.