New Rochelle Fosters Innovation and Creativity

Touring the space above the train station

New Rochelle is partnering with business accelerator Accel7 and with the arts not-for-profit VAEA to open two new cohort spaces for aspiring artists and entrepreneurs, one on the second floor of our historic Train Station building and the other at New Roc City.

This exciting initiative illustrates New Rochelle’s strong commitment to innovation and creativity, as well as our determination to emerge from the COVID crisis with a dynamic, growing economy.

Learn much more about the program and about how to apply for residency in this press release.





Great Deals at Local Businesses

Although New Rochelle has made enormous progress since the spring, when our community was a COVID hotspot, businesses here and throughout the region continue to face enormous challenges.  That’s why efforts like New Rochelle United are so valuable.  This private initiative highlights deals and discounts here in our city, giving consumers valuable information about how to save money while shopping local.  Take a look.


Hometown Heroes

This morning, I was proud to join local veteran leaders to celebrate the installation of 27 “Hometown Heroes” banners, placed on Huguenot and Main Streets around Faneuil Park in the city’s East End. The banners help remind all of us of the profound impact veterans have had on our community and of our lasting debt to those who have served.  I am especially grateful to Lupita Mendoza of the Veterans Advisory Committee and to American Legion Post 8 for spearheading this moving tribute.



City Establishes Police Review Committee – Public Invited to Apply to Join

Like many communities across the nation, New Rochelle is taking a comprehensive look at Police practices.  Public involvement is a vital part of this process, so we are convening a citizens committee to review local Police procedures and recommend potential changes and improvements.  Applications to join the committee are welcomed,

Applications will be accepted through July 31, the Committee will be selected in early August, and a report with recommendations is due in early October.

There’s more information in this press release, including a background report prepared by the NRPD.  You can apply online at


Rainbow on Lecount

Photo credit: Bob Roach

No truth to the rumor that a pot of gold is hidden at the 14 Lecount construction site, but this sure is a nice look at our rising downtown.