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.

Build Back Better – New Ro

Through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), New Rochelle has been awarded nearly $37 million over two years to address the impacts of the COVID pandemic and “build back better.”  Last night, the City Administration presented a proposed plan of action for utilizing our ARPA allocation.  In addition to complying with the ARPA’s guidelines and restrictions, this plan is also designed to “(1) avoid duplication with Federal, State, and County programming; (2) achieve a whole-of-community, not just governmental, recovery; (3) prioritize one-time expenditures with sustained, long-term impact; and (4) reach for transformative opportunities that might be unattainable without the ARPA’s unique infusion of resources.”  Read the whole plan here, as well as backup documentation related to green infrastructure, social infrastructure, and economic infrastructure.  The City Council will consider this proposal in the context of our 2022 budget.

Montefiore New Rochelle Unveils Renovated Campus

Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital has unveiled an expanded and reconfigured Emergency Department, a renovated and upgraded Radiology Department, and a newly-constructed Montefiore Medical Group Health Center.  These forward-looking, state-of-the-art investments are important to all of New Rochelle, which depends on our local hospital as a provider of essential services and as a major employer.  I was pleased to participate in the ribbon-cutting, alongside colleagues who were responsible for securing $44.3 million to fund the upgrade.  More in this press release.

Iron Man

Celebrating the renovation of the second floor at the New Rochelle Public Library.  One of us is definitely overdressed for the occasion.

Family Fair at New Rochelle Public Library

The New Rochelle Public Library is holding a Family Fair this Sunday, October 3 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.  This free event – with the theme “Recharge Your Super Powers at the Library” – will feature children’s book authors, entertainment, crafts, and lots of other fun activities. Kids (and I suppose adults, too) can come in their favorite super hero costume to meet Iron Man, dance to music from DJ Smithy Boy, and learn how to create their own comics.  More in this flyer.

Mayors Push for Infrastructure Investments

President Biden with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

I am proud to stand with my fellow mayors from Yonkers, Mount Vernon, and White Plains in advocating strongly for the President’s proposed investments in physical and human infrastructure, which are vital to communities like ours all across the nation.  @MayorMikeSpano, @MayorSPH, @wpmayorroach, and I co-authored this op-ed in today’s Journal News.