With winter setting in, this is a good time to remind everyone about New Rochelle’s Energize program, which provides a pathway for homeowners to reduce energy bills and make homes more comfortable. If you haven’t taken advantage of this program to weatherize your home, you are really leaving money on the table. Please visit the … Continue reading Energize Your Home
New Rochelle is planning major improvements next year at Beechmont Lake, including dredging, removal of lake sediments, repairs to the forebay and outlet structure, an additional fountain, removal of dead or diseased trees, and enhanced landscaping, as well as other possible amenities. You can learn much more about the project in this presentation, and you … Continue reading Big Improvements Coming to Beechmont Lake
The latest dreadful report on climate change from the UN makes for deeply depressing reading, so this is an important moment to remind ourselves that positive, effective climate action is still possible, provided we have the will. Here’s a good local example . . . A couple of years ago, New Rochelle joined about 20 … Continue reading New Rochelle vs. Climate Change
With the help of a $35,000 grant from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New Rochelle has expanded its fleet of electric vehicles to include seven new Nissan Leafs (Leaves?). This is just one part of our ongoing commitment to sustainable practices and clean energy.
New Rochelle is encouraging homeowners to “Fall for a Tree” this autumn by offering free street trees. There’s more information here, including a quick video with options and instructions. And at this Sunday’s Street Fair on Main Street, you can pick up a free seedling at the City’s information booth, suitable for planting in your … Continue reading Fall for a Tree
This is a monumental piece of journalism from the Times Magazine. Detailing the early scientific and political struggles over climate change, it is a still-unfinished tale of collective failure, leading to now-nearly-certain-but-once-avoidable catastrophe. Read all the way through to the epilogue, which is especially (and appropriately) raw: “We also know that, without a gargantuan intervention, … Continue reading “Lives . . . mean nothing to us”
New Rochelle’s two farmers markets are set to open for the season. The Down to Earth market opens tomorrow, June 1st and continues every Friday at its new location in front of City Hall. And the downtown Grand Market on Library Green opens the next day, Saturday, June 2nd, continuing every Saturday through the fall. … Continue reading New Ro Farmers Markets Open for the Season
New Rochelle’s Bike Share, the first in Westchester County, officially launched today. 100 bikes, 11 stations throughout the city. Learn more in this press release or join our bike share program at www.bikenewrochelle.com. We actually had a soft launch back in March, just to test everything out, and already more than 400 people have signed … Continue reading New Rochelle Bike Share is Here
As part of our annual recognition of Arbor Day, New Rochelle is rolling out a new Plant-A-Tree initiative. Within your roadside easement, you can have a new street tree for free. The City will take care of planting it, and then provide basic maintenance. To get a tree, all you have to do is ask … Continue reading Plant-A-Tree (For Free)
Join your neighbors on April 22nd for a day of service to beautify New Rochelle’s waterfront parks. Activities include painting, staining, trail work, tidying the shoreline, and more. Families and groups are welcome. Click here for more information or to sign up.