grow! Lincoln Park

A wonderful short video describing the community garden at Lincoln Park and its connection to the past, present, and future of the Lincoln Avenue neighborhood.  Linda Tarrant-Reid, the garden’s founder, is a dynamo, filled with positive energy, and an amazing asset for New Rochelle.


Bike Share Returns, Scooters Arrive — Fun New Micro Mobility Options for New Ro

New Scooters at Jack’s Friendship Garden

Smart, sustainable, and affordable transportation options are important to New Rochelle’s future, so I’m delighted that the City is partnering with VeoRide (Veo) to launch a new shared mobility system of e-scooters and bikes.

Veo is providing 200 e-scooters and 30 bikes at strategic locations around the City.  Riders can download the Veo app on their smartphone and scan the QR code on the equipment to unlock the bike or e-scooter.  The usage area is viewable on the app, and extends along North Avenue from New Rochelle High School to Pelham Road, including the downtown and Transit Center, as well as popular parks like Davenport, Hudson, Five Islands, Lincoln, Feeney, Stephenson, and Flowers.  The system comes at no cost to the City.  Bikes are $1 to unlock and five cents per minute.  Scooters are also $1 to unlock and 39 cents per minute.  The City will work closely with Veo to ensure a smooth roll out, with the possibility of expanding the system in the future.  This press release has more.

Take advantage of this new opportunity to explore our community, access services, enjoy our growing cultural scene, eat at one of our restaurants, shop at one of our many small businesses, or just have fun.

CircuitNR Expands Service Area

CircuitNR, New Rochelle’s free electric shuttle, is expanding its service area, enabling more residents to take advantage of a convenient, sustainable transportation option, while also providing equitable access to vaccination sites and medical care, which is especially critical to our region’s recovery from the COVID pandemic.

The service area will now extend beyond the downtown and Lincoln Avenue corridor to encompass Stop & Shop on Palmer Avenue to the east, Union and Washington Avenues & First Street to the west (including Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital), Pelham Road & Meadow Lane to the south, and the Wykagyl area to the north.  The number of vehicles in service will increase from three to six, creating additional capacity while maintaining the same level of frequency.

This press release has more information.  And here’s the CircuitNR webpage, including instructions for downloading the Circuit app.

Arbor Day 2021

Thank you to the First Graders from Ward Elementary School who helped us plant a white oak sapling at Ward Acres this afternoon, in honor of Arbor Day.  Learn how to order your own free roadside tree.  Happy Arbor Day!

Get Yer Free Money (And Help the Planet)

Save energy, lower your carbon footprint, and earn cash.  What’s not to like?  Sign up for Sustainable Westchester’s GridRewards program by searching GridRewards via the App store or Google Play, or by signing up for GridRewards by visiting  Plus, if just a few more New Rochelle residents sign up by this Friday, then our community will earn $15,000 for clean energy initiatives.  Catie and I signed up today.  Please join us.

Thank You Parks Volunteers!

A big thank you to the more than 300(!) volunteers who turned out over the weekend to give #NewRoParks a thorough spring cleaning.  An amazing show of community spirit and pride.  And thank you also the the Department of Parks & Rec and Volunteer New York for overseeing activities at 11 sites all around town.