Here’s a great opportunity to discover the edible goodies growing wild in local forests and often literally in our backyards. On August 18th at 11:45am, you can join a foraging expedition in New Rochelle’s Nature Study Woods to learn about — and taste — summer herbs like lamb’s quarters, asiatic dayflower, and garlic mustard, fruits … Continue reading Come Foraging on August 18th
We cut the ribbon this morning for New Rochelle’s uptown Farmers Market at its new location by Thomas Paine Cottage. That Down to Earth bag in my hand is filled with three kinds of pickles, two kinds of olives, tomatoes, and snap peas. Mmmm. Visit the uptown market every Friday from 9am to 2pm. And … Continue reading Pickles and Olives . . . Mmmm
Here’s an excellent article from Strong Towns, describing strategies for reducing car dependency. The issues raised in the piece are highly relevant to New Rochelle’s planning objectives, touching on everything from parking minimums in our zoning code, to “complete streets” projects on major roads, to innovative open space initiatives like the Linc. The author’s key … Continue reading Expanding Mobility Options (Gradually)
Fresh local produce, yummy prepared foods, savory pickles, delicious cheeses, crusty bread, and lots of other tasty treats. That’s right — New Rochelle’s two farmers markets are opening again for the season. The Saturday downtown market kicks off on June 1st on Library Green. And the Friday uptown market begins on June 7th — at … Continue reading Farmers Markets Open for Season
New Rochelle is once again teaming up with L.L. Bean to offer kayak instruction and guided tours of Long Island Sound. Click here to learn more and to sign up. (Scroll down to see all the options.) And from Memorial Day through June, the courses are free! I’ve done this myself with Jeremy, and it’s … Continue reading Kayak New Rochelle
Thank you to the teachers and students of the New Rochelle Children’s Center for Learning, who joined me this morning at City Hall to plant a white oak tree as part of our annual Arbor Day observance. (Okay – technically Arbor Day was last Friday, but bad weather pushed the event to today.) Trees add … Continue reading Arbor Day in New Ro
In case you missed the hard copy in your mailbox, here’s New Rochelle’s Spring newsletter, filled with updates on local initiatives, helpful tips, and information about municipal services. Thank you to the City’s Marketing & Communications team for putting the newsletter together.
I sat down with Andrew Whitman of FiOS News for an interview about the impact of Con Ed’s gas moratorium. Fortunately, most developers are either meeting the terms of the moratorium or finding alternative heating options, but this is still a challenge for our growing downtown. Watch the whole interview for more.
If you missed it, here’s video of my 2019 State of the City Address. I previously posted a transcript of the speech.
I just finished delivering my 2019 State of the City Address to an overflow audience at City Hall. My remarks highlighted our community’s significant and exciting progress on a range of economic, environmental, and social priorities, while also acknowledging persistent challenges that require our continued attention and focus. The State of our City is the … Continue reading State of the City – 2019