Category Archives: Environment & Sustainability

Expanding Mobility Options (Gradually)

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)

Farmers Markets Open for Season

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

City’s Spring Newsletter

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.

State of the City – 2019

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

NYS Comes through on Gas Moratorium

We’re still learning the details, but this announcement from New York State looks like very good news for Westchester: a $250 million assistance package to help implement sustainable alternatives to natural gas and otherwise address the challenge of Con Ed’s impending gas moratorium. This issue is of particular importance to communities like New Rochelle that … Continue reading NYS Comes through on Gas Moratorium