Category Archives: Environment & Sustainability

Quaker Ridge Road FAQs

If you are interested in the proposed improvements to Quaker Ridge Road, I encourage you to read this list of Frequently-Asked-Questions prepared by the City’s planning staff. While these FAQs do not comprehensively address every issue associated with the project, they aim to clear up several common misconceptions and better inform a healthy community discussion. … Continue reading Quaker Ridge Road FAQs

Quaker Ridge Road Meeting Recap and Presentation

Thank you to everyone who attended last night’s community meeting on Quaker Ridge Road. If you missed the meeting and are interested in this subject, you can view the presentation of proposed improvements or read this summary about the proposal. The core components of the project, in addition to much-needed repaving, are: • intersection improvements, … Continue reading Quaker Ridge Road Meeting Recap and Presentation

Watch My LWV Interview

Please watch my half-hour interview with Tamar Tait of the League of Women Voters. We talked about New Rochelle’s history, our downtown plans, infrastructure investments, the public school system, the new State Senate majority, and much more. A good conversation about our community’s past, present, and future. If you find the conversation informative, please also … Continue reading Watch My LWV Interview

Quaker Ridge Road Meeting on 2-27

With help from a New York State grant, New Rochelle is planning to make the biggest investment in Quaker Ridge Road since the street’s initial construction decades ago. In addition to basic (and much-needed) resurfacing, the goals of the project are to: Enhance safety and efficiency at intersections; Maintain smooth traffic flow; Curb excessive speeding; … Continue reading Quaker Ridge Road Meeting on 2-27

The Con Ed Gas Moratorium

Con Ed’s unexpected announcement of a moratorium on new natural gas service poses potentially serious challenges to economic development throughout Westchester. I remain confident, however, that through collaboration with regional partners in government, common-sense flexibility from the utility, and, potentially, State assistance for alternative energy options, we can implement practical solutions. Earlier today, I participated … Continue reading The Con Ed Gas Moratorium

“Comfy” Says: Weatherize Your Home

Okay, so I already blogged about home weatherization quite recently, but this goofy/funny photo just begs to be posted. That friendly creature visiting my office is “Comfy,” the mascot of the Energize New Rochelle program, which provides financial assistance and guidance for anyone looking to improve their home’s energy efficiency. To learn more, call 914-302-7300 … Continue reading “Comfy” Says: Weatherize Your Home

Neighborhood Conversation Recap

Back in October, I hosted four “Neighborhood Conversations” around New Rochelle.  If you weren’t able to attend, here’s a link to my presentation.  (This footage is from the final meeting at New Rochelle High School.) At each of these conversations, I used an interactive application called “slido” to survey the audience and invite questions.  Some … Continue reading Neighborhood Conversation Recap

Big Improvements Coming to Beechmont Lake

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