Category Archives: New Rochelle

Lowey Secures Additional Funds for Davids Island

The exceptionally high cost of environmental remediation on Davids Island has been among the principal obstacles to development. Last year, Congresswoman Nita Lowey secured $1.5 million for clean-up expenses. In just the past few weeks, Rep. Lowey followed up with an additional $4 million. Although several years (at least) of work and discussion remain before … Continue reading Lowey Secures Additional Funds for Davids Island

Construction Begins on Bluegill Apartments

A housing boom is underway downtown. In addition to the already completed Avalon, Summit, and Davenport Lofts developments, Bluegill Realty is now proceeding with its plans to construct market rate apartments directly on Main Street. The former Lillian Vernon building has been demolished to make way for the new 90-unit tudor-style structure, which will also … Continue reading Construction Begins on Bluegill Apartments

Downtown Events

Since its founding, New Rochelle’s Business Improvement District (BID) has made enormous contributions to the vitality of our downtown. Following is a list of upcoming events and activities sponsored by the BID. I hope that some will interest you or your family. Spring Sidewalk SalesMay 12 to 15, 9:00am to 8:00pmThroughout Central Business DistrictMore than … Continue reading Downtown Events

Volunteer Opportunities: Keep New Rochelle Beautiful

The City of New Rochelle is joining 14,000 other communities in sponsoring Keep America Beautiful clean up projects. Each provides an easy, family-friendly way to spend a few hours beautifying our city. Dates and meeting locations follow. For more information or to sign up, please call Omar Small, Assistant to the City Manager, at 914-654-2142. … Continue reading Volunteer Opportunities: Keep New Rochelle Beautiful

City Explores “Pay-As-You-Throw” Refuse Collection

Last year, the City Council reluctantly adopted a $165 per household refuse fee. Because it was the only realistic means of closing a multi-million dollar budget deficit, the fee was a budgetary necessity. Unfortunately, it was also regressive and unrelated to individual service usage ­ in other words, lousy public policy. I am pleased, therefore, … Continue reading City Explores “Pay-As-You-Throw” Refuse Collection