Category Archives: New Rochelle

Housing Authority Unveils Dramatic Plans for Hartley Complex

Affordable housing remains an urgent priority in New Rochelle and throughout Westchester, but the approach to providing affordable housing has changed dramatically in recent years. When the Hartley Houses apartments at Horton and Brook Streets were constructed decades ago, they reflected the prevailing wisdom of the time: high rise buildings sent in empty plazas. Since … Continue reading Housing Authority Unveils Dramatic Plans for Hartley Complex

Model Block Program Aims to Rehabilitate Historic Buildings

While new construction is important to the health and future of our downtown, New Rochelle must also do more to invest in our historic architectural assets. Main Street has many wonderful buildings which have suffered from poor maintenance or misguided façade treatment over the years. The Business Improvement District has developed an ambitious plan to … Continue reading Model Block Program Aims to Rehabilitate Historic Buildings

New Rochelle Train Station Slated for Improvements

The New Rochelle train station is an important gateway to our community and one of the most heavily-used public institutions in the city. With completion of the new Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) now slated for April, the City is taking additional steps to upgrade the appearance of and services available at the station. Last night, … Continue reading New Rochelle Train Station Slated for Improvements

Happy News

Dear Friends, This month’s update begins with some happy personal news. First, Catie and I became parents on December 23rd. Our baby boy, Jeremy Morris Bramson, weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces. He has a sweet, calm disposition, enjoys being bounced up and down, and has a remarkably penetrating gaze for someone whose range … Continue reading Happy News

New Restaurant on Main Street – La Herradura, Mexican Pizza Restaurant

(Review by Kathy Gilwit, Courtesy of New Rochelle City Soundings) Think "Mexican pizza" and what comes to mind? Glorified tacos? Bogus Italian fare? "Hot, spicy and peppery," as my family answered? Not so, on all accounts. La Herradura Mexican Pizza Restaurant, on Main Street according to owner Benjamin Meza, is the only restaurant in Westchester … Continue reading New Restaurant on Main Street – La Herradura, Mexican Pizza Restaurant