As announced in my recent State of the City Address, New Rochelle is teaming up with our master developer, RXR, to offer one lucky artist a full year of free rent at 360 Huguenot, the new downtown tower that’s just nearing completion. To apply, interested artists must submit a 30-second-or-less video detailing why New Rochelle … Continue reading Artists: Win a Year of Free Rent in New Rochelle
The New Rochelle High School PTSA is inviting students, parents and caregivers to Family University next Wednesday, March 27th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This event is part of an ongoing effort to educate and inform middle and high school students, as well as parents and caregivers, on important mental health and social media issues affecting … Continue reading Family University on Wednesday, March 27
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
Please take a second to vote for New Rochelle. Our city is in the Sweet-16 of a nationwide “Strongest Town” competition, hosted by Strong Towns. This contest highlights communities across the USA that are pursuing sustainable and resilient strategies for economic revitalization and redevelopment. This round, we are competing with Sheboygan, Wisconsin. It’s an honor … Continue reading Vote for New Rochelle
Glad to celebrate an early St. Patrick’s Day last Friday evening at the Irish Benevolent Society on Division Street. It was especially fun to preview the craft-brewed beers and ciders that will soon be available right next door, when the Diner Brew Co. opens its tasting room. Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all!
A tense afternoon in New Rochelle, as a man threatened to jump to I-95 from the bridge at North Avenue, forcing the closure of Thruway traffic for two hours. Law enforcement converged on the scene, and, fortunately, the New Rochelle Police were able to talk him down. I am proud of the good work of … Continue reading NRPD Defuses Crisis
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
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
The College of New Rochelle (CNR) has been a valued part of our community for more than a century, and so news of the College’s impending closure hits all of us hard, especially the students, faculty members, and employees affected most directly. Since the College’s financial challenges were first announced several years ago, I have … Continue reading College of New Rochelle to Close
Had a great time last week visiting Ms. Ritacco’s second grade class at Trinity Elementary School. As part of Read Across America, Trinity was celebrating the birth of Dr. Seuss. We read The Butter Battle Book, an allegory for the arms race. Love the Cat in the Hat headgear!