Category Archives: New Rochelle

Artists: Win a Year of Free Rent in New Rochelle

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

Family University on Wednesday, March 27

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

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

Vote for New Rochelle

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

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

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

Reading Seuss at Trinity

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!