Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

Paine to Pain Gets Star Treatment in Trail Runner

About 15 years ago, a New Rochelle resident named Eric Turkewitz approached me with a great idea.  Eric pointed out that, with just a few modest connections, we could link together several of the region’s parks and open spaces to form a much larger trail network.  Eric’s idea led to the formation of an inter-municipal … Continue reading Paine to Pain Gets Star Treatment in Trail Runner

State of the City – Unprecedented Opportunity for Downtown Progress

I just finished delivering my annual State of the City address to a packed house at the Davenport Club. My remarks follow below. You can also download the speech as a pdf. I focused this year on New Rochelle’s unprecedented opportunity to develop and invigorate our downtown – a challenge linked to every other civic priority. I hope … Continue reading State of the City – Unprecedented Opportunity for Downtown Progress

Fight the Invasion!

Many of our region’s parks are overrun with invasive vines.  While the vines can have a certain jungle-like charm, they are truly awful for the long-term health and ecology of native species.  Unfortunately, getting rid of them is a bear (figuratively, of course) that takes lots of labor. That’s where you come in.  Volunteers are … Continue reading Fight the Invasion!

Lincoln & Feeney Park Master Plans Unveiled

This week, our Parks & Rec team unveiled new master plans for Feeney Park and Lincoln Park.  Developed over several months with lots of public input, the master plans include a wide range of improvements — from new lighting, to repaired walkways, to expanded community garden plots, to additional trees. Good plans are very valuable, … Continue reading Lincoln & Feeney Park Master Plans Unveiled

Paine to Pain Half-Marathon & Youth Mile This Sunday

Each year, the Paine-to-Pain half-marathon attracts hundreds of runners to our city.  And with good reason – it’s a terrific race, covering the outer loop of the Colonial Greenway, with trails winding through parks, woods, and historic neighborhoods. The starting gun for the seventh annual Paine-to-Pain is this Sunday, September 21st at 9:00am, by Thomas … Continue reading Paine to Pain Half-Marathon & Youth Mile This Sunday

WFAN All-Stars Coming to New Ro on Wednesday

Attention sports fans!  Don’t miss the annual WFAN All-Stars Celebrity Softball Game this coming Wednesday, August 13th — warmup at 5:30pm, first pitch at 6:00pm — at Flowers Park on Fifth Avenue here in New Rochelle. For the third year in a row, Craig Carton, the top-rated WFAN morning host, will bring his all-stars to … Continue reading WFAN All-Stars Coming to New Ro on Wednesday

Summer Concerts (Plus a Food Truck) in New Rochelle

The City and the New Rochelle Council on the Arts (NRCA) are teaming up again to present the Summer Sounds concert series at Hudson Park – Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm.   Here’s the full schedule.  Every performance is free, so bring a blanket, chair, or picnic basket and enjoy a terrific evening.  For more information … Continue reading Summer Concerts (Plus a Food Truck) in New Rochelle