Back in October, I hosted four “Neighborhood Conversations” around New Rochelle. If you weren’t able to attend, here’s a link to my presentation. (This footage is from the final meeting at New Rochelle High School.) At each of these conversations, I used an interactive application called “slido” to survey the audience and invite questions. Some … Continue reading Neighborhood Conversation Recap
Please join your neighbors for a public workshop to discuss New Rochelle’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. Our City is utilizing a $10 million State grant to establish stronger physical and economic connections between the Lincoln Avenue Corridor and our downtown. Learn more and offer your ideas from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on December 10th at the Remington … Continue reading DRI Public Workshop on December 10th
Since New Rochelle’s selection as the recipient of New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), we have been working quickly to make the most of this exciting opportunity — first by convening a Local Planning Committee to evaluate options, and now by launching a website chock-a-block with information. Visit www.newrochelledri.com to learn about the DRI … Continue reading Follow Our (DRI) Progress
Amazon will be splitting their second national headquarters between two locations: Arlington, VA and Long Island City in Queens — and that’s very good news for New Rochelle. Why? When Penn Access is completed in a few years, Metro-North’s New Haven line will pass directly through Long Island City en route to Penn Station. And … Continue reading Amazon HQ2 Announcement is Good News for New Rochelle
A Local Planning Committee (“LPC”) has been established to help New Rochelle think through how best to utilize the $10 million grant we recently won through New York’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative. The LPC is composed of local and regional leaders, as well as community, neighborhood, and business advocates. Here’s a full list of the members, … Continue reading Local Planning Committee Will Help Shape DRI Investment
New Rochelle was just awarded a $1 million grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies through the “Mayors Challenge.” We are one of only nine cities throughout the nation — out of more than 300 competitors — to win this award. Bloomberg recognized New Rochelle for our innovative use of augmented and virtual reality to help guide community … Continue reading Another Big Win for New Rochelle
For cities, successful marketing is more than fluff; it can be a valuable part of an overall strategy to attract economic development, sustain home values, and enhance our community’s image. That’s why the City has stepped up efforts to promote New Rochelle in a professional way, under the umbrella of our “Ideally Yours” brand. These … Continue reading Promoting New Rochelle – Three New Videos
If you missed the announcement of New Rochelle’s big win in the competition for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative, this video captures the excitement. The $10 million grant will help our community forge stronger economic, physical, and social links between the Lincoln Avenue corridor and our growing downtown.
If you’ve been on North Avenue lately, you can’t have missed the construction underway between Iona and City Hall. An entire block has been cleared to make way for the “Rockwell,” a new luxury apartment building with ground-floor retail. (11 of the 114 apartments will be affordable.) Today, we formally celebrated the ground-breaking. The Rockwell … Continue reading The Rockwell Breaks Ground on North Avenue
Take a look at this great blogpost from Bloomberg Philanthropies, which focuses on New Rochelle’s efforts to utilize virtual and augmented reality to enhance community involvement in planning and development. It’s always gratifying when our local initiatives receive national recognition, and it’s especially exciting to see New Rochelle highlighted as an innovator.