In case you missed the hard copy in your mailbox, here’s New Rochelle’s Spring newsletter, filled with updates on local initiatives, helpful tips, and information about municipal services. Thank you to the City’s Marketing & Communications team for putting the newsletter together.
I sat down with Andrew Whitman of FiOS News for an interview about the impact of Con Ed’s gas moratorium. Fortunately, most developers are either meeting the terms of the moratorium or finding alternative heating options, but this is still a challenge for our growing downtown. Watch the whole interview for more.
Check out this story from WCBS-TV, New York’s Channel 2, about New Rochelle’s free-rent competition for artists and about our overall efforts to encourage creative expression. We want New Rochelle’s downtown to be both economically and culturally vibrant.
If you missed it, here’s video of my 2019 State of the City Address. I previously posted a transcript of the speech.
Please vote for New Rochelle (again.) Last week, I asked you to vote for New Rochelle in the Sweet-16 round of the “Strongest Town” competition, when we faced off against Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Well, guess what? New Rochelle won! So thank you for participating. Now, we’re on to the next round — the Elite-8 — so … Continue reading Vote for New Rochelle (Again!)
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
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
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