Category Archives: Planning & Development

A Big, Big Win for New Rochelle

Big, exciting news.  New Rochelle has won a $10 million State grant through New York’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI.)  This afternoon, State officials visited the Remington Boys and Girls Club to make the announcement. This highly-competitive program chooses only one winner per year from the entire mid-Hudson Valley, a huge multi-county region with dozens of … Continue reading A Big, Big Win for New Rochelle

New Rochelle is “Stacked!”

This week, New Rochelle officially celebrated the installation of fifteen NRNY sculptures, designed by talented artists as part of our public art series called “Stacked!” The seven-foot-tall sculptures, each unique, bring visual flair and creative energy to our downtown, and are part of our ongoing effort to marry economic development with cultural vitality. You can … Continue reading New Rochelle is “Stacked!”

Hotel Proposed for Cedar Street

A new hotel, with a design reminiscent of cutting-edge buildings along the High Line, has been proposed for Cedar Street, adjacent to I-95 (at the site of the former Don Conqui and Got Soul restaurants.)  225 rooms, together with dining and other amenities, in an ultra-modern tower rising above a rehabbed historic structure at the … Continue reading Hotel Proposed for Cedar Street

Sculptures from World Famous Artists Unveiled in New Ro

Today, world-renowned 3D pop artist Charles Fazzino and his daughter Heather Fazzino unveiled two original sculptures on a plaza in downtown New Rochelle (at Huguenot and North.)   Combining creative vision with the City’s NRNY logo, the 100-lb, seven-foot-tall pop-art pieces are great examples of New Rochelle’s cultural vitality and a boost for our ambitious … Continue reading Sculptures from World Famous Artists Unveiled in New Ro

New Rochelle is READI

R.E.A.D.I. stands for Respect, Enthusiasm, Articulate, Dependable, and Initiative — qualities that every employer seeks when making hiring decisions and that are vital to every youngster planning a career. It’s also the name of a program that New Rochelle is proud to support, alongside the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board, My Brother’s Keeper, the Westchester Children’s … Continue reading New Rochelle is READI

Advocating for Small Cities

A single small city rarely has the political weight to influence national policy, but when small cities and towns join together around a common agenda, we have a fighting chance to make a difference.  That’s why I was pleased to join the First & Main coalition, which includes more than 100 mayors across the country.  … Continue reading Advocating for Small Cities

Take This Cool Survey

Please take this quick survey. Here’s the background.  Back in February, New Rochelle was designated a “Champion City” by Bloomberg Philanthropies.  Bloomberg loved our exciting proposal to use virtual and augmented reality to enhance urban planning and empower residents to take a more active role in shaping our future.  This was a huge accomplishment — … Continue reading Take This Cool Survey

New Ro Receives Big Grant for Pedestrian Improvements

New Rochelle’s ongoing efforts to improve safety and walkability received a big shot in the arm this week with the announcement of a $2.5m State grant to upgrade pedestrian features at a few dozen intersections.  You can see a full list of locations, as well as additional background, in this press release. Thank you and … Continue reading New Ro Receives Big Grant for Pedestrian Improvements