Disaster Relief Deadline Approaching

The last day to apply for federal disaster assistance due to Hurricane Ida is December 6. To help with last minute applications or answer questions, FEMA and SBA representatives will be at the New Rochelle City Hall Annex on Beaufort Place today from 10:00am to 6:00pm.  If you were impacted by Hurricane Ida, don’t miss your opportunity to obtain relief.

Win Rewards By Encouraging Friends to Get Vaccinated

New Rochelle is launching a “Vaccine Referral Rewards” program that encourages residents to refer their family, friends, neighbors, coworkers and others in their personal network to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Referrers win a $100 Visa gift card for every 3 people that they refer who successfully complete their vaccinations. Funding is courtesy of our master developers at RXR Realty.

Encouragement from a friend, colleague, or neighbor can be far more persuasive than official public communication. Through this program, we can enlist and reward trusted messengers throughout our community to promote public health, save lives, and achieve a full recovery from the COVID pandemic.

There’s more information in this press release.   Please spread the word!

Heavy Rain Forecast for Tonight and Tomorrow

I’ve just sent the following message citywide.  Please use caution during the storm and stay safe.

Good afternoon. This is the City of New Rochelle with a storm alert.

Para espanol, oprima numero uno. 

Heavy rain is forecast for our area, beginning this evening, then intensifying early tomorrow morning and continuing through tomorrow afternoon, with the possibility of flash floods.

We urge residents to avoid unnecessary travel and use caution, particularly during tomorrow’s rush hour, when the storm may be especially intense.

The City has already cleared culverts and catch basins in flood prone areas and will continue monitoring conditions. Additional bulletins will follow, if warranted.

Meanwhile, some of us are still recovering from the remains of Hurricane Ida. If you have not applied for FEMA disaster assistance, the deadline is Monday December 6. The City webpage www.newrochelleny.com/idarecovery has more information.

And for the latest on the current storm, visit newrochelleny.com/stormupdates.

This has been Mayor Noam Bramson.  Thank you for listening, and stay safe. 

Montefiore New Rochelle Unveils Renovated Campus

Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital has unveiled an expanded and reconfigured Emergency Department, a renovated and upgraded Radiology Department, and a newly-constructed Montefiore Medical Group Health Center.  These forward-looking, state-of-the-art investments are important to all of New Rochelle, which depends on our local hospital as a provider of essential services and as a major employer.  I was pleased to participate in the ribbon-cutting, alongside colleagues who were responsible for securing $44.3 million to fund the upgrade.  More in this press release.

Gun Buyback in New Ro

The New Rochelle Police Department is partnering with Attorney General Letitia James, District Attorney Mimi Rocah, and County Executive George Latimer to sponsor a gun buyback at Bethesda Baptist Church this Friday.  Details in this flyer.

Gun violence is a public health emergency that claims the lives of tens of thousands of Americans each and every year.  That is why New Rochelle is supporting this important initiative — one part of a broader strategy to make our families and communities safer.

Storm Recovery Update for September 10

Here’s the latest storm recovery update from the City.  Please note that pickup of construction and demolition debris requires an appointment, which must be made no later than Monday at 4:30pm.  More information in the message below.

This is the City of New Rochelle with a storm recovery update for Friday, September 10.

Para espanol, oprima numero uno. 

Please listen closely to the following information concerning construction and demolition debris, such as building materials, drywall, and lumber.

Construction and demolition debris will be picked up by DPW only by appointment, and you must contact DPW no later than Monday at 4:30pm to make an appointment. To register for debris pickup call 914-235-4654 or complete the online form at newrochelleny.com/debrisappointment. Debris will then be picked up on a rolling basis, as resources permit.

Construction and demolition debris is not ordinarily collected by the City. We are making an exception purely for storm-related damages and only on a temporary basis. If an appointment is not made by Monday at 4:30pm, then the collection of construction and demolition debris will revert to a private responsibility, as usual.

For other waste, DPW will continue operating on extended hours through the weekend. Please leave paper recycling at the curb until it’s collected. And, if you were not impacted by flooding, please, if possible, refrain from putting out standard household and kitchen waste this week. Finally, we are extending our summer collection hours through next week, so please have material to the curb by 6:00am.

Comprehensive and updated resources and links, including federal disaster aid and information from prior messages, can be found at newrochelleny.com/idarecovery.

This will be the last of our daily calls related to storm recovery, but the City will, of course, provide additional bulletins as needed whenever there is significant new information, and you can always check the City’s social media accounts for the latest.

This has been Mayor Noam Bramson. Thank you for listening.