Love this story in the Times about a New Rochelle-based company that employs veterans returning from war to manufacture flip-flops. A great example of a business that is doing well by doing good. Proud that it’s happening here in our city. Read the full piece in the New York Times. And here’s a link to … Continue reading Doing Well by Doing Good
In my recent State of the City Address, I spoke about New Rochelle’s Ben Ferencz, the last living Nuremberg prosecutor – a truly inspiring figure with a remarkable and deeply moving life story. This past Sunday, 60 Minutes ran a full profile of Ben. Take a look.
Last week, I bought some fun snacks for the office: herbed popcorn with kale & pomegranate seasonings, dried goji berries, a package of udon noodles, a jar of spicy kimchi. So where did I pick up all my goodies? Whole Foods? Maybe some speciality market in Manhattan? Nope. The Only Mart at 518 Main Street, … Continue reading The Only Mart on Main
The roll call of states at the convention in Cleveland sounded pretty much the same as always: the usual goofy and good-natured trumpeting of regional pride in favored politicians, notable landmarks, and record-setting agricultural yields. But, of course, it was not the same as always. Not at all. Donald J. Trump is now officially the … Continue reading Donald J. Trump, Republican Nominee for President of the United States
George Schiavone has been cutting my hair since I was a little boy. Now I take my own kids to George at his barbershop in the Quaker Ridge Shopping Center. (Here are the before and after shots from our most recent visit.) This seems to be a pretty common pattern. At George’s earlier this month, … Continue reading George
Clare Effiong is a truly remarkable woman, who has devoted more than a decade to helping vulnerable and orphaned children in Rwanda through a group she founded called Esther’s Aid. Read this article about a young man named Justus – it’s just one inspiring example of Clare’s transformative work. I couldn’t be more proud that … Continue reading A Local (and Global) Hero