Category Archives: Feature

New Rochelle Bike Share is Here

New Rochelle’s Bike Share, the first in Westchester County, officially launched today.  100 bikes, 11 stations throughout the city.  Learn more in this press release or join our bike share program at www.bikenewrochelle.com. We actually had a soft launch back in March, just to test everything out, and already more than 400 people have signed … Continue reading New Rochelle Bike Share is Here

New Rochelle’s Emerging Skyline

Today, we celebrated the “topping off” of one new downtown project at 587 Main Street and the ground-breaking for another at the site of the the Church-Division garage.  This press release has more information. These are just two of six developments that will dramatically reshape New Rochelle’s skyline during the next few years.  With many … Continue reading New Rochelle’s Emerging Skyline

State of the City 2018

I just finished delivering my 2018 State of the City Address to an overflow audience at City Hall. My remarks confronted head-on the important and timely challenge of youth safety and enrichment, but also offered an expansive and very positive assessment of our community’s dramatic progress on economic, environmental, and social priorities.  Despite the pressing … Continue reading State of the City 2018

Bloomberg: New Ro is a “Champion City”

In a nation-wide competition featuring more than 300 applications, New Rochelle has been named one of just 35 “Champion Cities” by Bloomberg Philanthropies.  #mayorschallenge Bloomberg challenged municipalities across the country to propose innovative ideas with the potential to benefit cities everywhere.  New Rochelle’s winning concept involves the use of virtual-reality to visualize development, enhance the … Continue reading Bloomberg: New Ro is a “Champion City”

Major Announcement Kicks Downtown Development Into High Gear

Big, breaking news this week . . . RXR, part of New Rochelle’s master development team, has just announced plans to construct two new towers at the site of the Church-Division parking garage, a stone’s throw from Main Street.  At 28 stories each, these towers will contain a combined total of 650 to 700 apartments, … Continue reading Major Announcement Kicks Downtown Development Into High Gear

Read Our Op-Ed in the NY Daily News

Please read my op-ed in today’s NY Daily News.  Seth Pinsky, the Executive Vice President of RXR Realty (part of New Rochelle’s master development team) and I co-authored the piece. Our op-ed puts New Rochelle’s development goals and methods into a regional context, highlighting our ambitious planning framework as a powerful tool for strengthening the … Continue reading Read Our Op-Ed in the NY Daily News

New Ro Selects Developer for 45 Harrison

New Rochelle has chosen MacQuesten Development to redevelop 45 Harrison Street, the present location of our downtown fire station.  The selection follows the issuance of an RFP for the site in January and presentations from two capable development teams in May. MacQuesten proposes to construct a 27-story residential tower with ground floor retail/restaurant space.  Office … Continue reading New Ro Selects Developer for 45 Harrison

State of the City Video

If you missed the 2017 State of the City Address, you can now watch it online by clicking on the embedded video below: Or copy this address into your browser:  http://newrochelle.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=2&clip_id=1000 And here’s my prior post with the text of the speech.