Mikey Dubb’s celebrated its grand opening this week, bringing deliciousness to New Rochelle in the form of frozen custard and italian ices. According to founder Michael Weissman (aka Mikey Dubb), frozen custard has less fat content than traditional ice cream, but its dense structure and the inclusion of egg yolk gives the custard a special … Continue reading Food Blog: Mikey Dubb’s Frozen Custard
New Rochelle’s ambitious and innovative downtown development plan is receiving attention all across the country. The National League of Cities recently invited me to submit a guest post for their online publication CitiesSpeak. You can read it here. A Suburban Model for Successful Downtown Growth
Come celebrate the “National Night Out” with games, kids’ activities, food, demonstrations, and more tomorrow (Tuesday) evening from 5:30pm to 8:30pm at New Rochelle Police Headquarters, 475 North Avenue. Earlier in the afternoon, you can arrange a boat ride with the NRPD’s Harbor Unit. The “National Night Out” helps build strong relationships between Police Departments … Continue reading National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7th
Recently named the “Best New Pizzeria” in the county by Westchester Magazine, Pizzeria La Rosa is getting a lot of attention — and deserves every bit of it. With fresh herbs, tomatoes, and veggies pulled straight from an on-site garden, La Rosa produces some of the brightest flavors I’ve ever had in a humble pie. … Continue reading Food Blog: Pizzeria La Rosa
This is a monumental piece of journalism from the Times Magazine. Detailing the early scientific and political struggles over climate change, it is a still-unfinished tale of collective failure, leading to now-nearly-certain-but-once-avoidable catastrophe. Read all the way through to the epilogue, which is especially (and appropriately) raw: “We also know that, without a gargantuan intervention, … Continue reading “Lives . . . mean nothing to us”
I was very glad to welcome Senator Chuck Schumer back to New Rochelle this morning. The Senator was in town to advocate for Metro-North safety improvements. Confidence in our rail systems is of vital importance to all commuters and of special significance to cities like New Rochelle that depend on safe and efficient mass transit. … Continue reading Schumer Touts Rail Safety in New Ro
If you missed New Rochelle’s Fourth of July fireworks (or even if you were there), watch this video. So great. I love this city.
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
Yesterday, I was very happy to welcome several new members of the New Rochelle Fire Department, including two with impressive family legacies of service: Ricardo Ramos, Jr., who joins his father on the NRFD, and Ted Cordaro, one of six(!) New Rochelle Fire Fighters in his family, spanning three generations. Here’s more background. Congratulations and … Continue reading All in the Family
Cheer on New Rochelle’s own Nick Triscari tonight when he competes on the Food Network’s hit show “Chopped.” Nick is the owner of the Wooden Spoon on Division Street (and also a New Rochelle firefighter.) Here’s more from the Journal News. Good luck, Nick!