Category Archives: New Rochelle

Another Downtown Groundbreaking: V Hotel to Open in 2018

A new boutique hotel is coming to downtown New Rochelle.  We celebrated the groundbreaking for the V Hotel this morning, marking the commencement of construction.  The hotel is expected to open for business by the end of 2018. Located at 43 Church Street, about a block south of Main Street, the V Hotel will feature … Continue reading Another Downtown Groundbreaking: V Hotel to Open in 2018

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

Keeping Track of Infrastructure Investments

Last December, the New Rochelle City Council approved a ten-year $150 million investment in capital and infrastructure priorities, the largest in our history. Now you can keep track of our progress on this web-page, which lists the status of individual projects.  As you will see, many initiatives are still in design, but physical improvements will … Continue reading Keeping Track of Infrastructure Investments

Carbon Tax Forum on July 19th

Talk to economists about the most efficient way to promote clean, green energy, and they will almost universally recommend some form of carbon tax, which prices the negative externalities of greenhouse gas emissions into the marketplace. To encourage community conversation about carbon taxes, Sustainable Westchester has organized a series of informational forums, including one in … Continue reading Carbon Tax Forum on July 19th

Never a Better Time to Purchase an Electric Car

If you’ve ever thought about buying an electric car, now is the time to act.  Through New Rochelle’s membership in Sustainable Westchester, we are able to offer all New Rochelle residents a special $10,000 discount on the all-electric Nissan Leaf. Combined with state and Federal tax credits, the total discount comes to over $19,000! To … Continue reading Never a Better Time to Purchase an Electric Car

Attention Street Fair Vendors

Attention craftspeople, food vendors, not-for-profits, artists, and retailers: applications are still being accepted for participation in the New Rochelle Street Fair, with discounts for early bird sign-ups before June 30th. The Street Fair is a terrific event, attracting thousands of people from all over the region.  This year’s Fair is scheduled for September 10th. There’s … Continue reading Attention Street Fair Vendors