Category Archives: New Rochelle

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

New Rochelle Brew?

The New Rochelle City Council is considering legislation that would permit the production of craft beverages, such as beer, cider, and wine, within certain downtown zones.  To quote a supporting memo from our Department of Development: “Breweries and related uses have now proliferated with a flexible business model, including space for on-site retail sales, consumption, … Continue reading New Rochelle Brew?

New Ro in Strong Financial Shape

New Rochelle’s just-released independent financial audit shows the City in the strongest fiscal condition since the Great Recession.  During 2016, our revenues exceeded projections by about $3m, while our expenses came in under budget by about $6.5m.  We ended the year with an unassigned fund balance (essentially our savings account and rainy day fund) of … Continue reading New Ro in Strong Financial Shape

City and School District Share Services to Save Money

Our City government and School District may be independent entities, but we serve the same community and the same taxpayers, so we should seize every opportunity to work together, reduce duplication, and save money. That’s the idea behind a new shared services agreement through which the City has assumed refuse and recycling pickup responsibilities at … Continue reading City and School District Share Services to Save Money

Millennia Breaks Ground

New Rochelle’s ambitious downtown development plan took another big step forward yesterday, with the ground-breaking of the Millennia, a new $30 million, 110-unit apartment building on Burling Lane, just a stone’s throw from North Avenue and our Transit Center. Together with a new public plaza and sculpture (which are already completed,) the Millennia will produce … Continue reading Millennia Breaks Ground

An Incomprehensible Tragedy

This has been an exceptionally difficult week for New Rochelle.  Yesterday morning, representatives from our Police Department shared information concerning the tragic death of Gabrielle White, a seven-year-old student at Ward Elementary School.  During the press conference, I made the following statement: “Our entire community mourns this tragic event and is united in offering thoughts … Continue reading An Incomprehensible Tragedy