Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

10 Minute Walk to a Park

Everyone understands the enormous value of parks and open spaces, and that’s why it’s important to make sure everyone has meaningful access to parks and open spaces. So I was pleased to join the Trust for Public Land, the National Recreation and Park Association, and the Urban Land Institute in a nationwide campaign to bring … Continue reading 10 Minute Walk to a Park

Solar Sculpture Dedicated at Library Green

New Rochelle recognizes the value of public art in shaping a culturally vibrant and attractive city center, so, over the weekend, I was pleased to help dedicate a new sculpture at Ruby Dee Park on Library Green.  It’s called “Twilight of Dawn.” Designed by the nationally-known artist R. M. Fischer, the sculpture was previously sited … Continue reading Solar Sculpture Dedicated at Library Green

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

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

Beechmont Lake Gets State Grant

Natural resources like Beechmont Lake are essential to our environment, quality of life, and property values — and also help with flood mitigation — but the Lake’s condition has deteriorated over the years, and restoring its ecological health requires dredging, which is an expensive proposition. So we were very happy to report some good news … Continue reading Beechmont Lake Gets State Grant