New Rochelle seeks more downtown pop with pop-ups
(as published in the WCBJ – Westchester County Business Journal)
BY DANIELLE BRODY firstname.lastname@example.org
New Rochelle city officials hope adding pop-up shops to outdoor plazas will bring more energy into downtown and create a stronger retail presence.
The city’s Department of Development recently issued a request for proposals for individuals or groups to establish, manage and operate “New Ro’s Pops” — outdoor pop-up retail facilities. City officials said it is an effort to attract more people to downtown, activate underutilized spaces and make them more of a destination, building on Mayor Noam Bramson’s goals of revitalization and economic stimulation. >>READ MORE
BID Receives $50K Grant Donation from Green Mountain “Sun Club” for Solar Energy Public Art Installation
Grant combines arts with clean energy to energize downtown
A $50,000 grant to the City of New Rochelle’s Business Improvement District from the Green Mountain Energy “Sun Club” will light the way for a unique public art display in the center of the downtown, powered entirely by the sun. Joining Mayor Noam Bramson in making the announcement were City Councilman Ivar Hyden, Development Commissioner Luiz Aragon, BID Director Ralph DiBart and Tony Napolillo, Sun Club Program Manager for Green Mountain Energy.
The outdoor art project will begin this spring and be installed in the vicinity of Library Green, the home of the BID Downtown Farmers Market, of which Green Star Energy has been a sponsor since its inception. Read More