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May 16, 2017
Come to NoMa Social in the downtown New Rochelle Radisson for the free Thursday salsa lesson
Come to NoMa Social in the downtown New Rochelle Radisson for the free Thursday salsa lesson, then stay and dance with salseros of all levels, but heed this friendly warning: You may find yourself hooked.

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April 18, 2017
At R Café, Many A Customer’s Cup of Tea is, Well, Tea
Guava ginger tea is a newcomer at R Café & Tea shop, that impossibly cozy French-themed spot on Huguenot Street, but it’s already the champion of teas and herbal infusions. That’s the word from John Reverol, who opened the shop at 302 Huguenot Street in April 2011. In addition to coffees, cappuccino and something called a “dirty chai latte,” Mr. Reverol offers 19 types of tea – and they are gaining popularity. None other so much as the guava ginger, which Reverol introduced just last fall. “We go through pounds of the guava ginger every month,” Mr. Reverol said.

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February 1, 2017
The Only Mart - Grand Opening
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January 24, 2017
New Library Book Store
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January 24, 2017
Jumping into the New Year at Skyzone Trampoline Park.
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January 24, 2017
The Return of the Bricks and Mortar Bookstore to Downtown New Rochelle!
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January 16, 2017
Westchester’s Only Daytime New Year’s event for Kids, Raises Thousands for Westchester Children’s Museum
For the 7th year in a row New Roc City hosted a spectacular family event on New Year’s Eve day for Westchester parents and kids. More than 1500 enthusiastic kids and parents were on hand to witness the exciting noon-time drop of 3000 colorful and festive balloons which descended from nets attached to the railings of the atrium.

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August 16, 2016
Sculpture Installation at New Rochelle Library Kicks Off Outdoor Art Program
Sculpture Installation at New Rochelle Library Kicks Off Outdoor Art Program Hammered Aluminum Sculpture “X-Ray” by Robert Lobe Stands at Renovated Entrance New Art Works Will Engage Viewers in Newest Program From New Rochelle Downtown BID With Successful Public Arts Consultant

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August 12, 2016
Downtown New Rochelle’s Arts at 5 Anderson Expands Saturday With Works From Roof to Basement
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August 5, 2016
Barnes & Noble to Open Bookstore in New Rochelle
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July 30, 2016
Call for Art!
Hi all, I am curating a show with the BID. The art must be received next week, Wednesday, August 3, 3-7pm. I know it is short notice. I am looking for art that expresses your feelings about the forthcoming redevelopment. Images in any medium are acceptable. Work submitted need not be representational of New Rochelle but must relate to the theme in some manner.

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July 25, 2016
Beneath Our Feet on and the Surface of Things
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July 21, 2016
New Rochelle Artists’ Events Saturday: Open Studio at Arts at 5 Anderson, Cooking Performance at Grand Market
Downtown New Rochelle’s summer Resident Artists will hold their July Open Studio event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23, at Arts at 5 Anderson, where visitors will help create a clay-slab construction of their community. At the same time, the artists’ program will present a cultural cooking performance at the nearby Grand Market. The events are part of the joint arts initiative of the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District and Residency Unlimited.

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July 8, 2016
Visiting Artists Will Stage Shows, Installations, Events in Downtown New Rochelle Throughout Summer
Visiting Artists Will Stage Shows, Installations, Events in Downtown New Rochelle Throughout Summer. Exploring Sights, Sounds, Social Interactions in Contemporary Art Projects. A Joint Initiative by Downtown BID and Residency Unlimited.

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June 15, 2016
Usher in Summer with Westchester Yoga Arts “Solstice on the Green”
Usher in Summer with Westchester Yoga Arts “Solstice on the Green”. To benefit the creation of a yoga program at the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle Registration begins at 2:30 at the Library Green entrance on the corner of Lawton and Huguenot. Yoga instruction continues from 3:30 to 5:00. Sponsor village is open from 2:30 to 6. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

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June 1, 2016
Catskills’ Bounty Brings Eco-Friendly Aspect to New Rochelle Grand Market
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April 20, 2016
Two-Way Traffic Coming Back to Main and Huguenot
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January 6, 2016
New Roc City Rings in the New Year at Noon
Over 1,200 revelers gathered in the atrium of New Roc City for the 6th Annual Ring in the New Year at Noon on Thursday, December 31st for a Times Square-simulated atmosphere complete with fun-filled family activities and an indoor balloon release at the stroke of noon. This year the end-of-the-year celebration also raised funds for Westchester Children's Museum.

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December 3, 2015
NY Times Restaurant Review - The Wooden Spoon
Another New Rochelle Downtown BID Restuarant received a great review from the NY Times.

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November 13, 2015
6th Annual “Ring in the New Year at Noon” at New Roc City
Westchester’s Only Daytime New Year’s event for Kids Includes Balloon Drop, Giveaways, Activities, and ‘Meet & Greet’ with NY Ranger Alum Brian Mullen

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June 11, 2015
Usher in Summer with Westchester Yoga Arts
Westchester Yoga Arts, in conjunction with New Rochelle Downtown BID and the New Rochelle Department of Parks and Recreation, will usher in summer and welcome International Day of Yoga with a special yoga event at Ruby Dee Park at Library Green (New Rochelle, 1 Library Green, between Huguenot & Lawton), on Saturday, June 20.

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June 3, 2015
NRCA “Arts Encounter” Revelations Celebration
There’ll be dancing in the streets – or at least on Library Green – this Saturday, June 6th as the New Rochelle Council on the Arts presents a very special “Arts Encounter”, a free one-hour “Revelations Celebration” dance class featuring former Alvin Ailey principle dancer Donna Wood Sanders teaching excerpts from Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece “Revelations.” The pop-up dance class is part of NRCA’s year-long series of “Arts Encounters,” created to celebrate the group’s 40th anniversary by bringing the arts to people as they go about their every day routines. “The idea is to remind everybody how the arts enrich our daily lives with a series of unexpected pop up performances in public spaces all around New Rochelle,” explains NRCA President Theresa Kump Leghorn. For more information about NRCA visit www.newrochellearts.org or follow NRCA on Twitter @NewRochelleArts.

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April 29, 2015
New Rochelle Mayor on News 4 New York
The Honorable Noam Bramson, mayor of the city of New Rochelle, NY joins Gus Rosendale to talk about New Rochelle and its economic development.

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April 29, 2015
New Ad Campaign Features Local Businessmen on Metro North Alvin Clayton Among the Four “Real Rothmans” Men
Restaurateur Alvin Clayton is one of four men being featured in the new “Real Rothmans” ad campaign, starting May 1st. Rothmans Co-President Ken Giddon says his inspiration was “guys I know who have been shopping at Rothmans for a long time and happen to look good in our clothes.” Top on that list was Clayton, formerly a professional model. Also featured in the ads are Scarsdale residents Mike Wilson of Wilson & Sons Jewelers and Mike Gerla, a partner with The Atlantic Group, as well as IT specialist Brian Chez of Larchmont

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April 23, 2015
New Rochelle seeks more downtown pop with pop-ups
New Rochelle city officials hope adding pop-up shops to outdoor plazas will bring more energy into downtown and create a stronger retail presence.

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April 22, 2015
The New Rochelle BID Downtown Farmers Market Opens Saturday, May 30 with New Events and Programs and of course, Food, Food, Food!
New Rochelle, NY, April 22, 2015 – The New Rochelle Downtown BID Farmers Market will kick off its third year on Saturday, May 30 at 9 a.m. Join us and Mayor Noam Bramson and downtown Councilman Ivar Hyden for the opening ceremony at 10:00 a.m. The Market runs every Saturday from May 30th through October 31st from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine on Library Green. Located next to the New Rochelle Public Library on Huguenot Street between Memorial Highway and Lawton Street, the market features more than 25 weekly and guest vendors.

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March 20, 2015
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.

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March 19, 2015
New Rochelle's Alvin & Friends Home To Southern Staples
Downtown New Rochelle's restaurant Alvin & Friends has recently been featured on Restaurant Hunter FIOS TV and WLNY’s Toni Senecal on her show Toni On! Watch the clips below. Stop by Alvin & Friends for Southern-style soul food with Caribbean influences. 14 Memorial Hwy, New Rochelle, NY 10801 Phone: (914) 654-6549

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January 21, 2015
BID Restaurant A Place 2 Go Dining Review in the New York Times
A Place 2 Go, a Caribbean-focused restaurant in downtown New Rochelle, features live music on Friday nights. Read their New York Times Dining Review.

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December 9, 2014
5th Annual Ring in the New Year at Noon at New Roc City
“Ring in the New Year at Noon” will be held in New Roc City’s atrium on Wednesday, Dec. 31st at 10:30 with a climatic countdown to a 3,000 plus balloon release when the clock strikes noon.

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October 7, 2014
Master Developer Announced
The City of New Rochelle announced today the selection of RDRXR as master developer for the largest and most significant economic development initiative in the city’s history. In its new capacity, RDRXR will work with the city and its residents to finalize the creation of a consensus-driven, mixed-use, transit-oriented proposal based on a preliminary blueprint outlined by RDRXR that spans multiple sites and would dramatically re-shape New Rochelle’s downtown, while also spurring economic growth and job creation for the entire region.

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September 16, 2014
Dine Downtown Fall 2014
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July 17, 2014
Mahlstedt Gallery is Exclusive Representative of Award-winning artist
Mahlstedt Gallery is pleased to announce the exclusive representation of the award-winning artist Maurice Sapiro, whose works have been exhibited in various exhibitions throughout NYC and the northeast region.

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May 29, 2014
New Rochelle BID Farmer's Market Returns
Saturday, May 31st at 9 a.m. marks the opening of the New Rochelle’s Downtown Farmers Market. The market will be held every Saturday from May 31 through November 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Library Green next to the New Rochelle Public Library on Huguenot Street between Memorial Highway and Lawton Street.

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May 13, 2014
Gallery Art Walk
New Rochelle’s downtown galleries are hosting a Downtown Gallery Art Walk on Saturday, May 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Ralph DiBart, Executive Director of the BID stated: “Spring is finally here and what better way to celebrate than a stroll downtown viewing public art, visiting art galleries and dining at one of our fine Dine Downtown restaurants. Everything is within walking distance of each other. Park your car and conveniently enjoy downtown, the arts and great food.”

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February 18, 2014
"Surface Tension" Opening Reception at The Mahlstedt Gallery
"Surface Tension" Opening Reception Friday February 21, from 6-9 PM Exhibition spans February 21 - March 21, 2014 Mahlstedt Gallery, 415 Huguenot Street New Rochelle, Westchester, NY, 10801 Contact RSVPdiana@jam415.com p: 914-246-0526

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January 21, 2014
Art Walk
Five of downtown New Rochelle’s six galleries are hosting a Downtown Gallery Art Walk for the public on Saturday, January 25th and Sunday, January 26th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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December 12, 2013
Holiday Toy Drive
This Saturday, December 14th, volunteers will be collecting new toys at The Poet’s Corner, 570 Main Street, from 12 noon to 5 pm.

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November 13, 2013
ISSC Alliance Program:Understanding What Retailers Want
The New Rochelle BID and the City of New Rochelle Department of Planning and Development will join the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) this Friday for a discussion with developers and retail professionals exploring how the partnership between the public and private sector can help create thriving shopping districts.

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November 1, 2013
BID Family Day: Diwali, Celebration of Light
The first day of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, will be celebrated with magical sounds, movement and traditions.

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November 1, 2013
BID Family Day: Day of the Dead Exhibit
Day of the Dead Exhibit created by local artists, with a 10’ high “Tree of Life” and ofrenda (altar), over-sized papier mâché figures, and traditional symbols of the Day of the Dead, as celebrated in Mexico.

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October 29, 2013
Downtown New Rochelle Gets a Winter Farmers Market
The winter market will be open the following Saturdays: November 2nd, December 7th, January 4th, February 1st, March 1st, April 5th and May 3rd.

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September 28, 2013
Streets Converted to Two Way
Lawton Street Becomes Two-Way Beginning October 2 Change increases traffic flow in Downtown; Church Street between Main Street and Clinton Place also converted.

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September 9, 2013
The 98th Annual Open Juried Show by The New Rochelle Art Association
The 98th Annual Open Juried Show will take place at The Lumen Winter Gallery at The New Rochelle Public Library, Sept. 21 – Oct. 26, 2013. The awards reception will take place on Saturday, September 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. to correspond with the city-wide celebration ArtsFest.

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August 15, 2013
Barbara Davis talks about New Rochelle History with the NYT
City Historian Barbara Davis was quoted in a New York Times story about the silent film era. You may not know it but New Rochelle is rich with history related to the silent film era.

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July 25, 2013
Monroe Homecoming Carnival

June 26, 2013
2013 Music on the Green
Get on those dancing shoes, bring the picnic blanket, and settle in for great music – with cool breezes - on Library Green!

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June 22, 2013
Open Artist Studios
Downtown New Rochelle studio artists and art galleries open their doors to the public Saturday, June 29th from Noon to 6 PM as part of the BID’s Downtown Open Artist Studio event, a continuation of the festivities at the BID’s Grand Market

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June 19, 2013
New Rochelle Art Association Raw Show
What does raw mean to you? Uncooked? In its natural state? Pure or unadulterated? Find out what the artists of the New Rochelle Art Association think as they present works that may be a little rougher and edgier than usual.

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June 13, 2013
Grand Market Adds Vendors
The New Rochelle Downtown Grand Market opened Saturday, June 1 to hundreds of visitors and to more than two dozen vendors. The festive neighborhood food market features local farm-fresh fruit and produce, fish, meats, cheeses, baked goods and many other specialty foods. The success of the market’s grand opening has attracted several new vendors that will be available at the June 15th market.

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May 30, 2013
New Rochelle Grand Market Launch
Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m. marks the opening of the New Rochelle Downtown Grand Market. The festive neighborhood market features more than 25 weekly and guest vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods and other specialty foods. The market showcases artisanal products and crafts and a weekly featured downtown restaurant as part of the BID’s Dine Downtown al fresco market dining court.

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May 30, 2013
Alvin & Friends at the Grand Market
Alvin & Friends will be the first restaurant featured at the New Rochelle Grand Market, which opens this Saturday, June 1st at 9 am on Library Green in downtown New Rochelle. The popular restaurant, which recently moved to 14 Memorial Highway, will be selling Pulled Pork Sliders and Catfish Sliders (two for $5) and Mango Iced Tea and Lemonade ($3) as well as Alvin Clayton’s Spice Mix ($5) and Hot Sauce ($5).

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May 1, 2013
New Rochelle Notables
On April 27th, a number of New Rochelle luminaries were celebrated in a day-long event, “New Rochelle Notables Day”, which included the induction of nine individuals into the New Rochelle Walk of Fame

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April 15, 2013
One-Year Anniversary Party of NoMa Social
Now, NoMa Social is celebrating their one-year anniversary! On Saturday April 20th, 2013 NoMa Social is throwing a spectacular party to celebrate all of their success over the past year. Mob Wives, Drita and Carla, will be in attendance and hosting the 1 year anniversary party as well as music provided by 92.3 FM’s DJ Yonny.

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April 8, 2013
Alvin & Friends Moves to New Location
Alvin & Friends is taking its relaxed, urban, upscale ambience to a larger space that offers enhanced bar seating for casual dining and a stylish main dining room as well as a separate dining room for private parties, corporate meetings and special events.

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March 10, 2013
Barbara Davis Video
Barbara Davis speaks on video for LouHud.com. New Rochelle historian Barbara Davis says the diverse city is really "spirited" with its residents having a lot of spunk. Video by Mike Nelson

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March 8, 2013
NRPL Kicks Off Ossie Davis "Name a Seat" Fundraiser
The New Rochelle Public Library Foundation is offering supporters a number of ways, at every donor level, to be a part of the Ossie Davis Theater, the Library’s newly renovated performance space that houses hundreds of community, cultural and arts events each year.

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February 26, 2013
Sing It! The Metropolitan Opera comes to Regal New Roc
Now through May, residents may enjoy live high-definition performances of The Metropolitan Opera, including Richard Wagner’s final masterpiece, “Parsifal;” Guiesspe Verdi’s “Rigoletto;” George Friderick Handel’s “Giulio Cesare;” and Riccardo Zandonai’s “Francesca da Rimini.”

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February 9, 2013
New Rochelle farmers market plans expansion
This June, the Downtown Business Improvement District plans a weekly event each Saturday, with many more vendors and tables run by local restaurants, combined with live music, cooking classes, activities for children and other attractions.

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January 27, 2013
Three Favorite Spots in Downtown New Rochelle
A focus on three of Downtown New Rochelle's favorite spots.

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January 7, 2013
1,500 Revelers Ring in the New Year at Noon at New Roc City
Nearly 1,500 revelers gathered in the atrium of New Roc City for the third annual Ring in the New Year at Noon on Monday, December 31. With Master of Ceremonies Jimmy Fink of 107.1 The Peak, New Roc City hosted the end-of-the-year celebration in a Times-Square simulated atmosphere complete with fun-filled family activities and an indoor balloon release at the stroke of noon.

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December 13, 2012
3rd Annual Ring in the New Year at Noon at New Roc City
New Roc City will be hosting its Third Annual Ring in the New Year at Noon celebration on Monday, December 31 from 10:30a.m. – 12:30p.m. New Roc City, located at 33 Le Count Place in downtown New Rochelle, will be celebrating the entrance into 2013 with Jimmy Fink of the Peak 107.1 at a festive morning event designed to provide families with a Times Square-simulated atmosphere.

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September 11, 2012
BID Downtown Open Artist Studios & National Circus Project
To introduce the public to the Artist Spaces Program the BID is hosting a BID Downtown Open Artist Studios event in conjunction with the New Rochelle Arts Council ArtsFest. As part of this arts celebration, BID Family Days will showcase the circus arts by hosting the National Circus Project with circus performers on the streets downtown entertaining children of all ages.

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September 6, 2012
Transit Center Entrance Closes 9/10/12
Due to the ongoing North Avenue Construction Project, motor vehicle traffic will be prohibited from entering the Transit Center Garage and Train Station from North Avenue beginning Monday, September 10, 2012. It is anticipated that this access prohibition will last for 1 month

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September 5, 2012
Downtown Parking Getting Smart Improvements
The City is working on a number of parking improvements in the heart of our downtown following recommendations from a City/BID sponsored report that was prepared earlier this year. The goal is to make parking downtown increasingly convenient and attractive for customers, residents and business employees.

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July 11, 2012
Downtown Historic Preservation gets new BID stimulus
The New Rochelle Business Improvement Program recently won a coveted $500,000 grant from the New York State Main Street Program which will allow the BID’s award-winning Façade Improvement Program and the restoration of historically significant buildings to continue in the downtown.

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July 11, 2012
Three new boutique businesses open Downtown!
If you want unique hand crafted jewelry, stylish vintage clothing, or modern furniture, come to Downtown New Rochelle

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July 10, 2012
BID Music on the Green
Summer is here and so is the BID’s popular free Music on the Green concert series!

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June 23, 2012
BID / Library Kick Off Event is a Huge Success!
Over 350 children signed-up for the New Rochelle Public Library’s Summer Reading Program at the June 23rd BID Family Day Kick-off Party held on Library Green.

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June 19, 2012
Music on the Green 2012
Three Free Concerts Under the Stars Library Green • 7:00 – 8:30 pm

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February 12, 2012
Family Day Valentine's Workshop
More than 100 children attened the BID Family Day Valentine's Workshop.

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February 2, 2012
Downtown Owners Do Well by Doing Good!
Downtown New Rochelle business and property owners participating in the New Rochelle BID Energy Savings Program with Con Edison are collectively saving more than $100,000 annually on their electric bills.

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January 13, 2012
"Looking Up" Westchester Business Journal
The Westchester County Business Journal looks at Ralph DiBart and how he is directing efforts to revitalize downtown New Rochelle.

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January 12, 2012
2012 Ring in the New Year at Noon
New Rochelle, NY (January 11, 2012) – Nearly 1,200 revelers gathered in the atrium of New Roc City to Ring in the New Year at Noon on Saturday, December 31. Emceed by Jimmy Fink of 107.1 The Peak, New Roc City hosted the end-of-the-year celebration in a Times-Square simulated atmosphere complete with fun-filled family activities and an indoor balloon release at the stroke of noon. “Ring in the New Year at Noon” was held in association with CB Richard Ellis, the New Rochelle Business Improvement District and their BID Family Day event series.

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December 13, 2011
BID Awarded $500k
The New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID) and the City of New Rochelle announced today the receipt of a $500,000 New York State Main Street Grant

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November 14, 2011
Walk of Fame
The New Rochelle Walk of Fame, 25 distinctive interpretive stations, commemorating nationally notable individuals* with distinct ties to New Rochelle and their contributions to America has been installed Downtown.

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July 29, 2011
Salsa Dance Party Draws Hundreds
The finale to the 2011 BID Music on the Green, the festive dance party – with the fabulous music of Grupo Latin Vibe - was enjoyed by over 500 participants.

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June 3, 2011
2011 Farmer's Market Opens
The New Rochelle Farmers market opened for its 3rd season of delicious locally-grown food and vibrant locally-based atmosphere on Friday, June 17, 2011, at the Library Green, Huguenot Street and Lawton Street.

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May 28, 2011
Yoga on the Green
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May 20, 2011
Downtown Artist Space Program
The New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID)announced the second phase of its a successful “BID Downtown Artist Spaces Program” helping property owners develop vacant upper floor space to rent to artists and arts businesses seeking to lease affordable studios

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April 9, 2011
Southern and Caribbean, Focused on the Seasonal
Review from the New York Times April 9, 2011 YOU may not enter Alvin & Friends as one of the pals of the owner, Alvin Clayton, but by the time you leave, you’re likely to feel that you’ve become one.

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April 6, 2011
New Rochelle Science Cafes Featured
The popular Science Cafes held in New Rochelle caught the eye of the Downtown Reasearch & Development Center. New Rochelle is featured in the April 2011 issue.

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April 3, 2011
Mini-Renaissance Faire Re Cap
The BID Family mini-Renaissance Fair was enjoyed by over 550 people of all ages on Sunday, April 3.

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April 1, 2011
Downtown Business Support Program
The New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID) is bringing a comprehensive array of technical support, business loans, marketing opportunities, and energy conservation incentives to downtown businesses and restaurants.

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March 6, 2011
TriviaTryst Invites Trivia Fans to New Weekly Event at The Gnarly Vine in New Rochelle
NYC-based TriviaTryst is excited to announce that its upcoming premiere event at The Gnarly Vine in New Rochelle on Tuesday, March 8th at 7pm will be the first opportunity in Westchester to experience a popular brand of free live entertainment that redefines the pub quiz experience.

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February 24, 2011
IB Cohen In Westchester Magazine
I.B. Cohen Clothing store was featured on page 63 in Westchester Magazine's February Issue. The Article , "Classic Fixtures", focused on Westchester Downtown busineses that have stood the test of time.

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February 3, 2011
Downtown fix-ups recall past
The Journal News ran a story about the BID Facade Program and how it continues to transform the New Rochelle Downtown.

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January 28, 2011
Nutcracker a New Rochelle Holiday Highlight
For the first time, Ballet Atlantic’s annual family favorite, the Nutcracker Ballet  was performed downtown this holiday season at 306 Huguenot Street, thanks to the generosity of downtown property owners Gary Garafola and Susan Friedman and help from the new Rochelle BID. This is Ballet Atlantic’s 36th year producing the Nutcracker based on the story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman with music by Tchaikovsky.

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January 7, 2011
New Roc City Rings in the New Year at Noon
End-of-the-year New Year celebration bursts with fun-filled activities for entire family. Nearly 1,000 revelers gathered in the atrium of New Roc City to Ring in the New Year at Noon on Friday, December 31. Emceed by Jimmy Fink of 107.1 The Peak, New Roc City hosted the end-of-the-year celebration in a Times-Square simulated atmosphere complete with fun-filled family activities and an indoor balloon release at the stroke of noon. “Ring in the New Year at Noon” was held in association with CB Richard Ellis, the New Rochelle Business Improvement District and their BID Family Day event series.

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January 2, 2011
Brickyard Bistro on CBS 2 News
See Brickyard Bistro owner Maha discussing her restaurant with host Tony Tantillo on his CBS 2 News show "Dining Deal".

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December 27, 2010
BID Windows on Art: Maria Foladori Weiss
Along with new downtown apartments have come many accomplished new residents. The BID is happy to celebrate the work of Argentine-American Maria Foladori Weiss, a gifted painter and photographer born in Buenos Aries, who with her husband, planner and public arts manger Glenn Weiss, now lives and works on Main Street in downtown New Rochelle. With the work of Maria Foladori Weiss, the BID is inaugurating a new Artist Spaces Program, BID Windows on Art, at 249 North Avenue.

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December 16, 2010
Ring in the New Year at Noon at New Roc City
New Roc City will be hosting it’s First Annual ”Ring in the New Year at Noon” celebration on Friday, December 31 from 10:30a.m. – Noon. New Roc City, located at 33 Le Count Place in downtown New Rochelle, will be celebrating the entrance into 2011 at the first-ever celebration designed to provide families with a Times Square-simulated atmosphere.

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December 3, 2010
New Roc City Kicks Off Family-Friendly Holiday Season
New Roc City, the 450,000-square-foot entertainment and retail destination in downtown New Rochelle, recently kicked-off the 2010 holiday season at the 47th Annual Valenti New Rochelle Thanksgiving Day Parade. New Roc City’s line-up of fun-filled December family events were prominently displayed on its festive Thanksgiving Day holiday float.

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November 4, 2010
Nutcracker Audition

October 25, 2010
BID Spearheads energy savings program
BID spearheads energy savings program to reduce the cost of running restaurants, stores

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October 23, 2010
New Program offers businesses incentives to conserve energy
As seen in The Westchester County Business Journal: Consign It On Main takes advantage of engergy saving upgrades.

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September 18, 2010
Dalton Ghetti makes a point
2010 Arts Fest exhibitor, Dalton Ghetti , is widely known as "the pencil guy" for the hundreds of intricately carved, microscopically detailed sculptures he has crafted entirely out of the tips of used pencils.

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September 4, 2010
MediaArts
MediaArts Centre founder Steve Brock, has been teaching technology for 20 years. He has taught both youth and adult programs in all facets of digital media. His diverse clientele range from school age students to corporate employees for Apple computer. In fact, his impressive space is filled with state of the art Apple Computers.

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August 23, 2010
BID Downtown Energy & Loan Program
New Rochelle BID Announces NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority), and Con Edison join the New Rochelle Business Improvement District in an innovative program for downtown restaurants and retail businesses.

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July 30, 2010
Pantonic Steel Orchestra Performs Fabulous Finale
Hundreds of music lovers of all ages soaked up the exuberant sounds of the Pantonic Steel Orchestra at the July 29th concert of BID Music on the Green.

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June 28, 2010
NRPL Summer Reading Kick Off
Hundreds of New Rochelle children dove into Summer reading at the BID family kick-off event

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May 3, 2010
In New Rochelle, loft space lifts young but growing artists community
The huge windows, the bright space and the warmth sold Lara Ivanovic on the second-floor studio at 81 Centre Ave. So she packed up her tools and set up shop in the downtown building...

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February 19, 2010
A Growing Commuter City
Nicknamed the Queen City on the Sound, New Rochelle is a small Westchester city with a mix of suburban and downtown living. One of New York City’s bedroom communities, the city of 72,967 has long been identified as a commuter town. Whether by car or train, young professionals find travel a cinch with both I-95 and Metro-North Railroad running directly through downtown.

February 19, 2010
Mardi Gras Concert at New Rochelle Library
Brother Joscephus and the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra, a 12-piece group that blends New Orleans party music, soul, and secular gospel will perform a free Mardi Gras celebration concert at the New Rochelle Public Library on Sunday, February 21, at 3:00 pm. The New York City-based musicians, decked out in their finest whites (accented with the appropriate gold, purple and green of Mardi Gras), include a three-piece horn section (the Shepherds of the Wind), the gospel choir (the Voices of Reason), and a rhythm section (the Guardians of the Groove), “laying it down” for vocalist Brother Joscephus, who sings about “the pain, joy and wisdom that is in his heart.”

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January 1, 2010
Buy & Fly Contest
The New Rochelle BID BUY & FLY contest offered two pair of FREE American Airline Tickets to downtown shoppers.

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December 21, 2009
New Rochelle takes artful approach
Downtown Peekskill has been long-established as an artist’s community. Now, the man who got the ball rolling on that is doing it again in New Rochelle.

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December 20, 2009
Shopping downtown for the holidays
As the holiday season approaches, the economic recession looms large. Even though shoppers want to get something special for that special someone, prices often times make it impossible. The New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID) has a solution: low priced gifts from local artists.

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December 11, 2009
New Rochelle BID Gallery 542 hosts city's first annual "Holiday Arts and Crafts Market"
For another two weekends this month, on Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 12, 13 and 19, 20, New Rochelle's Bid Gallery 542 will be holding that city's "First Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Market" at the gallery located at 542 Main Street, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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November 1, 2009
New Rochelle house tour turns urbane
Two showcased apartments in revived downtown New Rochelle are open to visitors

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November 1, 2009
Artist/Violinist and the New Rochelle BID Hold Art Exhibition & Sale to Benefit Westchester Philharmonic
Artist and Violinist David Tobey and the City of New Rochelle NY Downtown Business Improvement District have joined together to create an exhibition and sale of Tobey's work to support the Westchester Philharmonic orchestra.

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October 27, 2009
New Rochelle BID organizes Decorator Showcase
New Rochelle BID organizes Decorator Showcase to highlight downtown stores

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October 27, 2009
New Rochelle BID organizes decorator showcase to highlight downtown stores
In case you missed the annual New Rochelle house tour Sunday, the two fully decorated apartments that were part of the Sound Shore Medical Center-sponsored tour will be open for free public viewing until Dec. 4. Apartments 23K and 24A in the new 40-story Avalon on the Sound East take center stage as part of the Downtown Showcase, organized by the New Rochelle Business Improvement District.

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October 21, 2009
Annual New Rochelle house tour features 2 showcase apartments
For a change of pace - and to draw attention to New Rochelle's fancy-pants new downtown - this year "Accent on New Rochelle," the annual house tour sponsored by Sound Shore Medical Center, will feature two showcase apartments in the new 40-story Avalon on the Sound East.

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October 13, 2009
"BID Family Saturdays" Launch the Fall Season
Close to 300 children and their parents and grandparents joined in the fun at the fourth annual “BID Family Saturdays” Kick-off Party on Saturday, October 3, 2009.

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October 9, 2009
BID Downtown Showcase premieres on Oct. 25th at Sound Shore House Tour
The BID Downtown Showcase opens to the public starting with ticket holders to the House Tour on October 25th when the apartments are featured in the 12th Annual Accent on New Rochelle House Tour to benefit the Solomon Katz Breast Center at Sound Shore Medical Center.

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September 23, 2009
BID Fall Downtown Sidewalk Sale offers great bargains and foods
Want to have your photo taken with President Obama? Want to be remembered as standing between the President and Michelle? Then come to the New Rochelle BID Fall Downtown Sidewalk Sale, Wednesday, Sept. 23 through Saturday, Sept. 26.

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September 14, 2009
Downtown Makes Urban Magic and Brings Crowds to Main Street
More than 250 people attended the opening of a new art show, "Urban Magic", featuring the work of three New Rochelle artists, Ace Lemelle-Thomas, Joy Malone and Jesse Sanchez, Saturday, September 12th at BID Gallery 542

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September 2, 2009
Downtown Makes Urban Magic
New Art Show Opens on September 12th, 2009. Following the success of the BID’s first art gallery show and downtown Art Walk a new art show, “Urban Magic”, featuring the work of three New Rochelle artists Ace Lemelle-Thomas, Joy Malone and Jesse Sanchez, will open on Saturday, September 12th at BID Gallery 542 with a public reception from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. After the reception the gallery will remain open to the public on Saturdays from Noon to 5:00 PM through November 3rd.

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September 1, 2009
President and Michelle Obama to appear at New Rochelle BID Sidewalk Sale
Want to have your photo taken with President Obama? Want to be remembered as standing between the President and Michelle? Then come to the New Rochelle BID Sidewalk Sale, Wednesday September 23rd through Saturday, September 26th. Fancy Photo at 514 Main Street, one of more than thirty stores and restaurants at this year’s BID Spring Sidewalk Sale will be selling photo packages of you with the President and/or Michele Obama. The life size cutouts are being provided by the BID.

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August 17, 2009
Movie, artwalk attracts residents downtown
People from around the city gathered on Library Green for a screening of Steven Spielberg’s hit 1982 movie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.

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July 31, 2009
The Arts Take Hold In Downtown New Rochelle
New Rochelle’s emerging downtown arts district is being introduced to the public on Thursday, August 6th from 4:00 to 9:00 PM during the New Rochelle BID’s first Downtown ArtWalk. Ralph DiBart, Executive Director of the BID stated, “Downtown New Rochelle is becoming an attractive center for artists, dance studios, music, film and galleries. We hope to introduce many of these arts to the public during our first ArtWalk. We will also and celebrate the opening of BID Gallery 542, an art gallery in the former New Rochelle Trust Building at 542 Main Street. The space has been loaned to the BID by Cornell Pace Inc. Additional ArtWalks are scheduled for the Fall.”

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July 21, 2009
Zydeco Music Kicks Off Music on the Green 2009
The exuberant sounds of Zydeco resounded in downtown New Rochelle on Thursday evening, July 16, when the BID Music on the Green concert series kicked-off with a performance by the internationally renowned group of Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas.

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July 6, 2009
BID continues to attract downtown commerce
From "The Sound Shore Report" By Greg Maker A retention study by the New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID) looked at keeping commerce in downtown New Rochelle. Along with a program to get business in restaurants, the BID is also looking at empty space on Main St. to house artwork by local artists.

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July 1, 2009
Three Sizzling Dance Parties In Downtown New Rochelle
The hot sounds of Zydeco from Louisiana, steel drums from Trinidad and Tobago, plus samba and jazz from Brazil will transform New Rochelle’s Library Green into festive dance parties on three Thursday evenings this summer, when the perennially popular BID Music on the Green concert series takes center stage in downtown New Rochelle. Sponsored by Avalon on the Sound, the concerts are free to all and begin at 6:30 pm.

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July 1, 2009
New Rochelle BID’s Dine Downtown 2009 Goes Al Fresco with Free WiFi
The New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID) announced that more than a dozen restaurants and cafes in downtown New Rochelle are offering al fresco sidewalk cafe dining and free outdoor WiFi this summer.

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June 7, 2009
New Rochelle BID announces Historic Restoration of Downtown Art Deco Gem
The New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) announced that the former Palace Shoe Store, 514-518 Main Street, has become part of the BID’s award winning Facade Improvement Program.

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May 16, 2009
The new Zagat results are in, and Peter Kelly Takes a Trifecta
Coromandel Restaurant in New Rochelle is rated #9 most popular restaurant in Westchester County according to the The 2009/10 Zagat Westchester/Hudson Valley Restaurants book. Read the full article.

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May 12, 2009
New Rochelle Named NY's Best Place For Families
New York is chockfull of great places to raise a family, but one place has been judge the very best of all: New Rochelle.

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May 8, 2009
New Rochelle Hopes to Draw Artists to Affordable Space
The New Rochelle Business Improvement District is persuading downtown property owners to transform vacant space previously intended for commercial rentals into studio space for artists

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April 29, 2009
BID Spring Downtown Sidewalk Sale Offers Exciting New Activities
Want to have your photo taken with President Obama? Want to be remembered as standing between the President and Michelle? Then come to the New Rochelle BID Sidewalk Sale, Wednesday, May 27th through Saturday May 30th

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April 9, 2009
New Rochelle BID launches 'Dine Downtown 2009'
New Rochelle's Business Improvement District has launched "Dine Downtown 2009" campaign to encourage the public to visit the city's emerging restaurant district.

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April 1, 2009
New Rochelle BID Announces Downtown Dining Stimulus Package
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April 1, 2009
New Rochelle BID Announces Downtown Dining Stimulus Package
The New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID) announced its “Dine Downtown 2009” campaign. In introducing the campaign, Marc Jerome, Chairman of the BID stated: “The BID, the City and the business community have worked together to create a downtown environment inviting to restaurants.

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March 1, 2009
A Growing Commuter City, New Rochelle Lures Families from NYC
Ncknamed the Queen City of the Sound, New Rochelle is a small Westchester city with a mix of suburban and downtown living.

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February 26, 2009
New Rochelle BID looks to lure artists downtown
As a working artist, Louis Netter said he's been having trouble finding a decent place in Westchester County to work on his illustrations and animations...

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February 13, 2009
New Rochelle BID announces “Downtown Artist Spaces Program”
The New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID) announced a new development initiative, the “BID Downtown Artist Spaces Program” that will bring together property owners with long term vacant upper floor space and artists and arts businesses seeking to lease affordable studios.

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February 9, 2009
Downtown Artist Spaces Program
From the Sound Report

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February 9, 2009
City Looks to Lure Artists Downtown
The New Rochelle Business Improvement District’s economic development initiative, the BID Downtown Artist Spaces Program, will provide affordable studio space for artists and arts businesses.

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December 8, 2008
LeCount Square plan goes before council
The New Rochelle City Council this week will vote on the final environmental impact statement for the 1 million square foot mixed-use LeCount Square project by developer Louis Cappelli.

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November 10, 2008
Made for the Shade...and In Demand
The Curtain Shop, a small, independent retailer on Main Street, is a New Rochelle success story in the face of big box retail.

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October 25, 2008
Hundreds Attend Consign It on Main Opening
New home furnishing emporium opens on New Rochelle’s Main Street

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October 24, 2008
Taste of New Rochelle at Trump Plaza
Area Opera Lovers Treated to Taste of New Rochelle at Special Reception Hosted by Trump Plaza Condominium

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October 11, 2008
The New Rochelle Model
Downtown, rich in architecture, cleans up nicely.

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October 6, 2008
Trump Plaza lures Opera Lovers
A group of restaurants from the ever growing “restaurant row” in downtown New Rochelle is joining forces with Trump Plaza luxury condominium, the New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID), New Rochelle Chamber of Commerce and Regal Cinemas to lure Westchester area opera lovers to the city’s downtown.

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July 14, 2008
Concerts Bring in Big and Local Names
LONG-RUNNING music series must change or grow stale, says Rob J. Seitz Jr., who helps produce Jazz on Library Green in New Rochelle every summer. The New Rochelle Business Improvement District, which has presented the concerts since 2001, continues its tradition of big name performers on July 17, when the Latin trumpeter and percussionist Ray Vega opens the three-concert series (all beginning at 6:30 p.m.).

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June 27, 2008
Bid Family Saturday: Hundreds Enjoy Summer Reading Kick-off Party
Nearly 300 children and their parents and grandparents got into the spirit of summertime reading at the New Rochelle Public Library’s "Catch the Reading Bug for Summer Fun" Kick-off Party on Saturday, June 21.

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May 24, 2008
New Rochelle BID Model Development Block Honored
The Preservation League of New York State has selected the New Rochelle Business Improvement District Model Development Block in Westchester County to receive its prestigious Excellence in Historic Preservation Award.

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May 19, 2008
Target Coming to New Roc City
In what is the first and most significant step toward the transformation of New Roc City into a major retail hub, New Roc Associates has announced that Target is opening a 160,000-square-foot department store in the entertainment complex.

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May 18, 2008
Free Movie in Downtown New Rochelle!
Kick off Memorial Day with a free showing of 'Shrek the Third' on a 2 Story high outdoor screen at Library Green. Thursday, May 22nd at 8:30 PM. Festivities begin at 8PM. Presented by New Rochelle Downtown BID and the New Rochelle PTA Council, and sponsored by Monroe College. Rain location: Ossie Davis Theater in the NR Public Library.

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May 15, 2008
Business group in New Rochelle helps restore buildings, wins prestigious award
Many people in this city want a downtown that's as vibrant as the one here in the 1950s, and some Main Street property owners are making sure it looks the part.

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May 11, 2008
Bumps Aside, Revival in New Rochelle Pushes On
WHEN New Roc City, the huge youth-oriented entertainment complex here, opened in 1999, city officials viewed it as a catalyst to help revive downtown.

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April 22, 2008
Japanese Officials Study New Rochelle BID
A group of senior elected officials from Gifu Prefecture, Japan, selected New Rochelle’s Business Improvement District (BID) as their only case study on downtown revitalization in their five day fact finding tour to the United States.

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April 19, 2008
Carpet One Goes Green With Downtown Beautification Project
Tom Fahey, owner of Carpet One of New Rochelle and TF Andrew Furniture Store contributed $10,000 to the 2008 Downtown Beautification Program of the New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID).

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April 10, 2008
New Rochelle Police Report: City is Fifth Safest of Its Size in the Nation
New Rochelle remains among the top five safest cities of its size in the United States with a historic 40-year low in reported Part 1 crimes, according to the Police Department's annual report released this week.

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April 3, 2008
"BID Family Saturdays" Spring Season is in Swing!
The BID Family Saturday Spring season has something special planned for your aspiring young authors and treasure-hunters.

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March 13, 2008
Commuters face parking rate hike and new meters at New Rochelle Transit Center
Parking meters at the New Rochelle Transit Center were upgraded this week to now accept credit cards - just in time for a 25 cent rate increase that went into effect on Tuesday, New Rochelle city officials said.

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March 10, 2008
New Rochelle Art Exhibit Celebrates Sister City Ties
La Rochelle artist Sophie Sejourne exhibits her art at New Rochelle City Hall as part of the 'Sister Cities" initiative.

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February 11, 2008
New Rochelle Weighs Plan to Enliven North Avenue
North Avenue from the downtown to New Rochelle High School could be a livelier place if buildings rose higher along that stretch — generally three stories, but as high as 12 stories in rare cases— according to a plan the city is considering.

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January 10, 2008
NRNRC and 180 Union Avenue Owner to Complete West End Development
According to the New Rochelle Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation (NRNRC) and 180 Union AvenueOwner LP, the senior residences, part of the West End Affordable Housing Development in New Rochelle, has been named Garito Manor at Union Square.

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December 25, 2007
New Rochelle Cops Zip Around Downtown on New Segways
New Rochelle Police Officers are patrolling downtown on their new Segway personal transporters. The Segways, which cost between $5,000 and $6,000 each, were donated by the New Rochelle Police Foundation, the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District, developer Louis Cappelli and United Hebrew Geriatric Center.

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December 23, 2007
New Rochelle's Transformation

December 22, 2007
Four New Rochelle Police Officers Promoted
Three police officers and a sergeant were promoted in a ceremony at City Hall. The sergeant, J. Collins Coyne, is a fourth-generation New Rochelle police officer. He was promoted to lieutenant.

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December 21, 2007
Nita Lowey Announces Fire Grant for New Rochelle
Congresswoman Nita Lowey announces that the New Rochelle Fire Department will receive $280,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to purchase new vehicles.

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December 20, 2007
New Rochelle Enforces Housing Code
City Manager Strome said that the city in April 2007, established a three-member Housing Code Enforcement unit to deal with what he termed was a "plethora" of housing code violations in the city."

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December 5, 2007
$40 Million Affordable Housing Project On West Side of City Takes Shape
While the luxury high-rise rental and condominium apartments in the downtown district have been very popular, the city recognizes that there is a need for affordable housing in the city.

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December 2, 2007
New Rochelle obtains FEMA Grant
New Rochelle has been awarded a grant of over $1.5 million to rebuilt Skidelskiy Memorial Field at City Park which was damaged in the April 2007 Nor'easter.

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October 3, 2007
Trump, Cappelli throw party for New Rochelle's Trump Plaza
NEW ROCHELLE - Now that Trump Plaza is open, the celebrity developer whose name it bears made another visit last night to celebrate, and took another chance to talk grandly of it. "It's been an amazing joy. It's an amazing building," Donald Trump told a crowd of 300 gathered in front of the downtown tower at 175 Huguenot St. With some 35 families already making the tower their home and more moving in, Trump and the building's developer, Louis Cappelli, threw a party last night. Attending were local officials, new residents and prospective buyers considering paying the prices from the mid-$500,000s to $1.7 million for the units.

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September 27, 2007
Queen City of the Sound polishes her crown
On the second floor of 565 Main St. in downtown New Rochelle, construction of two residential lofts is ongoing in a space that has been vacant for more than 10 years. The future lofts sit above Talner Jewelers, a longtime city business. Owner Albert Tarantino, a lifelong New Rochelle resident, believes there is a market for the live-and-work lofts he is creating, scheduled to be finished in October. By utilizing loan programs offered by the city’s business improvement district (BID), he said, “It was a no-brainer to do this.” The lofts are the latest in a long line of downtown redevelopment projects spurred by the BID’s various loan programs. “One of the reasons we’re successful is because of the BID,” Tarantino said.

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September 25, 2007
"BID Family Saturdays" Fall Season Begins
The Kick-off Event for the BID Family Saturdays, to take place on September 29 from 1:00 pm in Library Green, will include several live performances to entertain all ages.

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August 14, 2007
“Big W” Awards for New Rochelle BID
The New Rochelle Business Improvement District (BID) won two bronze awards from the Advertising Club of Westchester for its lively website and free-standing information kiosk, both designed by Harquin Creative Group.

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August 13, 2007
Six Month Statistics Show Crime Down 9% in New Rochelle
Part 1 Crimes dropped 9% in the City of New Rochelle during the first six months of 2007, according to a report recently released by the New Rochelle Police Department.

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July 31, 2007
Golf Outing Draws 15,000
As predicted, the HSBC Women’s World Match Play Championship was a boon to local business in New Rochelle, though early estimates showed not as many spectators came as were expected. The four-day tournament at Wykagyl Country Club on North Avenue drew approximately 15,000 spectators, said tournament director Jason Soucy. Before the event, tournament officials had hoped to draw closer to 30,000.

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July 27, 2007
improving the look and life in downtown New Rochelle
The Business Improvement District (BID) has been leaving its mark in a number of different ways throughout downtown New Rochelle since its establishment in June 2000.Though many New Rochelle residents and business owners are familar with the BID's logo, or possibly know a handful of the BID's Board of Directors, not amny have a complete understanding of all the programs and initiatives the BID has established.

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July 20, 2007
The BID brings downtown New Rochelle to full bloom
If downtown New Rochelle is starting to look more fertile and green, residents of the Queen City have the Business Improvement District (BID) to thank for that.

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July 16, 2007
BID & Downtown Restaurants join forces with Habitat for Humanity
On August 2nd, “Habitat for Humanity Day” will be observed in New Rochelle, culminating that evening with the screening of the BID’s “Movie Under the Stars” free outdoors movie on Library Green at 8:45 PM. The feature film is “Night at the Museum.”

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July 8, 2007
New Rochelle "Sister City Initiative" kicks off tomorrow
NEW ROCHELLE - After receiving a New Year's card from the mayor of La Rochelle, France, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson decided something should be done to revitalize the relationship between the sister cities.

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July 6, 2007
New Rochelle BID Jazz on Library Green
When the New Rochelle BID launched its first Jazz on Library Green series in in the Summer of 2001, it knew that it wanted to set itself apart from all the other free summer outdoor concertsd around Westchester County. ...

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June 27, 2007
A new look taking hold in New Rochelle storefronts
As the New Rochelle skyline grows taller, the look of commercial buildings closer to the ground in the city's downtown is undergoing a transformation of its own. Using a pool of grants and low-interest loans, about 40 storefronts along a stretch of Main Street and several intersecting blocks have been renovated or are in the midst of plans to do so.

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June 16, 2007
New Rochelle Targets Graffiti
"Beginning today, it will be our policy to remove all graffiti on public property within 48 hours of our learning about it and to issue violations for graffiti on private property, also within 48 hours of notification," Mayor Noam Bramson said yesterday in announcing an initiative for the timely removal of graffiti. "... We'll erase it quickly and without exceptions."

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May 27, 2007
New Rochelle Library kicks off "One City, One Book" on Sunday
On a visit to Florida last fall, New Rochelle Councilwoman Chris Selin saw firsthand the success of a program designed to help a community rediscover its love of reading. So on her return to Westchester, Selin got to work adapting the "One City, One Book" concept for New Rochelle with the help of Tom Geoffino, director of the New Rochelle Public Library.

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May 11, 2007
BID and PTA Council announce “End of School Year Celebration”
“Let’s catch dinner and a movie tonight” will take on a special meaning on Thursday, May 24th, when the New Rochelle BID joins with the New Rochelle PTA Council to celebrate the end of the school year by hosting a free movie "Curious George" on a spectacular two story high outdoor screen.

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May 10, 2007
Moving on Up: Trump Tower Draws Local Tenants
The view from Larchmont and Mamaroneck west was suddenly transformed last year when two of New Rochelle’s highest-rising residential towers began appearing above the tree-tops. For some, the towers’ appearance was an unsettling shock; for others it was an inspiration to move a few miles away and many stories up.

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January 9, 2007
New Rochelle Becomes First Major Downtown in Westchester with WiFi Wireless Network
New Rochelle, NY (October 4, 2006)— New Rochelle has become the first major downtown in Westchester and in the southern Hudson Valley region to be equipped with a Wi-Fi Network, thanks to a major initiative undertaken by the New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District (BID).

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December 16, 2006
New Restaurants Fulfill New Rochelle's High Hopes
If you build it, they will come. That’s what the pundits said a decade ago about New Rochelle’s dormant downtown, advising that what the city needed was to attract people with disposable incomes by building housing in the downtown district. Businesses would flourish. Restaurants would burgeon.

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December 12, 2006
Mardi Gras Comes to Downtown New Rochelle
Habitat for Humanity of Westchester County is sponsoring a Mardi Gras in Downtown New Rochelle to help raise funds to build housing to aid displaced Gulf Coast families in New Orleans and Westchester County.

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November 22, 2006
New Restaurant Reviews
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November 14, 2006
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Annual Thanksgiving Parade a Great Success

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October 5, 2006
Downtown is Looking Up
Downtown has arrived. The level of confidence about Downtown New Rochelle among developers, investors, home buyers and businesses is soaring.

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September 30, 2006
BID Family Saturday Kick-Off a Success
The sun shone down on Ossie Davis Park at Library Green, balloons fluttered in the cool autumn breeze and kids and families had a great time.

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September 4, 2006
BID Matches Promise with Performance
Emilio Capuano still remembers walking from Salesian High School in New Rochelle a few blocks east to a pizzeria on Division Street for a slice or two.

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September 4, 2006
Wanted: New Jewels for the Queen City
Panel seeks more upscale stores for New Rochelle

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August 9, 2006
Yankees’ Rivera Opens Restaurant Downtown
To the cheers of fans and foodies, New York Yankees closing pitcher Mariano Rivera opened...

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August 1, 2006
Virtual Business Incubator Aids Downtown Entrepreneurs
Several downtown businesses will participate in a two-year pilot program as the city’s first “Virtual Business Incubator,” sponsored by the BID and Monroe College...

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August 1, 2006
"WIFI" Arrives Downtown
New Rochelle is joining cities, such as Philadelphia, San Francisco and Paris...

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July 2, 2006
Mayor Envisions "New City"
In his State-of-the-City address on March 16, 2006, Mayor Noam Bramson predicted dramatic changes in New Rochelle...

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July 2, 2006
Trump Promotes New Rochelle
Developer Donald Trump says what we’ve known for some time, "New Rochelle offers a rare quality of life."

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April 9, 2006
Curtain Shop gets facelift
What better way to spend your30th anniversary than with a facelift, or more accurately a peel.

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March 3, 2006
Lofts Launched on Main
Thanks to a duo of innovative programs created by the Business Improvement District, two dynamic live/work lofts are being added to the Main Street mix.

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December 1, 2005
“Some of the “Best of Westchester” here in New Ro
“Each year Westchester Magazine lists their picks for “Best of Westchester.”

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August 22, 2005
Queen City of the Sound polishes her crown

August 7, 2005
New Rochelle Wants the High-End
White Plains is no longer the only player when it comes to attracting the dollars of affluent apartment renters...

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June 27, 2005
Echo Bay Developers Narrowed Down to 5
New Rochelle officials have narrowed to five the number of developers they will consider...

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June 27, 2005
New Rochelle Condo Wins Support
Nearly 600 new luxury condominium apartments are in the works for downtown New Rochelle...

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May 9, 2005
Capelli Raises New Rochelle Bet to 1 Billion
Louis R. Cappelli is raising his stake in downtown New Rochelle to $1 billion with the start of construction of one apartment tower...

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January 31, 2005
City Property Raises Interest
After decades spent begging developers to look at its empty downtown lots, the city suddenly finds itself being courted by builders...

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Come to NoMa Social in the downtown New Rochelle Radisson for the free Thursday salsa lesson >
At R Café, Many A Customer’s Cup of Tea is, Well, Tea >
The Only Mart - Grand Opening >

 

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