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January 3, 2019
9th Annual “Ring in the New Year at Noon” at New Roc City: Raises $3,500 for the New Rochelle Public Library Foundation
For the 9th year in a row, New Roc City hosted a festive party for kids to celebrate the new year. “Ring in the New Year at Noon” has become an annual tradition at New Roc City for kids ages 2 – 10. Held in the atrium at 33 Le Count Place in New Rochelle, more than 3,000 balloons were dropped from above to the delight of the 1,500 kids and parents who attended from across Westchester and the surrounding area.

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November 13, 2018
9th Annual “Ring in the New Year at Noon” at New Roc City Supports New Rochelle Library Foundation
There’s no need for kids to stay up until midnight as New Roc City rings in the New Year early with a Times Square-inspired countdown to noon featuring a thrilling release of 3,000 festive, brightly-colored balloons. Revelers will gather in the atrium of New Roc City for the 9th Annual Ring in the New Year at Noon on Monday, December 31 from 10:30a.m. to 12:30p.m.

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November 30, 2017
8th 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 Tom Laidlaw

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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 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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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 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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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November 22, 2006
New Restaurant Reviews
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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
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 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
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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