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.
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
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.
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.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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. ...
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.
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.
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.