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All rights reserved.info@newrochelledowntown.cominfo@newrochelledowntown.comThu, 25 May 2017 23:36:26 EST0Come to NoMa Social in the downtown New Rochelle Radisson for the free Thursday salsa lessonCome 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/come-to-noma-social-in-the-downtown-new-rochelle-radisson-for-the-free-thursday-salsa-lessonhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/come-to-noma-social-in-the-downtown-new-rochelle-radisson-for-the-free-thursday-salsa-lessonTue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 ESTAt R Café, Many A Customers Cup of Tea is, Well, TeaGuava ginger tea is a newcomer at R Café & Tea shop, that impossibly cozy French-themed spot on Huguenot Street, but its already the champion of teas and herbal infusions. Thats 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/at-r-caf-many-a-customers-cup-of-tea-is-well-teahttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/at-r-caf-many-a-customers-cup-of-tea-is-well-teaTue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 ESTThe Only Mart - Grand Openinghttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/the-only-mart---grand-openinghttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/the-only-mart---grand-openingWed, 01 Feb 2017 00:00:00 ESTNew Library Book Storehttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-library-book-storehttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-library-book-storeTue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 ESTJumping into the New Year at Skyzone Trampoline Park.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/jumping-into-the-new-year-at-skyzone-trampoline-parkhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/jumping-into-the-new-year-at-skyzone-trampoline-parkTue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 ESTThe Return of the Bricks and Mortar Bookstore to Downtown New Rochelle!http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/the-return-of-the-bricks-and-mortar-bookstore-to-downtown-new-rochellehttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/the-return-of-the-bricks-and-mortar-bookstore-to-downtown-new-rochelleTue, 24 Jan 2017 00:00:00 ESTWestchesters Only Daytime New Years event for Kids, Raises Thousands for Westchester Childrens MuseumFor the 7th year in a row New Roc City hosted a spectacular family event on New Years 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/westchesters-only-daytime-new-years-event-for-kids-raises-thousands-for-westchester-childrens-museumhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/westchesters-only-daytime-new-years-event-for-kids-raises-thousands-for-westchester-childrens-museumMon, 16 Jan 2017 00:00:00 ESTSculpture Installation at New Rochelle Library Kicks Off Outdoor Art ProgramSculpture 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 Consultanthttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/sculpture-installation-at-new-rochelle-library-kicks-off-outdoor-art-programhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/sculpture-installation-at-new-rochelle-library-kicks-off-outdoor-art-programTue, 16 Aug 2016 00:00:00 ESTDowntown New Rochelles Arts at 5 Anderson Expands Saturday With Works From Roof to Basementhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/downtown-new-rochelles-arts-at-5-anderson-expands-saturday-with-works-from-roof-to-basementhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/downtown-new-rochelles-arts-at-5-anderson-expands-saturday-with-works-from-roof-to-basementFri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 ESTBarnes & Noble to Open Bookstore in New Rochellehttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/barnes--noble-to-open-bookstore-in-new-rochellehttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/barnes--noble-to-open-bookstore-in-new-rochelleFri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:00 ESTCall 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/call-for-arthttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/call-for-artSat, 30 Jul 2016 00:00:00 ESTBeneath Our Feet on and the Surface of Thingshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/beneath-our-feet-on-and-the-surface-of-thingshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/beneath-our-feet-on-and-the-surface-of-thingsMon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle Artists Events Saturday: Open Studio at Arts at 5 Anderson, Cooking Performance at Grand MarketDowntown New Rochelles 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelle-artists-events-saturday-open-studio-at-arts-at-5-anderson-cooking-performance-at-grand-markethttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelle-artists-events-saturday-open-studio-at-arts-at-5-anderson-cooking-performance-at-grand-marketThu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 ESTVisiting Artists Will Stage Shows, Installations, Events in Downtown New Rochelle Throughout SummerVisiting 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/visiting-artists-will-stage-shows-installations-events-in-downtown--new-rochelle-throughout-summerhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/visiting-artists-will-stage-shows-installations-events-in-downtown--new-rochelle-throughout-summerFri, 08 Jul 2016 00:00:00 ESTUsher in Summer with Westchester Yoga Arts Solstice on the GreenUsher 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/usher-in-summer-with-westchester-yoga-arts-solstice-on-the-greenhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/usher-in-summer-with-westchester-yoga-arts-solstice-on-the-greenWed, 15 Jun 2016 00:00:00 ESTCatskills Bounty Brings Eco-Friendly Aspect to New Rochelle Grand Markethttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/catskills-bounty-brings-eco-friendly-aspect-to-new-rochelle-grand-markethttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/catskills-bounty-brings-eco-friendly-aspect-to-new-rochelle-grand-marketWed, 01 Jun 2016 00:00:00 ESTTwo-Way Traffic Coming Back to Main and Huguenothttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/two-way-traffic-coming-back-to-main-and-huguenothttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/two-way-traffic-coming-back-to-main-and-huguenotWed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 ESTNew Roc City Rings in the New Year at NoonOver 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-roc-city-rings-in-the-new-year-at-noonhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-roc-city-rings-in-the-new-year-at-noonWed, 06 Jan 2016 00:00:00 ESTNY Times Restaurant Review - The Wooden SpoonAnother New Rochelle Downtown BID Restuarant received a great review from the NY Times.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/ny-times-restaurant-review---wooden-spoonhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/ny-times-restaurant-review---wooden-spoonThu, 03 Dec 2015 00:00:00 EST6th Annual Ring in the New Year at Noon at New Roc CityWestchesters Only Daytime New Years event for Kids Includes Balloon Drop, Giveaways, Activities, and Meet & Greet with NY Ranger Alum Brian Mullen http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/6th-annual-ring-in-the-new-year-at-noon-at-new-roc-cityhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/6th-annual-ring-in-the-new-year-at-noon-at-new-roc-cityFri, 13 Nov 2015 00:00:00 ESTUsher in Summer with Westchester Yoga ArtsWestchester 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/usher-in-summer-with-westchester-yoga-artshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/usher-in-summer-with-westchester-yoga-artsThu, 11 Jun 2015 00:00:00 ESTNRCA Arts Encounter Revelations CelebrationTherell 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 Aileys masterpiece Revelations. The pop-up dance class is part of NRCAs year-long series of Arts Encounters, created to celebrate the groups 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/nrca-arts-encounter-revelations-celebrationhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/nrca-arts-encounter-revelations-celebrationWed, 03 Jun 2015 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle Mayor on News 4 New YorkThe Honorable Noam Bramson, mayor of the city of New Rochelle, NY joins Gus Rosendale to talk about New Rochelle and its economic development.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelle-mayor-on-news-4-new-yorkhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelle-mayor-on-news-4-new-yorkWed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 ESTNew Ad Campaign Features Local Businessmen on Metro North Alvin Clayton Among the Four Real Rothmans MenRestaurateur 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 Larchmonthttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-ad-campaign-features-local-businessmen-on-metro-north---alvin-clayton-among-the-four-real-rothmans-menhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-ad-campaign-features-local-businessmen-on-metro-north---alvin-clayton-among-the-four-real-rothmans-menWed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle seeks more downtown pop with pop-upsNew Rochelle city officials hope adding pop-up shops to outdoor plazas will bring more energy into downtown and create a stronger retail presence.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelle-seeks-more-downtown-pop-with-pop-upshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelle-seeks-more-downtown-pop-with-pop-upsThu, 23 Apr 2015 00:00:00 ESTThe 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/the-new-rochelle-bid-downtown-farmers-market-opens-saturday-may-30-with-new-events-and-programs-and-of-course-food-food-foodhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/the-new-rochelle-bid-downtown-farmers-market-opens-saturday-may-30-with-new-events-and-programs-and-of-course-food-food-foodWed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 ESTBID Receives $50K Grant Donation from Green Mountain Sun Club for Solar Energy Public Art InstallationGrant combines arts with clean energy to energize downtown A $50,000 grant to the City of New Rochelles 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/bid-receives-50k-grant-donation-from-green-mountain-sun-club-for-solar-energy-public-art-installationhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/bid-receives-50k-grant-donation-from-green-mountain-sun-club-for-solar-energy-public-art-installationFri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle's Alvin & Friends Home To Southern StaplesDowntown New Rochelle's restaurant Alvin & Friends has recently been featured on Restaurant Hunter FIOS TV and WLNYs 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) 654-6549http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelles-alvin--friends-home-to-southern-stapleshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelles-alvin--friends-home-to-southern-staplesThu, 19 Mar 2015 00:00:00 ESTBID Restaurant A Place 2 Go Dining Review in the New York TimesA Place 2 Go, a Caribbean-focused restaurant in downtown New Rochelle, features live music on Friday nights. Read their New York Times Dining Review. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/bid-restaurant-a-place-2-go-dining-review-in-the-new-york-timeshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/bid-restaurant-a-place-2-go-dining-review-in-the-new-york-timesWed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 EST5th Annual Ring in the New Year at Noon at New Roc CityRing in the New Year at Noon will be held in New Roc Citys atrium on Wednesday, Dec. 31st at 10:30 with a climatic countdown to a 3,000 plus balloon release when the clock strikes noon.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/2014-ring-in-the-new-year-at-noon-at-new-roc-cityhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/2014-ring-in-the-new-year-at-noon-at-new-roc-cityTue, 09 Dec 2014 00:00:00 ESTMaster Developer AnnouncedThe City of New Rochelle announced today the selection of RDRXR as master developer for the largest and most significant economic development initiative in the citys 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 Rochelles downtown, while also spurring economic growth and job creation for the entire region. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/master-developer-announcedhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/master-developer-announcedTue, 07 Oct 2014 00:00:00 ESTDine Downtown Fall 2014http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/dine-downtown-fall-2014http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/dine-downtown-fall-2014Tue, 16 Sep 2014 00:00:00 ESTMahlstedt Gallery is Exclusive Representative of Award-winning artistMahlstedt 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/mahlstedt-galleryhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/mahlstedt-galleryThu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle BID Farmer's Market ReturnsSaturday, May 31st at 9 a.m. marks the opening of the New Rochelles 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelle-bid-farmers-market-returnshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelle-bid-farmers-market-returnsThu, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 ESTGallery Art WalkNew Rochelles 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/gallery-art-walkhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/gallery-art-walkTue, 13 May 2014 00:00:00 EST"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: 914-246-0526http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/surface-tension-opening-reception-at-the-mahlstedt-galleryhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/surface-tension-opening-reception-at-the-mahlstedt-galleryTue, 18 Feb 2014 00:00:00 ESTArt WalkFive of downtown New Rochelles 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/art-walkhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/art-walkTue, 21 Jan 2014 00:00:00 ESTHoliday Toy DriveThis Saturday, December 14th, volunteers will be collecting new toys at The Poets Corner, 570 Main Street, from 12 noon to 5 pm. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/holiday-toy-drivehttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/holiday-toy-driveThu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 ESTISSC Alliance Program:Understanding What Retailers WantThe 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/issc-alliance-programunderstanding-what-retailers-wanthttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/issc-alliance-programunderstanding-what-retailers-wantWed, 13 Nov 2013 00:00:00 ESTBID Family Day: Diwali, Celebration of LightThe first day of Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, will be celebrated with magical sounds, movement and traditions. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/bid-family-day-diwali-celebration-of-lighthttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/bid-family-day-diwali-celebration-of-lightFri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 ESTBID 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/day-of-the-dead-exhibit-http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/day-of-the-dead-exhibit-Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:00:00 ESTDowntown New Rochelle Gets a Winter Farmers MarketThe winter market will be open the following Saturdays: November 2nd, December 7th, January 4th, February 1st, March 1st, April 5th and May 3rd.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/downtown-new-rochelle-gets-a-winter-farmers-markethttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/downtown-new-rochelle-gets-a-winter-farmers-marketTue, 29 Oct 2013 00:00:00 ESTStreets Converted to Two WayLawton Street Becomes Two-Way Beginning October 2 Change increases traffic flow in Downtown; Church Street between Main Street and Clinton Place also converted.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/streets-converted-to-two-wayhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/streets-converted-to-two-waySat, 28 Sep 2013 00:00:00 ESTThe 98th Annual Open Juried Show by The New Rochelle Art AssociationThe 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/the-98th-annual-open-juried-show-by-the-new-rochelle-art-associationhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/the-98th-annual-open-juried-show-by-the-new-rochelle-art-associationMon, 09 Sep 2013 00:00:00 ESTBarbara Davis talks about New Rochelle History with the NYTCity 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/barbara-davis-quoted-in-the-nythttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/barbara-davis-quoted-in-the-nytThu, 15 Aug 2013 00:00:00 ESTMonroe Homecoming Carnivalhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/monroe-homecoming-carnivalhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/monroe-homecoming-carnivalThu, 25 Jul 2013 00:00:00 EST2013 Music on the GreenGet on those dancing shoes, bring the picnic blanket, and settle in for great music  with cool breezes - on Library Green! http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/2013-music-on-the-greenhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/2013-music-on-the-greenWed, 26 Jun 2013 00:00:00 ESTOpen Artist StudiosDowntown 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 BIDs Downtown Open Artist Studio event, a continuation of the festivities at the BIDs Grand Market http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/open-artist-studioshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/open-artist-studiosSat, 22 Jun 2013 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle Art Association Raw ShowWhat 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelle-art-association-raw-showhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelle-art-association-raw-showWed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:00 ESTGrand Market Adds VendorsThe 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 markets grand opening has attracted several new vendors that will be available at the June 15th market.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/grand-market-adds-vendorshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/grand-market-adds-vendorsThu, 13 Jun 2013 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle Grand Market LaunchSaturday, 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 BIDs Dine Downtown al fresco market dining court. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/grand-market-launchhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/grand-market-launchThu, 30 May 2013 00:00:00 ESTAlvin & Friends at the Grand MarketAlvin & 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 Claytons Spice Mix ($5) and Hot Sauce ($5).http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/alvin--friends-at-the-grand-markethttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/alvin--friends-at-the-grand-marketThu, 30 May 2013 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle NotablesOn 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 Famehttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelle-notableshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelle-notablesWed, 01 May 2013 00:00:00 ESTOne-Year Anniversary Party of NoMa SocialNow, 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 FMs DJ Yonny. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/one-year-anniversary-party-of-noma-socialhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/one-year-anniversary-party-of-noma-socialMon, 15 Apr 2013 00:00:00 ESTAlvin & Friends Moves to New LocationAlvin & 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/alvin--friends-moves-to-new-locationhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/alvin--friends-moves-to-new-locationMon, 08 Apr 2013 00:00:00 ESTBarbara Davis VideoBarbara 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 Nelsonhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/barbara-davis-videohttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/barbara-davis-videoSun, 10 Mar 2013 00:00:00 ESTNRPL Kicks Off Ossie Davis "Name a Seat" FundraiserThe 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 Librarys newly renovated performance space that houses hundreds of community, cultural and arts events each year.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/nrpl-kicks-off-ossie-davis-name-a-seat-fundraiserhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/nrpl-kicks-off-ossie-davis-name-a-seat-fundraiserFri, 08 Mar 2013 00:00:00 ESTSing 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 Wagners final masterpiece, Parsifal; Guiesspe Verdis Rigoletto; George Friderick Handels Giulio Cesare; and Riccardo Zandonais Francesca da Rimini.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/sing-it-the-metropolitan-opera-comes-to-regal-new-roc-http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/sing-it-the-metropolitan-opera-comes-to-regal-new-roc-Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle farmers market plans expansionThis 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelle-farmers-market-plans-expansionhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelle-farmers-market-plans-expansionSat, 09 Feb 2013 00:00:00 ESTThree Favorite Spots in Downtown New RochelleA focus on three of Downtown New Rochelle's favorite spots.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelle-downtownhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/new-rochelle-downtownSun, 27 Jan 2013 00:00:00 EST1,500 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/3rd-annual-ring-in-the-new-year-at-noon-http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/3rd-annual-ring-in-the-new-year-at-noon-Mon, 07 Jan 2013 00:00:00 EST3rd Annual Ring in the New Year at Noon at New Roc CityNew 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/3rd-annual-ring-in-the-new-year-at-noonhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/3rd-annual-ring-in-the-new-year-at-noonThu, 13 Dec 2012 00:00:00 ESTBID Downtown Open Artist Studios & National Circus ProjectTo 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/bid-downtown-open-artist-studios--national-circus-projecthttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/bid-downtown-open-artist-studios--national-circus-projectTue, 11 Sep 2012 00:00:00 ESTTransit Center Entrance Closes 9/10/12Due 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 monthhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/transit-center-entrance-closes-91012http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/transit-center-entrance-closes-91012Thu, 06 Sep 2012 00:00:00 ESTDowntown Parking Getting Smart ImprovementsThe 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/downtown-parking-getting-smart-improvementshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/downtown-parking-getting-smart-improvementsWed, 05 Sep 2012 00:00:00 ESTDowntown Historic Preservation gets new BID stimulusThe New Rochelle Business Improvement Program recently won a coveted $500,000 grant from the New York State Main Street Program which will allow the BIDs award-winning Façade Improvement Program and the restoration of historically significant buildings to continue in the downtown. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/downtown-historic-preservation-gets-new-bid-stimulushttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/downtown-historic-preservation-gets-new-bid-stimulusWed, 11 Jul 2012 00:00:00 ESTThree new boutique businesses open Downtown!If you want unique hand crafted jewelry, stylish vintage clothing, or modern furniture, come to Downtown New Rochellehttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/three-new-boutique-businesses-open-downtownhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/three-new-boutique-businesses-open-downtownWed, 11 Jul 2012 00:00:00 ESTBID Music on the GreenSummer is here and so is the BIDs popular free Music on the Green concert series!http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/bid-music-on-the-greenhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/bid-music-on-the-greenTue, 10 Jul 2012 00:00:00 ESTBID / Library Kick Off Event is a Huge Success!Over 350 children signed-up for the New Rochelle Public Librarys Summer Reading Program at the June 23rd BID Family Day Kick-off Party held on Library Green. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/bid--library-kick-off-event-is-a--huge-successhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/bid--library-kick-off-event-is-a--huge-successSat, 23 Jun 2012 00:00:00 ESTMusic on the Green 2012Three Free Concerts Under the Stars Library Green " 7:00  8:30 pmhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/music-on-the-green-2012http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/music-on-the-green-2012Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:00 ESTFamily Day Valentine's WorkshopMore than 100 children attened the BID Family Day Valentine's Workshop.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/family-day-valentines-workshophttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/family-day-valentines-workshopSun, 12 Feb 2012 00:00:00 ESTDowntown 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/downtown-owners-do-well-by-doing-goodhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/downtown-owners-do-well-by-doing-goodThu, 02 Feb 2012 00:00:00 EST"Looking Up" Westchester Business JournalThe Westchester County Business Journal looks at Ralph DiBart and how he is directing efforts to revitalize downtown New Rochelle.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=177http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=177Fri, 13 Jan 2012 00:00:00 EST2012 Ring in the New Year at NoonNew 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/ring-in-the-new-year-at-noonhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/ring-in-the-new-year-at-noonThu, 12 Jan 2012 00:00:00 ESTBID Awarded $500kThe 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 Granthttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=176http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=176Tue, 13 Dec 2011 00:00:00 ESTWalk of FameThe 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=175http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=175Mon, 14 Nov 2011 00:00:00 ESTSalsa Dance Party Draws HundredsThe 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=173http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=173Fri, 29 Jul 2011 00:00:00 EST2011 Farmer's Market OpensThe 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=172http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=172Fri, 03 Jun 2011 00:00:00 ESTYoga on the Greenhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/articles/Yoga on the Green Revised.pdfhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/articles/Yoga on the Green Revised.pdfSat, 28 May 2011 00:00:00 ESTDowntown 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 studioshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=170http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=170Fri, 20 May 2011 00:00:00 ESTSouthern and Caribbean, Focused on the SeasonalReview 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, youre likely to feel that youve become one. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=169http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=169Sat, 09 Apr 2011 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle Science Cafes FeaturedThe 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=167http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=167Wed, 06 Apr 2011 00:00:00 ESTMini-Renaissance Faire Re CapThe BID Family mini-Renaissance Fair was enjoyed by over 550 people of all ages on Sunday, April 3. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=168http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=168Sun, 03 Apr 2011 00:00:00 ESTDowntown Business Support ProgramThe 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=166http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=166Fri, 01 Apr 2011 00:00:00 ESTTriviaTryst Invites Trivia Fans to New Weekly Event at The Gnarly Vine in New RochelleNYC-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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=165http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=165Sun, 06 Mar 2011 00:00:00 ESTIB Cohen In Westchester MagazineI.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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=164http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=164Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:00:00 ESTDowntown fix-ups recall pastThe Journal News ran a story about the BID Facade Program and how it continues to transform the New Rochelle Downtown.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=163http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=163Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:00:00 ESTNutcracker a New Rochelle Holiday HighlightFor the first time, Ballet Atlantics 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 Atlantics 36th year producing the Nutcracker based on the story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman with music by Tchaikovsky. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=162http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=162Fri, 28 Jan 2011 00:00:00 ESTNew 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=161http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=161Fri, 07 Jan 2011 00:00:00 ESTBrickyard Bistro on CBS 2 NewsSee Brickyard Bistro owner Maha discussing her restaurant with host Tony Tantillo on his CBS 2 News show "Dining Deal". http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=160http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=160Sun, 02 Jan 2011 00:00:00 ESTBID Windows on Art: Maria Foladori WeissAlong 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=159http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=159Mon, 27 Dec 2010 00:00:00 ESTRing in the New Year at Noon at New Roc CityNew Roc City will be hosting its 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=158http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=158Thu, 16 Dec 2010 00:00:00 ESTNew Roc City Kicks Off Family-Friendly Holiday SeasonNew 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 Citys line-up of fun-filled December family events were prominently displayed on its festive Thanksgiving Day holiday float.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=157http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=157Fri, 03 Dec 2010 00:00:00 ESTNutcracker Auditionhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=154http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=154Thu, 04 Nov 2010 00:00:00 ESTBID Spearheads energy savings programBID spearheads energy savings program to reduce the cost of running restaurants, storeshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=153http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=153Mon, 25 Oct 2010 00:00:00 ESTNew Program offers businesses incentives to conserve energyAs seen in The Westchester County Business Journal: Consign It On Main takes advantage of engergy saving upgrades.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=152http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=152Sat, 23 Oct 2010 00:00:00 ESTDalton Ghetti makes a point2010 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=151http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=151Sat, 18 Sep 2010 00:00:00 ESTMediaArtsMediaArts 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/mediaartshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/mediaartsSat, 04 Sep 2010 00:00:00 ESTBID Downtown Energy & Loan ProgramNew 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=149http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=149Mon, 23 Aug 2010 00:00:00 ESTPantonic Steel Orchestra Performs Fabulous FinaleHundreds 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=148http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=148Fri, 30 Jul 2010 00:00:00 ESTNRPL Summer Reading Kick OffHundreds of New Rochelle children dove into Summer reading at the BID family kick-off event http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=146http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=146Mon, 28 Jun 2010 00:00:00 ESTIn New Rochelle, loft space lifts young but growing artists communityThe 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...http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=144http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=144Mon, 03 May 2010 00:00:00 ESTA Growing Commuter CityNicknamed 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 Citys 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=156http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=156Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 ESTMardi Gras Concert at New Rochelle LibraryBrother 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=141http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=141Fri, 19 Feb 2010 00:00:00 ESTBuy & Fly ContestThe New Rochelle BID BUY & FLY contest offered two pair of FREE American Airline Tickets to downtown shoppers. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=147http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=147Fri, 01 Jan 2010 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle takes artful approachDowntown Peekskill has been long-established as an artists community. Now, the man who got the ball rolling on that is doing it again in New Rochelle.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=140http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=140Mon, 21 Dec 2009 00:00:00 ESTShopping downtown for the holidaysAs 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=139http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=139Sun, 20 Dec 2009 00:00:00 ESTNew 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=138http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=138Fri, 11 Dec 2009 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle house tour turns urbaneTwo showcased apartments in revived downtown New Rochelle are open to visitorshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=137http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=137Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:00:00 ESTArtist/Violinist and the New Rochelle BID Hold Art Exhibition & Sale to Benefit Westchester PhilharmonicArtist 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=136http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=136Sun, 01 Nov 2009 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle BID organizes Decorator ShowcaseNew Rochelle BID organizes Decorator Showcase to highlight downtown storeshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=155http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=155Tue, 27 Oct 2009 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle BID organizes decorator showcase to highlight downtown storesIn 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=135http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=135Tue, 27 Oct 2009 00:00:00 ESTAnnual New Rochelle house tour features 2 showcase apartmentsFor 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=133http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=133Wed, 21 Oct 2009 00:00:00 EST"BID Family Saturdays" Launch the Fall SeasonClose 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=132http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=132Tue, 13 Oct 2009 00:00:00 ESTBID Downtown Showcase premieres on Oct. 25th at Sound Shore House TourThe 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=131http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=131Fri, 09 Oct 2009 00:00:00 ESTBID 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=129http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=129Wed, 23 Sep 2009 00:00:00 ESTDowntown Makes Urban Magic and Brings Crowds to Main StreetMore 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 542http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=128http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=128Mon, 14 Sep 2009 00:00:00 ESTDowntown Makes Urban Magic New Art Show Opens on September 12th, 2009. Following the success of the BIDs 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=127http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=127Wed, 02 Sep 2009 00:00:00 ESTPresident and Michelle Obama to appear at New Rochelle BID Sidewalk SaleWant 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 years 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=126http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=126Tue, 01 Sep 2009 00:00:00 EST Movie, artwalk attracts residents downtown People from around the city gathered on Library Green for a screening of Steven Spielbergs hit 1982 movie E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=125http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=125Mon, 17 Aug 2009 00:00:00 ESTThe Arts Take Hold In Downtown New RochelleNew Rochelles 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 BIDs 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=124http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=124Fri, 31 Jul 2009 00:00:00 ESTZydeco Music Kicks Off Music on the Green 2009The 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=123http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=123Tue, 21 Jul 2009 00:00:00 ESTBID continues to attract downtown commerceFrom "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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=122http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=122Mon, 06 Jul 2009 00:00:00 ESTThree Sizzling Dance Parties In Downtown New RochelleThe hot sounds of Zydeco from Louisiana, steel drums from Trinidad and Tobago, plus samba and jazz from Brazil will transform New Rochelles 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=121http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=121Wed, 01 Jul 2009 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle BIDs Dine Downtown 2009 Goes Al Fresco with Free WiFiThe 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=120http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=120Wed, 01 Jul 2009 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle BID announces Historic Restoration of Downtown Art Deco GemThe New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) announced that the former Palace Shoe Store, 514-518 Main Street, has become part of the BIDs award winning Facade Improvement Program. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=119http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=119Sun, 07 Jun 2009 00:00:00 ESTThe new Zagat results are in, and Peter Kelly Takes a TrifectaCoromandel 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=117http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=117Sat, 16 May 2009 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle Named NY's Best Place For FamiliesNew York is chockfull of great places to raise a family, but one place has been judge the very best of all: New Rochelle.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=104http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=104Tue, 12 May 2009 00:00:00 ESTNew 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 artistshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=111http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=111Fri, 08 May 2009 00:00:00 ESTBID Spring Downtown Sidewalk Sale Offers Exciting New ActivitiesWant 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 30thhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=118http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=118Wed, 29 Apr 2009 00:00:00 ESTNew 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=115http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=115Thu, 09 Apr 2009 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle BID Announces Downtown Dining Stimulus Packagehttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=116http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=116Wed, 01 Apr 2009 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle BID Announces Downtown Dining Stimulus PackageThe 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=112http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=112Wed, 01 Apr 2009 00:00:00 ESTA Growing Commuter City, New Rochelle Lures Families from NYCNcknamed the Queen City of the Sound, New Rochelle is a small Westchester city with a mix of suburban and downtown living.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=113http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=113Sun, 01 Mar 2009 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle BID looks to lure artists downtownAs 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... http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=109http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=109Thu, 26 Feb 2009 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle BID announces Downtown Artist Spaces ProgramThe 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=106http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=106Fri, 13 Feb 2009 00:00:00 ESTDowntown Artist Spaces ProgramFrom the Sound Reporthttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=108http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=108Mon, 09 Feb 2009 00:00:00 ESTCity Looks to Lure Artists DowntownThe New Rochelle Business Improvement Districts economic development initiative, the BID Downtown Artist Spaces Program, will provide affordable studio space for artists and arts businesses.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=107http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=107Mon, 09 Feb 2009 00:00:00 ESTLeCount Square plan goes before councilThe 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=105http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=105Mon, 08 Dec 2008 00:00:00 ESTMade for the Shade...and In DemandThe Curtain Shop, a small, independent retailer on Main Street, is a New Rochelle success story in the face of big box retail. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=102http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=102Mon, 10 Nov 2008 00:00:00 ESTHundreds Attend Consign It on Main OpeningNew home furnishing emporium opens on New Rochelles Main Streethttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=101http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=101Sat, 25 Oct 2008 00:00:00 ESTTaste of New Rochelle at Trump PlazaArea Opera Lovers Treated to Taste of New Rochelle at Special Reception Hosted by Trump Plaza Condominium http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=100http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=100Fri, 24 Oct 2008 00:00:00 ESTThe New Rochelle ModelDowntown, rich in architecture, cleans up nicely.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=103http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=103Sat, 11 Oct 2008 00:00:00 ESTTrump 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 citys downtown.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=99http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=99Mon, 06 Oct 2008 00:00:00 ESTConcerts Bring in Big and Local NamesLONG-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.).http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=98http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=98Mon, 14 Jul 2008 00:00:00 ESTBid Family Saturday: Hundreds Enjoy Summer Reading Kick-off PartyNearly 300 children and their parents and grandparents got into the spirit of summertime reading at the New Rochelle Public Librarys "Catch the Reading Bug for Summer Fun" Kick-off Party on Saturday, June 21. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=97http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=97Fri, 27 Jun 2008 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle BID Model Development Block HonoredThe 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=96http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=96Sat, 24 May 2008 00:00:00 ESTTarget Coming to New Roc CityIn 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=94http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=94Mon, 19 May 2008 00:00:00 ESTFree 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=95http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=95Sun, 18 May 2008 00:00:00 ESTBusiness group in New Rochelle helps restore buildings, wins prestigious awardMany 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=93http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=93Thu, 15 May 2008 00:00:00 ESTBumps Aside, Revival in New Rochelle Pushes OnWHEN New Roc City, the huge youth-oriented entertainment complex here, opened in 1999, city officials viewed it as a catalyst to help revive downtown. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=92http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=92Sun, 11 May 2008 00:00:00 ESTJapanese Officials Study New Rochelle BIDA group of senior elected officials from Gifu Prefecture, Japan, selected New Rochelles Business Improvement District (BID) as their only case study on downtown revitalization in their five day fact finding tour to the United States.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=91http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=91Tue, 22 Apr 2008 00:00:00 ESTCarpet 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).http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=89http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=89Sat, 19 Apr 2008 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle Police Report: City is Fifth Safest of Its Size in the NationNew 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=85http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=85Thu, 10 Apr 2008 00:00:00 EST"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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=60http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=60Thu, 03 Apr 2008 00:00:00 ESTCommuters face parking rate hike and new meters at New Rochelle Transit CenterParking 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=86http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=86Thu, 13 Mar 2008 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle Art Exhibit Celebrates Sister City TiesLa Rochelle artist Sophie Sejourne exhibits her art at New Rochelle City Hall as part of the 'Sister Cities" initiative.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=69http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=69Mon, 10 Mar 2008 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle Weighs Plan to Enliven North AvenueNorth 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=82http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=82Mon, 11 Feb 2008 00:00:00 ESTNRNRC and 180 Union Avenue Owner to Complete West End DevelopmentAccording 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=87http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=87Thu, 10 Jan 2008 00:00:00 ESTNew 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=67http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=67Tue, 25 Dec 2007 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle's Transformationhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=72http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=72Sun, 23 Dec 2007 00:00:00 ESTFour New Rochelle Police Officers PromotedThree 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=66http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=66Sat, 22 Dec 2007 00:00:00 ESTNita Lowey Announces Fire Grant for New RochelleCongresswoman 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=88http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=88Fri, 21 Dec 2007 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle Enforces Housing CodeCity 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."http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=79http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=79Thu, 20 Dec 2007 00:00:00 EST$40 Million Affordable Housing Project On West Side of City Takes ShapeWhile 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=80http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=80Wed, 05 Dec 2007 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle obtains FEMA GrantNew 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=70http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=70Sun, 02 Dec 2007 00:00:00 ESTTrump, Cappelli throw party for New Rochelle's Trump PlazaNEW 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=58http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=58Wed, 03 Oct 2007 00:00:00 ESTQueen 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 citys 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 BIDs various loan programs. One of the reasons were successful is because of the BID, Tarantino said. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=49http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=49Thu, 27 Sep 2007 00:00:00 EST"BID Family Saturdays" Fall Season BeginsThe 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=57http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=57Tue, 25 Sep 2007 00:00:00 ESTBig W Awards for New Rochelle BIDThe 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=45http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=45Tue, 14 Aug 2007 00:00:00 ESTSix Month Statistics Show Crime Down 9% in New RochellePart 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=51http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=51Mon, 13 Aug 2007 00:00:00 ESTGolf Outing Draws 15,000 As predicted, the HSBC Womens 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=43http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=43Tue, 31 Jul 2007 00:00:00 ESTimproving the look and life in downtown New RochelleThe 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=54http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=54Fri, 27 Jul 2007 00:00:00 ESTThe BID brings downtown New Rochelle to full bloomIf 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=52http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=52Fri, 20 Jul 2007 00:00:00 ESTBID & Downtown Restaurants join forces with Habitat for HumanityOn August 2nd, Habitat for Humanity Day will be observed in New Rochelle, culminating that evening with the screening of the BIDs Movie Under the Stars free outdoors movie on Library Green at 8:45 PM. The feature film is Night at the Museum.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=40http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=40Mon, 16 Jul 2007 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle "Sister City Initiative" kicks off tomorrowNEW 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=48http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=48Sun, 08 Jul 2007 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle BID Jazz on Library GreenWhen 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. ...http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=47http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=47Fri, 06 Jul 2007 00:00:00 ESTA new look taking hold in New Rochelle storefrontsAs 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=39http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=39Wed, 27 Jun 2007 00:00:00 ESTNew 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."http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=37http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=37Sat, 16 Jun 2007 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle Library kicks off "One City, One Book" on SundayOn 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=38http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=38Sun, 27 May 2007 00:00:00 ESTBID and PTA Council announce End of School Year Celebration Lets 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=35http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=35Fri, 11 May 2007 00:00:00 ESTMoving on Up: Trump Tower Draws Local TenantsThe view from Larchmont and Mamaroneck west was suddenly transformed last year when two of New Rochelles 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=36http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=36Thu, 10 May 2007 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle Becomes First Major Downtown in Westchester with WiFi Wireless NetworkNew 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).http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=23http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=23Tue, 09 Jan 2007 00:00:00 ESTNew Restaurants Fulfill New Rochelle's High HopesIf you build it, they will come. Thats what the pundits said a decade ago about New Rochelles 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=25http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=25Sat, 16 Dec 2006 00:00:00 ESTMardi Gras Comes to Downtown New RochelleHabitat 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.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=34http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=34Tue, 12 Dec 2006 00:00:00 ESTNew Restaurant Reviewshttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=29http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=29Wed, 22 Nov 2006 00:00:00 ESTThanksgiving Day Parade Annual Thanksgiving Parade a Great Successhttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=24http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=24Tue, 14 Nov 2006 00:00:00 ESTDowntown is Looking UpDowntown has arrived. The level of confidence about Downtown New Rochelle among developers, investors, home buyers and businesses is soaring. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=14http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=14Thu, 05 Oct 2006 00:00:00 ESTBID Family Saturday Kick-Off a SuccessThe 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=46http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=46Sat, 30 Sep 2006 00:00:00 ESTBID Matches Promise with PerformanceEmilio 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=20http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=20Mon, 04 Sep 2006 00:00:00 ESTWanted: New Jewels for the Queen CityPanel seeks more upscale stores for New Rochellehttp://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=19http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=19Mon, 04 Sep 2006 00:00:00 ESTYankees Rivera Opens Restaurant DowntownTo the cheers of fans and foodies, New York Yankees closing pitcher Mariano Rivera opened...http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=6http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=6Wed, 09 Aug 2006 00:00:00 ESTVirtual Business Incubator Aids Downtown EntrepreneursSeveral downtown businesses will participate in a two-year pilot program as the citys first Virtual Business Incubator, sponsored by the BID and Monroe College...http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=3http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=3Tue, 01 Aug 2006 00:00:00 EST"WIFI" Arrives DowntownNew Rochelle is joining cities, such as Philadelphia, San Francisco and Paris...http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=2http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=2Tue, 01 Aug 2006 00:00:00 ESTMayor Envisions "New City"In his State-of-the-City address on March 16, 2006, Mayor Noam Bramson predicted dramatic changes in New Rochelle...http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=18http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=18Sun, 02 Jul 2006 00:00:00 ESTTrump Promotes New RochelleDeveloper Donald Trump says what weve known for some time, "New Rochelle offers a rare quality of life."http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=17http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=17Sun, 02 Jul 2006 00:00:00 ESTCurtain Shop gets faceliftWhat better way to spend your30th anniversary than with a facelift, or more accurately a peel.http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=53http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=53Sun, 09 Apr 2006 00:00:00 ESTLofts Launched on MainThanks 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. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=9http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=9Fri, 03 Mar 2006 00:00:00 ESTSome of the Best of Westchester here in New Ro Each year Westchester Magazine lists their picks for Best of Westchester. http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=10http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=10Thu, 01 Dec 2005 00:00:00 ESTQueen City of the Sound polishes her crown http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=50http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=50Mon, 22 Aug 2005 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle Wants the High-EndWhite Plains is no longer the only player when it comes to attracting the dollars of affluent apartment renters...http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=11http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=11Sun, 07 Aug 2005 00:00:00 ESTEcho Bay Developers Narrowed Down to 5New Rochelle officials have narrowed to five the number of developers they will consider...http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=13http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=13Mon, 27 Jun 2005 00:00:00 ESTNew Rochelle Condo Wins SupportNearly 600 new luxury condominium apartments are in the works for downtown New Rochelle...http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=12http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=12Mon, 27 Jun 2005 00:00:00 ESTCapelli Raises New Rochelle Bet to 1 BillionLouis R. Cappelli is raising his stake in downtown New Rochelle to $1 billion with the start of construction of one apartment tower...http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=15http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=15Mon, 09 May 2005 00:00:00 ESTCity Property Raises InterestAfter decades spent begging developers to look at its empty downtown lots, the city suddenly finds itself being courted by builders... http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=16http://www.newrochelledowntown.com/news/?article=16Mon, 31 Jan 2005 00:00:00 EST