September/October 2011
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Enjoy Fall Downtown!

School has started which means the return of our popular free BID Family Days. Start the season with our kick-off Global Gala extravaganza this Saturday, Sept. 24th from 12:30 to 5pm—a celebration of cultural diversity through music, movement and crafts. And don't forget the annual NRCA New Rochelle Arts Fest on September 24th and 25th, with more venues and two trolleys!

Mark your calendars for our BID Fun Fall Festival with Window Painting and Mask Making on October 22nd and our Merchant's Urchins Parade and Pumpkin Painting on October 29th.

Downtown’s New Rochelle Prescription Center, a locally owned independent pharmacy, is celebrating 30 years of service by offering the community a free Diabetes Well Day at Monroe’s Athletic Center on Thurs. Sept. 29th from 10am to 2pm. Stop by to learn more about the signs and symptoms of diabetes and the free glucose monitoring program offered by Pharmacist Pat Patel. MORE »


 

We Are More Than
“Clean Streets”

One of the New Rochelle BID’s most popular initiatives—the BID Clean Streets Program—has become not only a crucial program to keep the retail district clean and attractive for residents and shoppers, but so much more.

The program, jointly sponsored by the BID and the City of New Rochelle, maintains a full time uniformed crew of five employees, a working supervisor, and a deputy supervisor who pick up litter downtown seven days a week helping to keep sidewalks, public spaces, and parking areas clean of debris. The BID crew also undertakes light landscaping responsibilities such as weeding in the summer and, in the fall, leaf removal. During the warm weather months, several weekday mornings are dedicated to power washing downtown sidewalks and the stairwells at the Church-Division parking facility. They also keep crosswalks, storm drains and fire hydrants free of snow in the winter. MORE »
BUSINESS REVIEW
Retro Fitness
by Michelle Sullivan

Michelle Sullivan, a Larchmont resident is a big fan of Retro Fitness New Rochelle. As a busy mother of three children, ages one through five, she needs a fitness club that can accommodate her very hectic schedule. She has been a Larchmont resident for 18 years, originally hailing from Bronx, N.Y. She is an active member of the PTA, and enjoys raising awareness for a variety of worthy causes such as Autism, ADHD and Breast Cancer

Like most people I know, to stay fit and healthy I need to work out regularly. However, in order to get me into the gym on a regular basis, I need a health club that meets my standards for equipment, convenience, cleanliness, staffing, an inviting setting, and the two most important qualities, affordable prices and hours that accommodate the hectic schedule of an active mom with three children. MORE »