If the Mayor were to be as realistic and honest generally as he is in this article, In the Eye of the Beholder: How Perceptions of New Rochelle Vary he might find he would get more respect around the City from those who disagree with this vision for New Rochelle. He would certainly get more respect from Talk of the Sound.
The Mayor begins:
Within the span of a couple of days, I came across two very different portrayals of New Rochelle in the media. The first is a column by Phil Reisman of the Journal-News, occasioned by the fire at Union Baptist Church. The second is an article from Westchester Magazine that profiles 19 new restaurants, including two in New Rochelle, Alvin & Friends and Cienega.