Today is a good day for me; let me call it properly a day to celebrate life and remember what the New Rochelle I knew so well not that many years ago, exists though struggling to survive.
I turned up at our neighborhood health club, Retrofit, the beautiful managed and maintained facility that is dedicated to the community in terms of rates and quality. I picked my way through garbage, smiled benevolently at the beggars and street people, and entered the facility.
Marion Bordona (sic) was there working with a client and the facility had a fair representation of the true diversity of New Rochelle. People of both sexes, a range of ages, all ethnicities were there, working out and enjoying each others company, but working out.