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New Rochelle Artist Colony

July 25, 2012 - 16:34
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“Toast of The Town"
Norman Rockwell, J.C. Leyendecker, Frederic Remington, and the Artists of New Rochelle.”
~ On view through October 27th ~

Ten years ago this show of evocative works by the Art Colony of New Rochelle during the 1910’s, 1920’s and 1930’s helped remind the country of a once vibrant source of story telling in America, before the age of radio and television.

Unfortunately, very few people in New Rochelle, where all of this art was created, had a chance to view that outstanding exhibit. Unless of course they decided to drive the two and a half hours to Stockbridge, Mass. on a fall weekend, and pay the admission price to The Norman Rockwell Museum to see it.

In 1913 at the age of nineteen, after studying at the newly formed Art Students League in Manhattan, Norman Rockwell settled down in New Rochelle with his first real job; Art editor of “Boy’s Life”.

Can New Rochelle's Echo Bay Development Pass The Smell Test?

February 28, 2012 - 23:41
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EchoBaySite

This ongoing debate concerning New Rochelle's "wonderful" opportunity to build luxury condos on prime waterfront property, where the city now houses it's D.P.W., brings this thought to mind: Could we all please get a little more real about this so called "prime waterfront" down there? I mean, are you kidding? From the satellite image below you can see the acres of prime mud flats at low-tide, which happens like clockwork twice a day. You couldn't get a rowboat out to the harbor from the end of the city's property. However, as you can see, you could easily walk from a parked city garbage truck to the dock at the end of Sutton Manor Rd. without getting your feet wet.

It's a tidal marsh lapping up against the rear of the city yard, if it's anything.

Ah yes, it's true. At high tide and from the proper angle looking exactly straight out past Tank Island, past Sedge Island, scanning over the masts and boats in the New Rochelle Harbor, one's eyes do come to rest on the horizon line of the Sound with Long Island in the distance.

From Over The Border

February 06, 2011 - 00:02

Like the song says, “It’s just forty-five minutes from Broadway” but make sure you go to the bathroom before you leave by train for the city, cause you won’t find one at the Station. That’s the sad new reality for the 7th largest city in the state. Not enough in the kitty to keep a toilet at the Metro-North station up and running, “But hey, take a gander at this terrific skyline we have over here, you can see it from the Throgs Neck bridge! and by god that’s an authentic “Trump” tower, did ya’ know that? And how ‘bout those cool plans for the Post Office block and the waterfront behind the Armory? Whadda’ ya’ mean what’s an Armory? It’s an armory.” Of course my view of New Rochelle is from across the border here in Larchmont, but my mom and dad’s families are from Broadview, and Faneuil Place, Iona Prep, Holy Family, and The Ursuline School. I bought my Converse high-tops at Allen’s when it was on Huguenot and my clothes from Arnold Constable and Paul Scott’s. Proctor’s (up the stairs to the balcony) on Saturday nights. My grandmother took me to Schraft’s for lunch for a good report card and I skated on Twin Lakes in front of the High school long before the big fire in ’68.

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New Rochelle Artist Colony

NewRoArtColony455

“Toast of The Town"
Norman Rockwell, J.C. Leyendecker, Frederic Remington, and the Artists of New Rochelle.”
~ On view through October 27th ~

Ten years ago this show of evocative works by the Art Colony of New Rochelle during the 1910’s, 1920’s and 1930’s helped remind the country of a once vibrant source of story telling in America, before the age of radio and television.

Unfortunately, very few people in New Rochelle, where all of this art was created, had a chance to view that outstanding exhibit. Unless of course they decided to drive the two and a half hours to Stockbridge, Mass. on a fall weekend, and pay the admission price to The Norman Rockwell Museum to see it.

In 1913 at the age of nineteen, after studying at the newly formed Art Students League in Manhattan, Norman Rockwell settled down in New Rochelle with his first real job; Art editor of “Boy’s Life”.

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Can New Rochelle's Echo Bay Development Pass The Smell Test?

EchoBaySite

This ongoing debate concerning New Rochelle's "wonderful" opportunity to build luxury condos on prime waterfront property, where the city now houses it's D.P.W., brings this thought to mind: Could we all please get a little more real about this so called "prime waterfront" down there? I mean, are you kidding? From the satellite image below you can see the acres of prime mud flats at low-tide, which happens like clockwork twice a day. You couldn't get a rowboat out to the harbor from the end of the city's property. However, as you can see, you could easily walk from a parked city garbage truck to the dock at the end of Sutton Manor Rd. without getting your feet wet.

It's a tidal marsh lapping up against the rear of the city yard, if it's anything.

Ah yes, it's true. At high tide and from the proper angle looking exactly straight out past Tank Island, past Sedge Island, scanning over the masts and boats in the New Rochelle Harbor, one's eyes do come to rest on the horizon line of the Sound with Long Island in the distance.

Read more

From Over The Border

Like the song says, “It’s just forty-five minutes from Broadway” but make sure you go to the bathroom before you leave by train for the city, cause you won’t find one at the Station. That’s the sad new reality for the 7th largest city in the state. Not enough in the kitty to keep a toilet at the Metro-North station up and running, “But hey, take a gander at this terrific skyline we have over here, you can see it from the Throgs Neck bridge! and by god that’s an authentic “Trump” tower, did ya’ know that? And how ‘bout those cool plans for the Post Office block and the waterfront behind the Armory? Whadda’ ya’ mean what’s an Armory? It’s an armory.” Of course my view of New Rochelle is from across the border here in Larchmont, but my mom and dad’s families are from Broadview, and Faneuil Place, Iona Prep, Holy Family, and The Ursuline School. I bought my Converse high-tops at Allen’s when it was on Huguenot and my clothes from Arnold Constable and Paul Scott’s. Proctor’s (up the stairs to the balcony) on Saturday nights. My grandmother took me to Schraft’s for lunch for a good report card and I skated on Twin Lakes in front of the High school long before the big fire in ’68.

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