NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- If you want unique hand crafted jewelry, stylish vintage clothing, or modern furniture, come to downtown New Rochelle.
Among new businesses opening downtown are three unique boutiques:
Just Funki, a jewel of a jewelry store owned by gifted artist Rhonda Hamilton opened at 37 Division Street (in Avalon on the Sound East). More.
Sweet Preserves, a designer focused vintage clothing and jewelry store owned by designer and stylist Amy Coleman opened at 543 Main Street (Consign It on Main). More
City Life Concepts, a trendy contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories store owned by New York City furniture company CEO Harvey Jones opened at 41 Lawton Street. More.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The 16-piece steelband orchestra, five-time champion of the prestigious Panorama competition, performs an astounding array of musical selections – from Caribbean to jazz, R&B, popular and rap on steel drums.
The Brooklyn-based group of young people have a special combination of musical excellence and dynamic drive, together with the pannists’ direct musical and blood lineage as children and grandchildren of the legendary members of Steel Orchestras such as Desperadoes, All Stars and Renegades – bring a legitimacy and fiery edge to their performances.
The outdoor concert is held on Library Green, in the heart of downtown New Rochelle (Huguenot & Lawton Streets) In the event of rain, the concert moves indoors to the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library, on a first-come, first-served basis to the capacity of the 145-seat theater, beginning at 6:30 pm.Read more
The sounds of the seven-piece Latin Grupo Vibe will transform New Rochelle’s Library Green into a festive dance party on the evening of Thursday, July 19, as the popular BID Music on the Green series kicks-off its summer 2012 season in downtown New Rochelle. Three free concerts, beginning at 7:00 pm, will be sponsored by New Rochelle Downtown Business Improvement District (BID) on consecutive Thursday evenings.
“The BID is delighted to host this enormously popular concert series,” said Ralph DiBart, Executive Director of the New Rochelle BID. “Whether you enjoy dancing – or just listening, you are guaranteed a truly pleasurable evening of fabulous music and cool breezes. A double bonus – there are plenty of excellent restaurants nearby to sample before or after the show.”Read more
A plate glass window at the I.B. Cohen store at 525 Main Street in downtown New Rochelle was smashed overnight.
The store window was smashed previously during a melee involving a group of New Rochelle High School students, some of them armed with knives, fought in the street on October 16, 2007. In that incident three teens were injured and two arrested.
I.B. Cohen is a family-owned men's clothing store that has been in New Rochelle for 124 years.Read more
***TALK OF THE SOUND EXCLUSIVE***
Patrick Clark, an electrician working in the Buildings & Grounds department for the New Rochelle Board of Education was arrested by the Westchester County DA's office for proposing various sexual acts he would like to engage in with what he believed to be a 15-year old girl. The "girl" was an undercover Criminal Investigator working for the Westchester County District Attorney.
Sources tell Talk of the sound that Patrick Clark was sent home from work by supervisor Anthony Rigos after the district learned of the arrest which, sources say, took place over the weekend. After Talk of the Sound inquired about the word of an arrest yesterday afternoon, the DA's office released an official statement this morning.
Patrick J. Clark was hired April 1st, 2005. As of March 31, 2011 his salary was $87,213,
Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore announced today that Patrick Clark, 42, of 50 Highland Avenue, New Rochelle, New York, has been arraigned on a Felony Complaint charging him with one count of Attempted Disseminating Indecent Material to Minors, in the First Degree, a class “E” Felony.
According to a statement released by the DA's office, between April 5th, 2012 and May 8th, 2012, an investigator from the Westchester County District Attorneys office, while acting in an undercover capacity, assumed the “role” of a fifteen year old female and engaged in a series of “chat” conversations with the defendant via an internet chat room.
The undercover made it clear to defendant that “she” was a fifteen years old girl. The defendant discussed specific sexual acts, in which he would like to engage with the "15 year old girl" including digital penetration, oral sex and sexual intercourse.
Clark is the fourth school district employee arrested since 2009. Jose Martinez was arrested in 2011 on charges related to repeatedly raping a student at Isaac E. Young Middle School. Dianna Wessel was arrested in 2010 after refusing to take a breathalyzer and drug test after crashing her vehicle into three parked vehicles and then flipping her own vehicle. Vito Costa was arrested in 2009 in charges related to working a no-show job in the Buildings & Grounds department.Read more
The downtown of New Rochelle changed how people park and pay for parking on Monday morning.The city installed 25 new meter friendly meters.
The new meters except credit cards,debit cards ,and nickels,dimes and quarters.
The city is testing meters from 3 different companies,in all 75 meters will be put to the test in the downtown for 3 months.
Please let Talk Of The Sound know how you like or dislike the meters?
Correction-- The new meters that have been installed only except quarters sorry for the error.
CBS 2 News reporter Lou Young reports from downtown New Rochelle on pawn shops opening in Westchester County.Read more