County Executive Robert P. Astorino said today that the time was right for Westchester to seek out private developers to create a research and development complex aimed at supporting the county’s growing medical and bio-tech industries on 60 acres of the county-owned Grasslands Reservation in Valhalla.
“This is a jobs-creating initiative with multiple benefits,” Astorino said. “It will strengthen Westchester’s growing medical and bio-technology industries and in so doing, improve the county’s economic foundation and future competitiveness.”
Specifically, the county is issuing a request for qualifications, or RFQ, to developers who are interested in the property. Known as the North 60, the property is adjacent to the Westchester Medical Center, sitting on 60 acres of undeveloped land on the northern portion of the 512-acre Grasslands Reservation.Read more
Cablevision has sent out an email to customers warning them to expect television interference due to a phenomenon known as "sun outages" in the coming days. The say these outages occur twice a year, during the spring and fall.
This spring they will occur between March 1st and March 9th. Initially, interference will occur on a few stations for 5 to 6 minutes, starting on March 1st but then impact all stations, peaking at 11 to 12 minutes on March 5th then diminishing to 7 to 8 minutes on March 8th before ending on March 9th.Read more
William Launder is reporting on Gannett's future business plan in in the Wall Street Journal: Gannett Outlines Revitalization Plan
Gannett executives said they would begin charging for local, online news content through a new content management system. Readers will be able to view a limited number of articles before being requested to pay for content. In its print operations, Gannett said single copy prices would increase by 30% to 100%.
The new online fee structure is similar to that adopted by The New York Times.
Talk of the Sound Poll: Would you pay a fee to access LoHud.com?Read more
When CVS came before the New Rochelle Zoning Board of Appeals, the company promised to put up surveillance video cameras outside their location at 222 North Avenue. Had they done so they might have been able to help police identify the vandals who spray painted various walls and doors in downtown New Rochelle over the holiday weekend.
There is now graffiti on the CVS, the carpet store, the wall in the Library parking lot and the New Rochelle library.Read more
The old adage in real estate is location, location, location. Well, for the purposes of future development in New Rochelle, it should be parking, parking, parking.
The parking situation in downtown New Rochelle is woeful. Since 1995 we have lost about half of our on street parking inventory and consolidated into the New Roc lot which is difficult to access and not centrally located. Recently my wife and I went out to eat at Alvin & Friends. It was fantastic but we had to park at the HSBC lot next door and risk having our car towed. A few weeks later we went to Bar Taco in Port Chester and had no trouble at all parking in their enormous and free parking lot that parallels the main strip downtown.Read more
New Rochelle, NY (February 16, 2012) The Radisson Hotel New Rochelle has won a prestigious award for renovation excellence in recognition of the significant investment it made last year in upgrading its facilities. Representatives from the only full-service hotel in lower Westchester were on hand today at the annual Carlson Global Hotel Business Conference, Atlantis Hotel, Paradise Island, Bahamas, to receive the honor. Carlson, the parent company of Radisson, is one of the world’s largest hospitality and travel groups.
Thorsten Kirschke, President, Carlson, the Americas, said: “The 2011 award winners are making a difference for our guests, our communities and our company. Each one has earned this distinction by demonstrating a level of enthusiasm and dedication that is an example of the Radisson’s campaign to provide consistently excellent services to all its hotels.”Read more
New Rochelle, NY (January 2012) - Rhonda D. Hausman of New Rochelle has been named General Manager of the Radisson New Rochelle Hotel.
Ms. Hausman brings more than 15 years experience to the Radisson, having worked previously as a General Manager for some of the leading hotel chains in the country including Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield Inn by Marriott.
She has worked at hotels throughout the U.S. including in San Francisco, California; Memphis and Clarksville, Tennessee; Jacksonville and Ocala, Florida; Columbia, Missouri; Paducah, Kentucky and Metropolis, Illinois.
A native of Metropolis, Ms. Hausman holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the Southern Illinois University College of Business and Administration. Prior to entering the hospitality business, she had worked in the banking industry for 15 years.
She is the mother of two daughters, Haley and Hilary, and enjoys going to the movies, spending time with her Jack Russell dog, Jessie Olivia, traveling and making new friends.Read more
New Rochelle, NY (January 2012) The Radisson Hotel New Rochelle, the only full-service hotel in the New Rochelle and Sound Shore area, recently underwent a $2 million renovation, updating all of its 129 guest rooms, lobby and guest elevators and banquet spaces to reflect a modern, at-home feeling. These improvements have made the hotel, which opened 37 years ago, a boutique-style hotel that has become a model for the Radisson brand. It is one of the first franchised hotels in the world to adopt the Radisson’s new brand initiative.Read more