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
Bob Marrone may not be getting that invitation to Mayor Noam Bramson's holiday party come December after weighing in on the reality of crime in New Rochelle.
Despite his best efforts to sugarcoat the message, the message is clear. According to Marrone, New Rochelle residents are afraid and have good right to be: "residents are on edge…multiple armed attacks…denial…indicative of a reality we rarely talk about…tough, even dangerous, neighborhoods…do not yet give one the sense of security that we would like…inner city problems…gang activity."
Marrone posits several reasons why the recent spate of violent robberies in New Rochelle has gotten media attention over the past few weeks while ignoring the most obvious reason: Talk of the Sound.Read more
Downtown New Rochelle business and property owners participating in the New Rochelle BID Energy Savings Program with Con Edison are collectively saving more than $100,000 annually on their electric bills. They are doing this by reducing their energy consumption by more than 625,000 kilowatt hours, equivalent to more than ninety (90) average households’ annual energy consumption and to almost a million (1,000,000) fewer pounds of CO2 emissions. In addition, they are accomplishing these energy savings while improving the quality of their lighting and extending the life span of their equipment, lowering replacements costs.Read more
Hundreds of members of the Communication Workers of America came to New Rochelle last night to send a tongue-in-cheek "Happy Valentine's Day" greeting to Hugh B. Price, an Independent Director on the Verizon corporate board who resides in New Rochelle, NY.
In addition to sitting on the Verizon Board of Directors, Price is a professor at Princeton University, Nonresident Senior Fellow at The Brookings Institution and an Independent Director at Metlife. His direct compensation from Verizon in 2010 was $130,000 in fees and an additional $130,000 in stock awards.
CWA 1103 along with 1105 and retirees protested outside of Price's home on Trenor Drive with this message "No More Sweet Heart Deals for Verizon Executives".
Happy Valentine's Day Hugh Price
Accompanied by a young, vibrant, and outgoing staff Blackboard Pizza Shop has opened in a great location at 628 North Avenue in New Rochelle across from the CVS Pharmacy and just south of Iona College and will have its Grand Opening Ceremony on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 11:30 AM.
The chefs from the French Culinary Institute in NYC have developed an eclectic mouth watering menu in a well designed layout. You can see the staff preparing the dishes in an open atmosphere that’s fun to watch.
Blackboard is an attempt to keep the real purpose in eating. The title Blackboard comes from their theory that an eatery should be a living, breathing, and ever changing entity. Staging the menu on blackboards grants great culinary flexibility, and keeps the customer excited while providing the best fresh and seasonal dishes.
They take a typical off-campus eatery, and apply a fresh angle and mindset to completely mesh with the young market and surrounding neighborhoods. Blackboard has woven a twist on an outdated formula for the “college town” pizzeria, accompanied by a young, vibrant, and outgoing staff.Read more