At a recent New Rochelle City Council meeting, newly-seated Council Member Ivar Hayden caused New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson to visibly squirm in his seat by mentioning a recent New York Times article during a discussion of Forest City/Ratner's MOU for Echo Bay. For those who missed it, Times reporter Michael Powell documents the many crooked twists and turns by which various Forest City/Ratner projects have been advanced by corrupt politicians and the convictions obtained by the U.S. Attorney. Yonkers is up next.
Last week, the lobbyist Richard Lipsky stood in a courtroom to acknowledge bribe-making. His partner in crime, Carl Kruger, the former state senator and a Brooklyn Democrat, had taken his tear-soaked turn two weeks earlier. They face years in prison.
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Wayne Schaffel has been named Sales & Marketing Director at Wii Limo in New Rochelle, NY. Schaffel, who has more than 20 years of diverse marketing, public relations and sales experience has been brought in to spearhead the company’s aggressive expansion plans.
According to Yves Dorvil, president of Wii Limo, the company has not only survived the past several years, but maintained a slow and steady growth. “We now have a fleet of a dozen vehicles, and with the economy improving, it is time for us to reach the next level and Wayne has the track record to make that happen,” Dorvil said.
Schaffel has held a variety of positions during his career including stints at PR firms in New York and Philadelphia and marketing positions at casinos in Atlantic City, Las Vegas and Laughlin, NV. He also ran his own marketing firm, Public Relations Network, for several years. “I’m looking forward to this new opportunity helping to further establish Wii Limo as the preeminent transportation company in Westchester County.”Read more
New Rochelle, NY -- The renowned chef Bill Rosenberg has been named Executive Chef of the Radisson Hotel New Rochelle. In his new position, Rosenberg will lend his culinary talents to create delicious cuisine for weddings, banquets and other catered events at the hotel as well as for the new in-house restaurant, currently under renovation, which will be re-branded and re-launched as NoMa Social in the spring. The new cuisine in the new restaurant will be Mediterranean style.
Previously, Rosenberg served as executive chef/owner for F.I.S.H. Restaurant in Port Chester where he earned extensive critical praise including the New York Times food critic M.H. Reed who wrote the “food is off the hook;” voted “Hot Chefs to Watch” by The Journal News; voted Westchester Magazine’s “Best of Westchester” multiple times; earned a Zagat rating as one of the top seafood houses in American among other accolades. He was also executive chef for other top restaurants including Two Moons in Port Chester.Read more
I believe that it is time for all of us throughout the City to come together and support our local busate corporations atRWinesses. They are a vanishing breed, but if we commit to affirmatively working to advance their cause, we might be able to do some positive work for the City, its small business community, and begin a long neglected process of working towards a common goal.Read more
TONIGHT January 14th 2012, Westchester County Center. Doors Open at 4pm and the First bout is at 5pm.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
The New Rochelle Industrial Development Agency approved a request from Capelli Enterprises to modify their agreement with regard to Trump Plaza of New Rochelle, clearing the way for a deal with Sound Shore Medical Center to lease 23,000 square feet in the largely vacant space on the first two floors of the building.
The lower two floors comprise 140,000 square feet of space. The New York Sports Club has leased 45,000 square feet. With final negotiations underway with Sound Shore Medical Center for 23,000 square feet and a second potential tenant considering 11,000 square feet, the day when Trump Plaza's lower two floors would be more than 50% occupied is now visible on the horizon.Read more
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If you mention Talk of the Sound before Christmas, Henry and Heather will offer you a nice discount on your entire purchase. Be sure to mention Talk of the Sound.
In the video, Henry demonstrates what he calls "The Greatest Christmas Tree Stand Ever!"
Watch the video and find out why…and be sure to listen for "Luigi".Read more