What is an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)?
An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is a document that impartially analyzes the full range of potential significant adverse environmental impacts of a proposed action and how those impacts can be avoided or minimized.
What is the purpose of an EIS?
An EIS provides a means for agencies to give early consideration to environmental factors, and assists in the balancing of environmental issues with social and economic considerations in planning and decision making. The EIS systematically considers the full range of potential
environmental impacts, along with other aspects of project planning and design. The EIS must identify and analyze significant adverse environmental impacts; evaluate alternatives to avoid one or more of those impacts; and discuss mitigation measures which could minimize identified impacts. EIS procedures also provide the means for public review and comment about a proposed action.
Who prepares an EIS?
A draft EIS may be prepared either by the project sponsor or applicant, or by the lead agency. It is most common for the applicant or project sponsor to prepare the draft EIS.
What is scoping?Read more
Greg Varian…..35 Sidney Street.
Good Evening- Mayor – Members of Council
I’m here tonight to speak about Iona’s dorm proposal. When I last spoke to Council on January 12th - before your vote to amend the zoning for this part of North Avenue---Zoning that rejects the possibility of 10 story buildings and encourages mixed use development----retail below----housing/office above, I expressed my dismay that Iona would be proposing a new dormitory on it’s already densely developed CR-1 zoned parcel fronting on North Avenue which contradicts the very height and density restrictions being imposed on every other property owner. I pleaded with you to explore any and all options whereby the needs of Iona and those of our city could be addressed together for the mutual benefit of us all.
Iona’s latest dorm proposal is wrong for so many reasons.Read more
Iona is proposing the construction of a new 10-story residence hall consisting of approximately 93,434 square feet and housing approximately 393 students. The residence hall would be constructed on the site of an existing parking lot on the Iona College West Campus, adjacent to the existing Loftus residence hall.
The residence hall would include 110 units, organized into two-unit suites with shared living space and bathroom. The ground floor would include the security desk and residence units. The project would also include 16 surface parking spaces.
A Public Scoping Session will be held Thursday December 9, 2010 at 7:00PM in City Council Chambers.
For additional information, contact the Department of Development at (914) 654-2185
Some guy from the development office is explaining the process of how an Environmental Impact Study occurs over time.
Scoping is optional, a way for City to get input (lead agency is City Council)
people have 10 days to submit written comments.Read more
This Thursday, December 9th, we will be holding our quarterly coalition meeting. This meeting is open to the public and we welcome new members. The meeting will be at New Rochelle High School in Room 222 from 11:45am to 1:15pm.
We will be previewing our new public service announcement “The Real Me”, our new guerilla media projects, the upcoming Family University event, our Operation Storefront initiative which deals with alcohol and tobacco advertising in local stores and much more. Please join us and help us make New Rochelle a place with healthy kids and healthy families!Read more
December 5th brought hundreds of volunteers and contributors together to make the latest Care Package Drive a resounding success. Over 1200 boxes were filled with supplies and treats to help bring the homefront just a little bit closer to many servicemen and women who serve our Nation during this holiday season. Alongside the organized chaos of sorting and packing of the boxes, a cluster of tables provided adults and children alike a haven to express words of support and thanks as they happily filled out holiday cards and composed letters with a personal touch.Read more
Celebrate the Holidays Downtown with Lights, the Nutcracker, Crafts, Music and Family Events
Start this special month with Father Francis Maurice, Rabbi Amiel Wohl and Reverend Allen Weaver welcoming Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanza with benedictions and song at the always popular Holiday Lighting at Memorial Plaza. Santa Claus will make a special guest appearance and then move to New Roc City on weekends where Santa will hear children’s holiday wishes and for family photos.
Don’t let your children miss the Downtown performances of Ballet Atlantic’s 36th Annual Nutcracker Ballet. Older holiday revelers can join New Rochelle’s renown jazz musician Brian Carter and his Trio at an open Holiday Jazz Jam at McKiernan’s Lawton Street Tavern.Read more
The Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle in cooperation with the City of New Rochelle and the BID is happy to sponsor the Holiday Lighting ceremony at Main Street and Memorial Highway. The event will start at 5:30 PM at Memorial Plaza.
Santa has agreed to fly down from the North Pole for our lighting ceremony so bring the kids!
In addition the Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle will be having a Holiday Party at the Radisson Hotel following the Lighting Cermony and everyone is invited.
Price is $25.00 pp (includes food; cash bar at Happy Hour prices). Please respond to Eli Gordon.
Join us for a wonderful holiday celebration and networking.
Holiday Lighting Poster courtesy of Brad Spear.Read more
Keep Ithaca always in your mind
Arriving there is what you are destined for.
But do not hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
So you are old by the time you reach the island,
Wealthy with all you have gained on the way,
Not expecting Ithaca to make you rich.
Ithaca gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you would not have set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.
And if you find her poor, Ithaca won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you have become, so full of experience,
You will have understood by then what these Ithacas mean.
On Thanksgiving Day, the Interreligious Council of New Rochelle held its annual Community Thanksgiving Service. The service rotates among the various congregations with this year’s service being held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 10 Mill Road at the very northern extent of North Avenue. The service was broadcast live on WVOX-1460 AM with guest commentator Dino Yotides and will be telecast via tape delay on the local cable channel 75.
The Interreligious Council was founded in 1975 by Rabbi Amiel Wohl of Temple Israel, the late Rev. Peter Kyriakos of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, and the late Sister Dorothy Ann Kelly of the College of New Rochelle as a way to bridge divides in the rather diverse Queen City. The Thanksgiving service highlights its activities and the service has grown to encompass most of the religious institutions in New Rochelle.Read more