Talk of the Sound's article on the Verni brothers adaptive reuse of the Mamaroneck Train Station was featured in a recent Green Roundup on PreservationNation, the Official Blog of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. John and Chris Verni are from New Rochelle.
The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, provides leadership, education, advocacy, and resources to save America's diverse historic places and revitalize our communities.
Notable board members include former First Lady Laura Bush and actress Diane Keaton.
Recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Trust was founded in 1949, and now has more than 300,000 members and supporters nationwide. Staff at the Washington, D.C., headquarters, field offices and 29 historic sites work with members from coast to coast, and with thousands of preservation groups in all 50 states.Read more
Winning medals at ACF (American Culinary Federation) competitions for the Monroe College culinary teams is almost like picking up chocolates and popping them into your mouth. After ten more were earned at the New York State Championships held at SUNY Delhi on March 17, the Monroe total for the academic year (which is not over yet!) is nearing one hundred.
At Delhi the Monroe varsity culinarians earned five ACF gold medals (worth 36.2 points) and the Junior Varsity team finished with five silver medals (worth 34 points).
The lead judge of the competition, Chef Louis Perrotte noted that the top three teams in the competition (Delhi, CIA, Monroe) scored higher than any of the other competing states and regional championships outside of New York.
“This is the most difficult place to win a state championship and any one of the top three finishing teams would be a strong contender to compete at the Nationals,” he said.Read more
A terrific new Brazilian Barbecue luncheonette at 496 Main Street, at the intersection with Lawton Street, is adding still more international flair to the downtown dining experience in New Rochelle. br Brothers on Main offers authentic Churrasco meats including skirt steaks, beef ribs, pork loin and sirloin steak as well as regional side dishes including plantains, rice and beans and yuca. In a word, the food is "saboroso" or "tasty and delicious".
A lunch buffet, priced by the pound, offers a great way to sample the various meats and side dishes. Don't miss the Passion Fruit Mousse for dessert.
The brothers behind br Brothers on Main are John and Rafael De Freitas. John previously worked as the manager at Posto 22 on Division Street.Read more
Last week asked the question, Who is Sean Driscoll?, noting that Sean Driscoll is a name listed with Dun & Bradsteet as associated with WVOX.
Talk of the Sound readers had the answer. One provided a high level of detail:
I first met Sean Driscoll about 46 years ago, when I was working at WVOX, when it was then part of the "Herald Tribune Radio Network", which consisted of WVOX-AM and WGHQ-FM in Kingston (NY) WVIP-FM in Mt. Kisco (NY), and WPAT-FM in Patterson (NJ).
In those days, the WVOX offices and studios were in the Pershing Square Building, what most people now call the "K" building (Kaufman). I guess I was about 17 at the time, and as I remember, Sean was about 15. He was a good kid, very intelligent with big dreams - as I suppose we all had, at that age. After a couple of years, I moved on, but Sean stayed on, as I recall, a few years more. I think he worked finally for a few years selling airtime.
Get on board and get active. If the following questions are answered YES, then you need to Save the Armory because the possibilities there are endless.
1. Do you want a Community Center in New Rochelle to cater to children, teens, seniors, educators and Veterans?
2. Do you want a Performing Arts Center in New Rochelle where you could enjoy concerts and a vast variety of entertainment?Read more
(New Rochelle, NY) -- The hunt for the perfect Easter Brunch has ended. Look no further than the Radisson Hotel New Rochelle at 1 Radisson Plaza, New Rochelle. On Easter Sunday, April 8, Executive Chef Bill Rosenberg will offer a mouth watering menu for the entire family. Rosenberg, who owned and operated F.I.S.H. in Port Chester, is Executive Chef at NoMa Social, the hotel’s trendy new restaurant scheduled to open in late April.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
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