I just got a request about a casting call for a home renovation/makeover show in the NYC area where they would like to cast someone from the New Rochelle area to be in the show. In the show they are going to be remodeling/remaking one room (for free) so if you have a room in your home that just doesn't quite fit.
They want someone who has a great home with one problematic room they can't quite figure out. The uglier the room, the better.
Below is the actual casting call:
Have you ever wanted to be one of those lucky people who get a home makeover on national television?
Do you (or someone you know) have a bland or boring room? Does it not reflect your personality or style? Does it fill you with shame? We're looking for unique and interesting homeowners, who have a boring room they'd like to see transformed.
Next time, maybe try a clothes line.
New Rochelle firefighters, responding to a report of the smell of smoke in a house on Friday, received no response after knocking loudly on the front door at 110 Chauncey Avenue. Following protocol they broke down the door to gain access to the consternation of a person in the home who, for reasons still not clear, failed to respond to the loud pounding on the door to their house.
A confrontation ensued. Additional police, including the Critical Incident Unit, were called to the scene but the matter was resolved.Read more
In the New York Times, Social Q's columnist Philip Galanes takes a question from a New Rochelle teen.
I am a 15-year-old girl. At Thanksgiving, and every other time we meet, my father’s friend makes a big joke about how little I know about current events. (Really funny, right?) I wish I was interested in the news, but I’m not. I like music, TV and celebrity magazines like other kids my age. What can I do to shut him up?
Steffi, New Rochelle, N.Y.
For Galanes response, click here.Read more
A reader sends along photos and a note:
Today, 10/15/2011, while I was with my friend at Davenport Park in New Rochelle, we noticed a dead carcass laying on rocks. The tide appeared to be low. This carcass resembles "The Montauk Monster" from 2008. This carcass may still be laying on the rocks if the tide has not already carried it away.