Taking a look through the archives of the New Rochelle Armory website, two stories caught my attention. The first was an editorial wherein former city manager Peter Korn attempts to set the record straight about the deed transfer from the State to the City. Mr Korn asserts the deal was made, in part, for the purpose of "preventing its sale to a private party" (as in Forest City?).Read more
I guess when I look back at my youth I understand like Charles Dickens said, “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times”. I am a baby boomer and I grew up in New Rochelle, NY. We had a more than an adequate City-run Youth Bureau and Department of Recreation with neighborhood-based and city-wide activities and plenty of Boys & Girls Clubs. We had a lot but we still needed an intimate element because the world even then was complicated.
What keeps coming to mind for me today is an experience offered by a private family for a few years between middle school and high school. Today, I call it the out-of-pocket “youth group”. And that’s what it was. It was created by Alice and Clarence Stewart in New Rochelle, NY.Read more
Questions about the relationship between New Rochelle's administration and Echo Bay developer, Forest City Ratner, are nothing new to the readers of this site.Read more
Watch Don McLean: American Troubadour | Childhood Memories on PBS.Read more
From leading abolitionists and suffragists to Broadway stars and television personalities, many prominent women have been a part of New Rochelle’s long and rich history. But many local women should also be recognized as heroines, as they were instrumental in shaping their community through unprecedented acts of charity, steadfast dedication to organizations, and keeping the “home fires burning” during times of war.
For the Friday, March 16th League of Women Voters’ “Coffee and Conversation” at the New Rochelle Public Library, City Historian Barbara Davis will give an illustrated slide presentation describing a few of these remarkable women and their impact on New Rochelle. The free Women’s History Month program runs from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Complimentary coffee and light breakfast fare will be served. For more information, call 632-8254.Read more
Charlotte Magazine has a great article on my wife's cousin with a lot of the history of her uncle Roberto, a childhood friend of Fidel Castro who played a key role in bringing Castro to power and then was forced to go into hiding after breaking with Castro a year after the 1959 Revolution.
Roberto's brother and father-in-law, Mario Suarez, is a long-time resident of New Rochelle.Read more
Click cover image to download a complete PDF of the Westchester Destination Guide 2012
Westchester County announces the publication of the Westchester Destination Guide 2012, the official tourism and travel guide to Westchester County. The 60-page magazine is a valuable resource for visitors and residents alike.
The free guide, printed annually by Westchester County Tourism & Film, is available by contacting the tourism office at (800) 833-9282 or (914) 995-8500 or emailing [email protected]. It may also be picked up at the Westchester County Office Building in White Plains, the Westchester County Airport, county hotels, conference facilities and other information centers throughout the region. To view a digital version, go to www.westchestertourism.com.Read more