September 17, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16 2012
New Rochelle New York
Civic Associations to Discuss United Veterans/NR Opera/SOA Plan for New Rochelle Armory
Multiple local Civic/Neighborhood Associations will be conducting a Town Hall Meeting to discuss our Armory options. This month will be the
NR United Veterans/NR Opera/SOA organization with a informational Power Point and Q & A Session. Please extend this invite to ALL
The meeting will take place in the City Hall Council Chambers at 7:30 This coming Tuesday September 18th 2012
All are welcome.
There will be a 9/11 Memorial & Candlelight Vigil, sponsored by the United Veterans Memorial & Patriotic Association of New Rochelle , on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 , starting at 7:30 PM, at the American Legion Post 8, 112 North Ave ., New Rochelle.
Come join us as we REMEMBER our fallen brothers and sisters who perished on or because of September 11, 2001 . It will be an evening of healing through remembrance, song, and prayer. The many heroes who were taken or made that day shall Never Be Forgotten! The program will include short prayers from multiple religions, patriotic songs, and mention or remarks from those who lost loved ones because of 9/11.
For further information please contact Peter Parente at (914) 557-5556.
"They went with songs to the battle, they were young.
Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.
They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted,Read more
Two exciting proposals, two unique visions and one giant collaborative effort to revitalize the New Rochelle Armory in an adaptive re-use project were presented and welcomed by City Council inside chamber doors at City Hall. Both project teams consisted of professional knowledgeable members, many of them local residents of New Rochelle thus reinforcing a drive and enthusiasm to preserve the Armory to provide something unparalleled to anything else.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New Rochelle Business Improvement Program recently won a coveted $500,000 grant from the New York State Main Street Program which will allow the BID’s award-winning Façade Improvement Program and the restoration of historically significant buildings to continue in the downtown.
This is the third NYS Main Street grant obtained by the BID. This matching grant program has facilitated façade restorations of buildings representing more than 75 storefronts through the BID’s Façade Improvement Program, and, in buildings with vacant upper floor space, helped create more than 40 artist work studios through the BID’s Artist Spaces Program. With the new grant the BID plans to assist additional downtown properties representing more than 50 storefronts.
Furthermore the grant will enable the BID to create a new pedestrian space on a vacant City-owned parcel in the downtown.Read more
NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- New Rochelle City Council will review plans presented by the Committee to Save the Armory this Tuesday, August 7th,2012 at 5:00 PM.
5:00PM is the scheduled time for the development team associated with the Committee to Save Our Armory (CSOA) to present it's response to the City issued Request for Proposal (RFP) regarding the adaptive re-use of the New Rochelle Armory. Presentation will take place in Council Chambers, 515 North Ave in a scheduled public meeting. The public is welcome to attend. The presentation will also be broadcast live on Verizon channel 28 and Cablevision channel 75.
The SOA is a not for profit organization lobbying to develop an adaptive re-use of the iconic structure to promote art, history and community services.
A Development Committee has released details regarding the adaptive re-use of the iconic Armory on Main Street. The long neglected historic building may get another lease on life thanks to the efforts of some prominent local supporters. The Armory's history of being the place for the community to come together would again be realized through programming such as performing arts, veteran's services and fine dining. Sparking life into the otherwise sluggish local economy, the Armory would revitalize the now dormant Echo Bay area with a mix of events and services not found in the area. A win - win for New Rochelle and it's residents. You can see more detail and plan about the proposal by clicking HERERead more
To put the current effort to develop a comprehensive plan for New Rochelle the City into context, Talk of the Sound has gathered the three previous efforts at a long-term planning document for the City of New Rochelle in one place with the assistance of Kathy Gilwit, Lynn Brooks-Avni and Barbara Davis. Given the condition of the 1966 Master Plan documents it could not be run through a scanner and so each page was photographed by hand, the photos then manually cropped and assembled into PDF files.
To aide the current effort, the City has created a web site to solicit ideas and information from the public.
If there was interest, I was considering attempting to convert the complete set into e-book formats (.epub for most e-readers including iPad and Sony Reader; .mobil for Amazon Kindle.). For me, I am reading them on my iPad as PDF files using an app called Goodreader. You can open the files on an iPad using iBook.Read more
Barbara Davis, City Historian and Community Relations Coordinator for the New Rochelle Public Library, found a copy of the 1966 Master Plan so I now have a complete set of Part 1 and Part 2. The headline may be a little confusing because the article is Part II but the Master Plan document I have today is Part 1. Once again, I took photos of every page and then cropped them and combined them into a PDF file.
I also received a scan copy of the 1929 Master Plan. I will create one post with all of the plans I have so far.Read more