The 411: Settled by Huguenots from La Rochelle, France, in 1688, New Rochelle is the second largest city in Westchester, and the seventh largest in New York State. New Rochelle, nicknamed Queen City of the Sound for its 2.7 miles of Long Island Sound shoreline, is just two miles from the Bronx border and 25 miles from downtown Manhattan. The densely developed former industrial downtown consists of condominiums, high-rises, offices, shopping centers, affordable housing complexes, a medical center, nursing homes, and two college campuses (including the largest Catholic women’s college in the U.S.). The remainder of the city consists of sprawling, residential neighborhoods and country, yacht, and beach clubs. The city operates a 300-slip marina with 150 moorings. Points of interest include the Thomas Paine Historical Site, Execution Rocks Lighthouse, Huckleberry Island, Leland Castle, a 19th-century Gothic Revival castle, the 105-acre Glen Island Park, 60-acre park Sheldrake Lake, the Wykagyl Country Club, and New Roc City, an entertainment complex that features a 19-screen movie theater, an IMAX theater, an ice hockey arena, mini-golf, go-karts, and an arcade. The city has been referenced/showcased repeatedly in myriad media including The Dick Van Dyke Show, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931), Goodfellas, Michael Clayton, Burn After Reading, Guys and Dolls, Ragtime, and Starting Over.
Size: 13.2 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $645,000 (Westchester Couny Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $13,771
Closest Metro-North Stop: New Rochelle (New Haven Line)
Time to Grand Central: 34 minutes Famous Residents (Past and Present): Chock Full O’ Nuts founder William Black; American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault; author James Fenimore Cooper; actors Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Bob Denver, Matt Dillon, W.C. Fields, Laurence Fishburne, James Gregory, Andrea McArdle, Rob Morrow, Vincent Pastore, Carl and Rob Reiner, Peter Scolari, Francis Sternhagen, and Gina Torres; American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi; author E.L. Doctorow; baseball players Frankie Frisch, Lou Gehrig, Willie Mays, and Heinie Wagner; record producer Irv Gotti; meteorologist Nick Gregory; newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst; producer Don Hewitt; director Elia Kazan; Ethan Allen owner M. Farooq Kathwari; Jay Leno; journalist Andrea Mitchell; singer-songwriter Don McLean; jazz musician Branford Marsalis; composer Alan Menken; industrialist J.P. Morgan; music executive Tommy Mottola; philosopher Thomas Paine; painter/sculptor Frederic Remington; artist Norman Rockwell; business commentator Louis Rukeyser; Howdy Doody creator/host “Buffalo” Bob Smith; former New York Governor Malcolm Wilson
Median Income Household: $64,756 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $88,004 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
68.0% Caucasian 19.0% African American 9.0% Other 4.0% Asian 20.0% Hispanic or Latino of any race (i.e. already counted in another category above)
Crime* *Sperling's Best Places Crime Index, based on 1 (best) through 10 (worst):
Violent Crime: 3 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 4 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 242 Murder: 4 Rape: 4 Robbery: 168 Assault: 66 Burglary: 215 Property Crimes: 1,628
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Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot will be rocking out on the Ives stage on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Doors open at 5pm and the show begins at 7pm.
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Tickets range from $29.50 to $79.50, plus applicable fees and taxes.
Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and 3-time...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
This year’s re-staging of Lyndhurst’s special exhibition Defying Labels: New Roles New Clothes includes new additions on loan from major museums. The exhibition tells the story of the revolutionary changes in women’s roles from 1880s to 1940 as reflected in their clothes. See the evolving wardrobes of three remarkable women, philanthropist Helen Gould, Anna...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.
Between I & Thou
'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores interconnections between the personal, cultural, religious and national. The works reflect the human need to tell the story of self and society, offering a rich conversation about the sameness and differentness among us. 'Between I & Thou'...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.
June 4- August 30, 2017
Opening Reception June 4, 5-7 (Free Event)
The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art is excited to announce two site-specific installations, Liquid Memory, by Korean artist Jinsu Han that directly involve the Peekskill community and the Manitou School in Cold Spring, NY. Both iterations speak to the nature of memory.
Two-hundred of America’s best independent artists and craftspeople are coming together in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley for the fifth annual Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, June 24th and 25th. This diverse experience is a celebration of all things handmade which includes: unique contemporary craft and art, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries,...
Affordable Hair Transplants New York affiliated surgeons in New York, NY understand the impact that unwanted hair loss has made on the lives of countless men and women. They understand the difference that a full head of natural hair can make for someone’s self-confidence. Our New York hair transplant surgeons are committed to staying on the leading edge of advances in hair restoration...
Lyndhurst’s historic grounds will be lined with a unique range of classic and vintage cars shown by Rock ‘N’ Rods NY. Entry fee is $5 per person and can be credited toward a Mansion Tour.
Stop by from 10 am – 5 pm to see these awesome autos!
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY CLASSIC TOURS ARE FREE FOR TARRYTOWN RESIDENTS WITH PROOF OF RESIDENCE.
This spring, Lyndhurst mansion will continue to offer free classic mansion tour admission to Tarrytown residents from April through September. The program, which was first introduced in 2016, will be expanded this season to include both Thursdays, and Fridays. For individual admission, Tarrytown...
“Lay It On Down” Tour
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 8pm
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Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the Louisiana born axeman and songsmith, has sold millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. At 16 years old,...
Concerned about coyote’s in your neighborhood? Come to this presentation and learn the dos and don’ts from the professionals. Frank Vincenti from the Wild Dog Foundation will give an informative and educational presentation on all topics concerning coyotes including: their behavior and ecology,how to prevent conflicts, pets, local wildlife...