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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The Gordon Parks Foundation announces the opening of a new exhibition of photographs. Back to Fort Scott opens Saturday, February 4 after traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
On assignment for Life magazine in 1950, Gordon Parks returned to his hometown of Fort Scott, Kansas after twenty years away; the resulting body of work...
Our Mommy & Me Italian Language Classes give you and your child the opportunity to learn Italian side by side! Our Spring session starts February 16th - May 4th, Thursday mornings at 10:30am-12:00pm. If you would like more information or to register please call 914-771-8700.
Feb. 28 and March 28, 2017. People with middle-stage Alzheimer's disease or other dementia and their family caregivers are invited to this free opportunity to socialize in a safe environment. Refreshments will be served. Preregistration is required; call 800-272-3900 to RSVP or with questions.www.alz.org/hudsonvalley. This program is supported in part by a grant from the New York State...
Introducing our NEWLY inspired Open Adult Dance and daily Body Conditioning classes starting Monday, October 17th, 2016. From everyday fitness to fabulous fun through dance. Tap - Jazz - Ballet - Pilates - Body Conditioning - Yoga. For a full class schedule and times visit our website at www.steffinossen.org/Adult Classes/.
Join us for an evening of food & wine while via Melissa takes you through her culinary nutrition workshop!
Learn how to make delicious & healthy Italian food for optimal nutrition!
What this entails:
Watch Melissa make a super nutritious meal
Learn cooking & nutrition tips for making Italian Food
Eat a full dinner of all dishes being made with organic ingredients...
Join us in the lobby at 6:30pm for a complimentary wine tasting courtesy of Vi.Sco.Wine, an art exhibit by Jonathan Joseph, Hurricanes at the bar, Mardi Gras beads, the hottest music and more!
It’s a party! Celebrate Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday with a night of New Orleans Jazz & Funk!! Derrick Freeman – – a drummer, singer, rapper and producer...
This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Les Beaux Arts Gallery has a unique opportunity to showcase a collection of images representing the great American legend James Brown. The photographs are by the prominent artist Emilio Grossi (1926 - 2014).
“James Brown on My Mind” opens on Sunday, January 22, and runs through Thursday, March 2, 2017. The series dates from the 1960s when Grossi was permitted to be on stage...
“We Are Rising: Women in Solidarity” in Dobbs Ferry features women artists from the RiverTowns visually interpreting and supporting 2017 V-Day and the staged reading of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues at South Presbyterian Church on February 11. February 5 through March 19, 2017. Free opening reception on February 5, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm....