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
A snowy matinee, submitted by Lisa Vale. This is our current featured photo for New Rochelle. Submit your own pictures, below, and perhaps yours will become the featured image on our New Rochelle page.
Clay Art Center is pleased to present
REDUX: Transformations 6 x 6
A national invitational exhibition featuring 800 6”x6” hand-made tiles made by over 185 clay artists
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 22nd, 6 – 8pm
Ongoing through September 13th, Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
REDUX: Transformations 6x6 will feature 185 ceramic artists who have created one of a...
Intermediate to Advanced Dancers. Grades 7-12
Summer Dance Intensive II is a two week program specificaly designed for the intermediate to advanced dancer, offering an opportunity to continue their commitment and training through the summer trying various styles of dance.
Dancers will take daily classes in Modern, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Body Conditioning. You will also...
Country Bank in Scarsdale (80 Garth Road) will be presenting Faces of Burke, a traveling photography exhibit designed to showcase the individuality and courage of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s patients. The compelling photographs and stories of the subjects illustrate a diverse and inspiring group of patients who have succeeded in regaining mobility and independence through their...
Free YouthSpark Summer Camps show kids how to have fun and find inspiration through creativity and technology. From telling amazing stories or launching a business, to working in 3D or creating digital art, they’ll enjoy a fun and supportive learning environment at Microsoft Store. We will be running Summer Classes all summer long at Microsoft in The Westchester Mall....
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY CLASSIC TOURS ARE FREE FOR TARRYTOWN RESIDENTS WITH PROOF OF RESIDENCE.
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May 3- September 17, 2017
Opening reception and performance:
Saturday May 13, 2017, 2:00-5:00 PM, Performance 5:00PM
The Selknam, an extinct aborigine tribe of Tierra del Fuego, is the inspiration for Elisa Pritzker’s installation at the HVCCA. Over ten years ago when Pritzker visited Patagonia, she felt an urgency to discover the people who had lived in Tierra del Fuego...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Clay Art Center Adult Summer Classes 2017
Our education programs are for all ages and skill levels and offer insight into the transformational qualities of clay and its possibilities as a medium for expression. Each class is unique and small in size so students can focus on their individual growth while being part of a larger clay community. Our studio is well equipped and our instructors...
The influence of hip-hop on today’s music is undeniable. Join the Hip-Hop Revolution this summer and learn to write your own music! Classes will include Beat Production, History of Hip-Hop, Lyrical Flow, Composition, Theory & Analysis and more.
This amazing week of Hip-Hop will take place August 14-18th, 9am to 3:30pm and is for middle and high school students. Call 914.761.3900 or...
Discover the Art of Summer- Make Friends, Memories and Art!! Clay Art Center offers week long, half-day and full-day clay and art camps for children and teens ages 6 to 15 from July 5- August 25. Weekly themes include “Emojis in the Round”, “STEAM Camp”, and “Wheel Thrown Sculpture”. In the classroom, aspiring young artists will have fun and develop their...