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.
Andrea Kantrowitz: The Daughters of Leucippus
January 10 - February 21, 2015
Opening reception January 10, 2015, 6:30 – 8 PM PUBLIC INVITED
Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to open our 2015 exhibition schedule with a solo exhibition featuring six large oil paintings by Andrea Kantrowitz.
Kantrowitz’s new series of paintings...
Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to open our 2015 exhibition schedule with a group exhibition featuring six contemporary photographers.
Palmer Davis’s Here and Now series is an elegy to his father. The series is about claiming graspable, heightened moments, when life opens up, time expands and essential truths are revealed. The pictures transcend being photographs and...
From the first day, students are fully immersed in the Italian language and culture. Individual students’ requirements are met in a classroom of free expression and differentiated learning. Students are encouraged to audit the first lesson of one or more courses to better determine their proficiency level.
Winter Session: Monday, December 1 – Saturday, March 7; (10...
Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present its upcoming group exhibition entitled Black, White & Red All Over to be held December 5th, 2014 through February 14, 2015. The show will consist of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by Paul Bloch, Caio Fonseca, Madeleine Keesing, Raymond Saá, and Donald Sultan. The public is invited to attend an opening reception to...
“Luminosity” - The oil pastel works of Jean DUQUOC
Exhibit from January 24 to February 22, 2015
Those acquainted with the paintings of Jean DUQUOC, will happily embrace this masterful collection of pastel works on display at the Canfin Gallery. They are beautiful, vivid renderings rapturously applied.
Emphasizing the effects of light on the landscape, and...
“Confronting Cancer Through Art” at the Katonah Library
January 3 - January 30, 2015
This is a series of paintings and works on canvas exploring the scarring and complexity of emotions once a diagnosis of cancer is given.
In the struggle against cancer, art is a tool of survival.
This work is the stitching back together or body and soul.
Adult Dance Program
Winter Session Begins on Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Open Adult classes are appropriate for previously experienced dancers looking to sharpen their technique
Fun and engaging classes offered in a non-competitive and supportive atmosphere.
Beginner Workshop is perfect for new dancers as well.
Great classes to get back into shape!
8 Weeks of Modern Dance -...
Call for Artist Entries Opens November 1, 2014
Visit www.pelhamartcenter.org/rutsch for details and to apply
Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 8th Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 or older. A $5,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at Pelham Art Center are awarded to the...
Announcing the 2015 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Westchester County Center
Following an enormous success for the Chinese New Year Celebration held at the Westchester County Center last year, the Westchester Association of Chinese Americans (WACA) will organize its 2015 Annual Event on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 2pm to 6pm at the same place and in an innovative form.
This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
September 15, 2014 - May 20, 2015
Monday & Friday Mornings: 9:15am-12:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons: 11:45am-2:30pm
To register or for more information call (914) 967-0700. Offered by semester. Fees vary.
Half day creative arts immersion program designed specifically for the Pre-K child to explore the arts while developing cognitive, social,...