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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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/.
Written by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Chris McCann
April 21-22, 26-29 at 7:30pm
April 22, 29 at 1:30 pm
The Performing Arts Center $20
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Voices in the Mirror: Gordon Parks Foundation Scholars
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Pete Malinverni, Artistic Director
Soul Voices celebrates the diverse and talented student body of Purchase College. Comprised of young people of various backgrounds, interests and major study areas, the singers in the group come together to experience and express to their audience the unity possible via the great and universal gift of the human voice.