New Rochelle property-owner Harrin K. Platzner has an Op-Ed in the Journal News: New Rochelle has been poor at property management
In 1981, when the city took the railroad station from its private owners by eminent domain, and paid millions of dollars, one of the top reasons, according to then City Manager C. Samuel Kissinger, was to provide bathroom facilities for the commuters, the most basic necessity.
The old Loews Theater, previously a nightclub and later planned to be a 156 unit condo/rental building with its own parking deck will be put up for auction on March 31, Thursday, at 11 a.m.
Tranzon Integrated Property Group, a New York-based a full- service auction and real estate company, will conduct the auction. Also on the block are several commercial properties including 8 office properties, 9 retail stores, and the former 2,500 seat theater turned nightclub.
The commercial properties located at 587-599 Main Street, also known as 48 Huguenot Street, was previously approved as a residential development by the City of New Rochelle. The commercial properties, built through the entire block on Huguenot Street has half of the block as the retail frontage. Total area for the entire commercial properties is about 53,000 square feet.
Press Release from Tranzon:Read more
ICLEI/Agenda 21 is a plan by a foreign UN-based group that runs contrary to the US Constitution, runs roughshod over our civil rights. Any local government that accepts this plan, is in act committing TREASON (which is what Benedict Arnold was shot by firing squad).
ICLEI is an organization essentially run by people that hate the US and our lifestyle. They despise that we make as much money as we do, live in 1 family houses and drive automobiles.
They want to take our homes away and have us live in little concrete blocks because it fits their view of sustainabilty. For owning a car, a one-family home and living the way we do - we would be fined and taxed into giving up our homes because we could not sustain the charges against us. No private homes, no cars, no allegiance to the US government - but allegiance to being a citizen of the world where the UN group is the only government on the globe. They also believe in population control - use your imagination as to what that could mean.
This is the whole ball of wax in a nutshell. These 'historic districts' being proposed for Southern New Rochlle are nothing more than shills for ICLEI/Agenda 21.Read more
A lobbyist for a real estate developer with ties to New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson has been indicted in a federal public corruption probe.
Richard Lipsky, a lobbyist employed by Forest City Ratner, has been indicted on allegations of paying bribes to New York State Sen. Carl Kruger (D-Brooklyn). Vice President of Governmental Affairs and Public Relations Bruce Bender is also identified in the complaint for his role in seek funds from Kruger last December for three projects -- $9 million for a bridge related to the Atlantic Yards project; $2 million for the Mill Basin retail development in Brooklyn; and $4 million for a skating rink in Prospect Park. Mr. Bender’s wife, Amy Bender, is on the board of the Prospect Park Alliance, the park’s fund-raising group.Read more
With a mixture of shock and bemusement, Mayor Noam Bramson reacted with incredulity to a presentation by New Rochelle Police Commissioner Patrick J. Carroll on an innovative service called "Crimemapping.com". Talk of the Sound first recommended Talk of the Sound to the City of New Rochelle and the New Rochelle Police Department back in 2009.
In its recently released Annual Report for 2008, the New Rochelle Police Department announced it had completed its transition to a new police management software system which includes a database for tracking calls for service, incidents and crime reports. With such a system in place, the NRPD is now set up to begin sharing near real-time crime data with residents.
Crimemapping.com describes its service as follows:Read more
The past two Board of education meetings have been dominated by public speakers on the sole issue of out of district busing for student enrolled in private schools, primarily to the SAR Academy in Riverdale, NY and The French American School in Larchmont, NY. Both schools are wonderful and are highly respected institutions and many New Rochelle residents would love to send their children there, but…and this is where it gets interesting, tuition at both this institutions cost over $21,000 per student per academic year. The SAR Academy’s tuition for K-8 is an astonishing $21,300, plus a $4,000 building fund per family per year. The French American School’s tuition for k-8 is a whopping $21,400 - $23,420 (depending on grade), plus an additional $2,000 per student per year for ESL.
Now, if you can afford to send your children to any of these schools, you make more than enough to pay for busing your child to and from your home to the school. For that tuition, the school should include busing for those that need it.Read more
SO many people renovate - by adding that extra bathroom, the deck, a room and then go to sell their home, and have an issue. Legally, we cannot mention anything that you are not paying taxes on or that you do not have a C/O for... please read on..
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