At the helm of a city on the rise

Says New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson: “We’re enjoying unprecedented success. Thirty-two projects approved, 10 completed, 11 under construction with more that are going to begin soon. Their leasing up ahead of expectations really validates the hopes and expectations that the city had when we adopted our downtown framework in 2015 and it positions New Rochelle as a regional leader in smart, sustainable growth.”

A city onto itself gets an upgrade

The refinancing of Co-Op City’s mortgage makes it possible to spend $124 million on repairs and upgrades for a residential property so iconic that it’s an easy landmark for flights in and out of LaGuardia Airport – to say nothing of drivers on the Hutchinson River Parkway and Interstate 95.

Medical ethics, then and now

The Nuremberg Doctors’ Trial and the ethical medical guidelines that came out of it have taken on new urgency in the age of Covid and the Ukrainian War, says Boston University health law professor George J. Annas, who will speak at the virtual April 28 Yom Hashoah Symposium by New York Medical College in Valhalla.

A body for all

Stamford’s structure of 20 districts, each with two elected members serving on its Board of Representatives, is seen by many as helping ensure that constituents can easily have their views and voices heard.

Covid at the top

What’s it like to run a county government when both you and your No. 2 have Covid? WAG’s Peter Katz gets the scoop in this exclusive with Westchester County Executive George Latimer and Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins, who say the United States is going to have to learn to play the long game in dealing with the virus.

No ‘bundts’ about it

In November, Andreea and Florentina Enica opened the first Nothing Bundt Cakes in Westchester County, trading their tennis rackets for spatulas to recapture the warm memories of their grandmother’s cakes in their native Romania.

A prince of propane – and pages

Eight years ago, Joe Armentano hired a ghostwriter to tell the story of his family business, Paraco Gas. Unhappy with the result, he rewrote the book – “A Helluva Ride,” now out in paper – himself.

Planning for rough financial waters

With inflation rising, growth sinking and the Trump tax cuts due to sunset in three years, it’s more important than ever to chart a long, diversified financial course, say Ben Soccodato and Chris Kampitsis of The SKG Team at Barnum Financial Group.

At the helm of a revitalized Yonkers

“I needed to change the perception of our city,” Mayor Mike Spano says of his efforts to reinvigorate Yonkers. “I needed to change the perception of our city not just from the outside looking in but from the inside looking out.”

Sustainable Yonkers

While many municipalities across the United States are running for the solar energy train, Yonkers has been on board long before the train left the station. Back in May 2017, the city was recognized by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as a Designated Clean Energy Community and cited for providing training to employees on energy code enforcement, developing a standard solar permit application, investing in alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure for its fleet and converting streetlights to energy-efficient LEDs.

Assisted living for those who need it – or just want it

“Assisted living communities like The Bristal are critical in providing a safe environment that allows seniors to thrive during the golden years,” says Maryellen McKeon, senior vice president of operations for Ultimate Care Management, which provides guidance and oversight for the communities.

Is there a ‘boatel’ in Tarrytown’s future?

A $2.15 million plan from the Tarrytown Marina LLC – a subtenant of Tarrytown Boat & Yacht club and an affiliate of National Resources LLC, a Greenwich-based real estate and development firm – calls for the building of a “Wharf Boatel” on the Hudson River, improvements to the marina, space for a new restaurant and upgraded parking.

Inside Regeneron as Covid exploded

In a WAG exclusive, Peter Katz takes us inside the workings of a dedicated team at Regeneron in Tarrytown, which kept its focus on developing an antibodies drug to fight Covid-19, even as news broke that the drug, still in its experimental stage, was being used to treat then President Donald J. Trump.