Beechmont Lake New Rochelle

If you live locally then you are aware of the great change of Beechmont Lake. The Beechmont Lake Improvement Project was started in 2019 with the same year completion date.

Estimated completion: 2019
Total Funding: $1,850,000
Funding Source: PayGo, Bonds, State Grant
Last Updated: 2/23/2018

Construction Details (Courtesy of the City of New Rochelle)

The Beechmont Lake capital improvement construction Phase 1 will begin in August 2019 and continue as conditions permit until the end of the year. The project goal is to restore the lake’s health and beauty and ensure it will be enjoyed by our community in years to come. 

Contractors will start by removing dead and diseased trees, grading the lake perimeter, and then dredging. While dredging and grading are underway, the lake and its surroundings will become a worksite. In spring 2020, Phase 2 of the project is planned to begin with residual dredging and site work if needed and conclude with the addition of new amenities including a third fountain, benches, a nature trail and enhanced landscaping.

All we can say is that it looks great!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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New Rochelle High School Graduation 2022

Always so impressive to se the amount of graduates we have from our local High School each year. The School District only started doing this last year because of Covid, and its just a nice way to congratulate the students!

Here is wishing them every success in their new ventures be it college, the military or otherwise.

Remember, there will always be struggles in life but as Sir Winston Churchill once wrote “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. “

Congratulations to you all!

New Rochelle is great!

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New Rochelle Farmer’s Market 2022

So it was a Friday, the sun is shining, and I saw the hardworking people selling their wares at the market, and so I felt compelled to stop and take a few photos!

New Rochelle is GREAT!

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SVH Design Interiors

My company SVH Design Interiors was recently approached by a client with a problem to
solve. They were a young family with a second child on the way and had bought a beautiful
1909 house in New Rochelle with very little closet space. The existing closets were dark and
basic and nonfunctional and the interiors of some of them had been used to install central air
ductwork, which rendered a few of them unusable. I presented them with different options at
various price points. Some were going to be simply retrofitted to gain more usable space and
the others were going to be custom built into the rooms. The additional issue was that since it
was during the pandemic there were some serious supply change issues, and they did not have
a long timeline.


For two of the bedrooms, I gutted the shelving and removed the existing clothes rails,
installed lighting, and redesigned the layout of the interior space to be more functional.
The large landing area halfway up the stairway begged for a built-in widow seat with storage
for bulky items, and to become an additional seating area perfect for bedtime stories.
The new nursery was a large space that was temporarily being used to store most of their
clothing on free standing racks. It was decided that we should custom build closets partially
along one wall. The guest room had an existing closet that was too shallow to properly hang
clothing, so I chose to demolish the small existing closet and custom build recessed closets
along the same wall.


For these two rooms it was important that the closets remain authentic to the style of the
house. They needed to have double hanging space, shelving for shoes as well as interior
drawers for maximum use of space, without overpowering the rooms and remain authentic to
the style of the house.

Lastly, the front entryway had a large radiator cover to the left serving as a shelf. The small
existing coat closet was completely unusable due to the ductwork inside, so there was nowhere
to hang coats or store shoes. For this area I walled over the existing closet and designed a
custom floor to ceiling, wall to wall closet with the help of California Closets. Here we chose a
modern grey grained wood for dramatic effect as it would be a focal point from the main living
area.


My clients were very happy with the results and now have storage space to spare!

Sarah Hough
SVH Design Interiors LLC
svhdesigninteriors.com

914 441-4942

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8 Midland Gardens, #1 I Bronxville, New York

While the complex does not allow public open houses, to visit the unit is just a phone call away!

Welcome home to this first floor sunny, elegant 1017 square feet one bedroom, one bath co-op with great hall closet space offering a modern kitchen with quartz countertops, a dining alcove, a large living room, spacious bedroom and the living room has access to a large terrace (not many in the complex), and a split-type quiet air conditioning unit. Minutes away from the train station and fine dining, close to the school, park and just 20 minutes away from NYC! Laundry permitted in the apartment with the appropriate approvals! This great coop apartment is being offered at $499,000.

Westchester is GREAT!

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380 Summit Avenue Mount Vernon, 10552

While away those lazy, hazy days of summer on your private terrace in this charming 2700 square foot 3 bedroom, 4 bath Tudor located on 0.11 of an acre with additional great space in the lower level not included in the square footage. This home offers original architectural detailing such as the stained glass pane in the front door, leaded glass windows, the butler’s pantry (breakfast nook) with built-ins, yet modern conveniences such as central air conditioning, gas heat & a wonderful updated modern eat-in kitchen with custom crafted cabinetry, an island, granite counters & Kenmore and G.E. appliances. The sunny first floor has a large living room with fireplace, a dining room, and a great family room! You will absolutely love the large primary bedroom & ensuite bathroom & there are two additional bedrooms & a hall bath also. There is a walk-up attic (great storage!). The walk-out full lower level has wonderful space, is tiled, features the laundry room & a bath too. There is even a storage room in the basement, the tidy front yard has an automatic sprinkler system plus a fenced in backyard! So close to the city. Perfect! Being Offered at $725,000.

Westchester is GREAT!

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Lunch & Learn Honoring Janet DeMasi

Janet DeMasi is an indomitable force. We all know that and love her. It was so lovely to have Janet honored at the inaugural Friends of The Center Lunch ‘n Learn at Lusardi’s Restaurant in Larchmont. I was so impressed with Leslie Blank, a longtime favorite teacher and how she broke down as short story as written by Grace Paley called “Wants”. 1974.

It was a lovely afternoon. Cheers to Janet!

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Please join us for the inaugural
Friends of The Center Lunch ’n Learn
in honor of Janet Demasi – a longtime friend of
The Center for Continuing Education
When:  Thursday, May 19 from 12:15 – 2:00 PM
Where:  Lusardi’s at 1885 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont

What:   Learn about the Art of the Short Short Story from one of our most beloved teachers,
             Leslie Blank, while enjoying a delicious three course meal
      “For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.”  —  attributed to Ernest HemingwayEdgar Allan Poe, father of the American short story, asserted that a “tale” should be unified in plot, character, setting, and, most importantly, effect.  In order to achieve the emotional effect, the story should be read in one sitting of “a half-hour to one or two hours.”  What if that effect could be achieved in a matter of a just few minutes’ reading? Then you would have the short short story.  In our Lunch and Learn lesson, we’ll discuss the elements of the short short story and the art that goes into “conveying deep truths and universal human emotions” in just a few short paragraphs—or less.    

Cost:  $68 includes lunch, learning, and lively in-person conversation
 
Larchmont is GREAT!
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21 North Chatsworth #7J, Larchmont, New York

Simply a wonderful location and so very close to the trains, village and fine dining, you will love this 950 square foot one bedroom, 1 bath sunny co-op in an elegant doorman building. Located on the top floor, this sunny apartment not only shows beautifully, but overlooks the prestigious Larchmont area. In addition to the living room and dining room, there is also a great sitting room area too! Perfect for relaxing and watching television or quiet contemplative reading. The modern eat-in kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and great cabinet space. The owner has adored living here as will you! Wait list for parking but street parking is available with an online permit. Just 35 minutes to New York City, but who needs New York when you have Larchmont with the Farmer’s market, so close to the Long Island Sound and so much more!! This coop is being offered at $329,000.

Larchmont is GREAT!

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21 North Chatsworth #7J Public Open House 5/7/22

Simply a wonderful location and so very close to the trains, village and fine dining, you will love this 950 square foot one bedroom, 1 bath sunny co-op in an elegant doorman building. Located on the top floor, this sunny apartment not only shows beautifully, but overlooks the prestigious Larchmont area. In addition to the living room and dining room, there is also a great sitting room area too! Perfect for relaxing and watching television or quiet contemplative reading. The modern eat-in kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances and great cabinet space. The owner has adored living here as will you! Wait list for parking but street parking is available with an online permit. Just 35 minutes to New York City, but who needs New York when you have Larchmont with the Farmer’s market, so close to the Long Island Sound and so much more!!

Being offered at $329,000. The public open house is from 1-3 p.m. Did you know that yearly street parking is just $25?

Larchmont is GREAT!

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A.J. Rosen – Three Time Olympian on his Passing..

   

“I shall pass through this world But Once”

If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show

or any good deed I can do,

LET ME DO IT NOW!

Let me not delay it or neglect it –

For I shall not pass this way again.. Etienne de Grellet”…

You are a good man with many talents and gifts. You never allow anyone to stop you achieving the best – making you a champion. Michael Tedesco .

Mr. Tedesco was A.J’s Guidance Counselor at the High School, and I was hoping he could attend. A truly lovely man but I know he is elderly now.

If you were to be informed that you only had a few months to live, how would you live it? Would you be gentle, courageous? caring? kind? A.J. lived his entire life with those values. That sentiment was acknowledged and shared by about 80-100 of his friends on Saturday, April 23rd who came to remember him and celebrate his life at a barbecue in his memory. His friends ate hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, salmon, salad , brownies and cheesecake (his favorite dessert!) while listening to A.J.’s favorite music ( a lot of Beatles!) and drinking wine and beer at Pavilion 1 at the Glen Island Park in New Rochelle. The setting was idyllic and while chilly the sun did come out for a few bright hours mid afternoon. A.J.’s Birthday was on April 12th, and the family wanted to celebrate in April!

His Olympic friends (representing a few countries) were there from Canada (who made it a 4 day celebration!), England, and the USA. They traveled from upstate New York and Connecticut Dani and her mom who said that she always felt more comfortable when she knew AJ was traveling with her daughter Dani, and who brought so many lovely photos, Erin who brought her baby to be there!, Logan who AJ used to slide with so many years ago! There were old school friends, his best friend from Florida, Nate, his good friend from GB luge, Ray, Georgie Cohen (Israel’s first female Skeleton luge athlete!), his long time local friends, Nadi, Igor who mentioned how he would always give his change to anyone on the street who needed it. Just so many. So many people came and gave us a hug and shared stories about AJ. It was lovely.

Nancy Colon had a blanket made from A.J’s photo which we put to good use when a photo was taken with all of the Olympians. Mark’s friends were there, my friends and associates, Brett’s friends, so much support. Nina, A.J’s girlfriend from Germany had been his constant love, companion for 5 years was there also, and we gave her an engagement ring (Halo setting) as a remembrance of AJ and the everlasting love he had for her. She was totally surprised.

To everyone who came – thank you so much. THANK YOU! My wonderful office manager, Jane (who cooks a mean hamburger), Helen (who stood there for hours tirelessly), Sam (who flew in from Canada to grill??), to James, Robert and everyone. A special thank you to Nate -a new family member whether he likes it or not! To Nina, I lost a son but gained a daughter. When A.J. passed, everyone was so supportive with sending meals, cards, flowers – simply calling us. There are now trees in Israel and Turkey in his name, and so many donations made to our local Humane Society ( a no kill shelter) and also a donation was made to Meals on Wheels! Thank you all again. Please know you are all loved.

From December, 2021:
A.J. passed away on December 19th at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital after a short illness at the young age of 37. A.J. had the gentlest of souls, was so truly kind, intelligent, and his sense of humor lifted the spirits of all who ever met him.  He helped his family deliver meals on wheels to the homebound and elderly for 7 years when he was younger, Being dyslexic, A.J. realized he had to work twice as hard to reach every goal he set for himself and met every challenge with a never-ending inner strength.  He initiated the “Power to Excel” monetary award  to  either a learning disabled  or physically challenged student for 7 years at the New Rochelle High School which he had attended. own miniature airport, would fly his simulator flight games endlessly, and his bedroom looked more like a cockpit than a bedroom!  A.J. went to Space Camp in Alabama 7 times culminating in a scholarship for that last trip and achieved  the “Top Gun” status  that final week when he just 14.. ! He was named a Sergeant of the Year also that same year when he was in the Civil Air Patrol.  Loving speed,  A.J. took to the sport of luge at the age of 12, and was the  U.S. Junior Luge Champion at the age of 14 for athletes 16 and under.    


-Having a British mother, Gay, A.J  became a dual citizen, and competed on behalf of Great Britain in the sport of luge at 3 Olympics (Turin 2006, Whistler 2010 and PyeogChang 2018 in South Korea).   After his third Olympics, A.J. then followed his true dream of becoming a Commercial Pilot, and attended the L3 -Harris Flight School in Sanford, Florida where he excelled. A.J. was training future pilots whilst simultaneously obtaining the 1500 required hours in order to work for an airline, when he became ill with Covid, and it was then discovered he had Stage 4 cancer on July 28th.. 

A.J. is survived by his parents, Gay and Sidney, 2 brothers, Mark (40, and Brett 29, his beloved Fiancee, Nina Reiter who he had met in Germany, and who was his soul mate, Binky the family dog, Ashley and Grace his 2 cats (one was a feral cat and who he had wanted his family to watch for a few days ten plus years ago). . A.J. represented the incorporeal essence of a living being . His heart was that of a lion, brave, courageous, and anyone who ever met A.J. felt blessed.  While he won many awards,  A.J.’s greatest achievement was having wonderful friends representing many countries around the world. The heavens will welcome A.J. and his inner light which will cast a brilliance onto our earth as he forever soars in the skies. “-

https://www.bbc.com/sport/winter-sports/59724844
ttps://olympics.com/en/news/adam-aj-rosen-british-luge-slider-tributes
https://www.fil-luge.org/en/news/fil-family-mourns-the-passing-of-adam-aj-rosen

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Westchester is GREAT!

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