Welcome to downtown New Rochelle. We are a historic and walkable commercial district serving a city of nearly 80,000. Here you’ll find mom and pop shops, restaurants ranging from Mexican to Korean to Soul, Westchester-County’s busiest library (complete with its own public theater), and a nationally-recognized culinary school, the Culinary Institute of New York at Monroe College.
Downtown New Rochelle is also home to New Roc City, a major entertainment complex complete with a bowling alley, mini-golf, indoor trampoline center, Barnes and Noble college bookstore and a large movie theater with IMAX screens and reclining seats.
At the heart of it all is Ruby Dee Park at Library Green, downtown’s main green space, where children play, neighbors exchange news, and everyone enjoys the greenery and fresh air. Library Green is also the home of the seasonal New Rochelle Farmers Market, Westchester’s family-friendly farmers market and weekly festival.
Getting Here and Oriented:
Downtown’s main shopping corridor is Main Street. There are clusters of retail and restaurants on Huguenot, which runs roughly parallel to Main Street, as well as on interconnecting streets (eg. Locust, North Avenue, Memorial Highway, Division Street). New Roc City and Monroe College are both on the northeastern portion of downtown, while the Library and Ruby Dee Park at Library Green are more centrally located, just south of the train depot.
The most convenient parking lots downtown are the Library and Library East lots, Avalon on the Sound, and the New Roc Lot. You can pay for and renew parking using the Park Mobile app in most City lots and parking meters, in addition to the pay stations.
Downtown Parking Facilities
For more information see: City of New Rochelle’s parking page.
New Rochelle Bike Share
Downtown is also home to several bike share stations.
Just off Huguenot, between North and Memorial Highway, the New Rochelle Transit Center offers Metro-North service to New York City via the New Haven line, and Amtrak service to Boston, New York and Washington, D.C. It also houses a bus terminal, accommodating as many as 300 buses per day, and taxi and airport limousine service.