Interactive Site Tracks New Rochelle Development


Downtown New Rochelle


New Rochelle is in a development boom. There are 24 projects planned or in the works.

For almost a year, John and Karen Hessel have been working on an interactive map with data and photos of  the ongoing construction in downtown New Rochelle.  The photos above and below were taken with their drone.

You can find their well-organized data at (or 

The site is becoming crowdsourced, and has two data researchers,  Steve Meltzer and Joyce Furfero.  Photographers can also submit images.

Echo Bay


photos: John Hessel and


some of the Hessel’s other projects:
10-10-10 Project –  Photos of One Day: Life in New Rochelle
The story of the Lincoln School District and the Taylor Supreme Court Case


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