New Rochelle

New Rochelle
/reuh shel", roh-/
a city in SE New York, near New York City. 70,794.

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      city, Westchester county, southeastern New York, U.S. It lies along Long Island Sound, just northeast of New York City. Founded in 1688 by a group of Huguenot refugees, it was named for La Rochelle, a seaport on the Atlantic coast of France. Its modern suburban-residential character is emphasized by parks, golf courses, and shoreline recreation facilities. There are a few local light industries producing electrical equipment, metal fasteners, commercial ovens, and plumbing supplies. The Thomas Paine (Paine, Thomas) Monument (dedicated in 1899) and the Paine Memorial Building (erected in 1925) honour the American Revolutionary author, who lived in a farm cottage (now called the Paine Cottage and preserved as a museum) in the locality from 1804 to 1806. Fort Slocum, used as a military base from 1862 to 1966, on offshore David's Island, is now owned by the city. The College of New Rochelle was founded in 1904 and Iona College in 1940. Inc. village, 1857; city, 1899. Pop. (1990) 67,265; (2000) 72,182.

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