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Downtown White Plains New Transit District

Downtown and White Plains BID Community Open House
Monday, April 18 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New York Power Authority (NYPA), 123 Main Street, Jaguar Room

Your voice counts in an exciting project to create a new vision for the Downtown White Plains Transit District, a major hub of excitement and activity for the City, County, and region.

The City of White Plains wants to hear your ideas for a more active, sustainable, walkable, and better organized area around the Metro-North and Bee-Line Stations and into the downtown core.

Kiddsmiles Pediatric Dentistry Opens in White Plains

Kiddsmiles Pediatric Dentistry, has announced the opening of its new location in White Plains, at 180 East Post Road. The grand opening was celebrated on Thursday, March 24, and was filled with fun and excitement, including face painters, balloons, games, and prizes.


The Fifth Annual Harlem Fine Arts Show Comes To White Plains

The Harlem Fine Arts Show Comes to White Plains will celebrate its 5th Annual Event, showcasing Artists and Authors on Tuesday, March 29 at the White Plains Library, 6 pm – 9 pm. The event showcases African American Artists and Authors from the New York metropolitan area. This year’s Special Recognition honorees will include the acclaimed R&B and Pop singing group, Atlantic Starr, and youth phenome, Julius Rodriguez.

Featured Authors include: Flo Anthony, David Banks, Dr. Martia Goodson, Monica Michelle, and Carol Hill Mackey.

White Plains Adds Big Belly Solar Garbage Receptacles to Downtown

Just in time for Earth Day, the City of White Plains is rolling out the latest in garbage technology. The City Department of Public Works will be piloting three Big Belly Solar garbage units in the downtown area. These big boys are capable of holding five times the amount of garbage as our standard trash receptacles by compacting the garbage deposited inside. The compactors are solar-powered. The unit also features a foot pedal, which allows no-touch opening.

White Plains Adopts Valet Parking Law

The Journal News, by Richard Liebson, February 10, 2016

WHITE PLAINS - In 2005, when valet parking stations at the City Center and at least least eight other areas were causing confusion and congestion on several business district thoroughfares, Thomas Roach, then a member of the Common Council, called on the city to regulate valets... Fast forward to 2016. In response to a request from the City Center to re-establish the service that was suspended a few years ago, the Common Council, with Roach now presiding as mayor, unanimously approved a valet parking law on Feb. 1.

Downtown White Plains Transit District

Your voice counts in an exciting project to create a new vision for the Downtown White Plains Transit District, a major hub of excitement and activity for the City, County, and region!

Learn more at www.wptransitdistrict.com.

White Plains’ vacant storefronts become canvas for Purchase students

Westchester Business Journal, by Colleen Wilson, January 4, 2016

As part of a new White Plains Business Improvement District-sponsored program called Art in Vacant Spaces, design students at Purchase College and a poet combined forces to transform the look and feel of the empty glass panes in some of the busiest shopping corridors in the city.

Read the full article from The Westchester Business Journal.

In White Plains, New Places to Live and Linger

New York Times, by Ronda Kaysen, December 22, 2015

WHITE PLAINS — As rents in Brooklyn and Manhattan continue a relentless ascent, New Yorkers are searching farther afield for reasonably priced housing. A flurry of construction in White Plains suggests that the city is hoping to draw new residents into its suburban confines.

Read the full article from The New York Times.

The New Mobile Parking App For White Plains

The City of White Plains has introduced a new mobile parking payment application, ParkWhitePlains. This new app is replacing the previous mobile payment system, Pay-by-Phone. The ParkWhitePlains app will bring increased convenience and ease of use along with custom features developed for White Plains.