Trip to White Plains Mall Ends in Trip to County Jail for Three New Rochelle Residents

Written By: Robert Cox

The Journal News is reporting:


Two men and a woman from New Rochelle were arraigned yesterday on robbery charges for the June 21 stickup of a couple in a White Plains garage.

William Hernandez (pictured below), 28, Juan Morel (pictured above), 25, and Luz Rodriguez (pictured below), 25, all of 550 Fifth Ave., were arrested at their home three days after the robbery, which took place at about 12:30 a.m. at the Chester/Maple municipal garage.

All three are residents of the MacLeay apartments located at 550 Fifth Avenue near City Park in New Rochelle.

Private development of low-cost housing in New Rochelle has been led by the New Rochelle Neighborhood Revitalization Corporation, which has constructed or renovated 1,000 housing units over the past 20 years. Among its projects have been the MacLeay apartments, a former public housing development located across Fifth Avenue…According to Frank Garito, head of the Corporation, “Taking a public housing complex private was unique in subsidized housing development. We bought it from the Housing Authority and paid the outstanding taxes, completely rehabilitated it inside and out, including the community center for use as an after-school homework center, with teachers from a local middle school, and a computer center, which links the local schools to the apartment complex.”