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NEW ROCHELLE ISN’T ALL THAT `NEW’

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Located on Long Island Sound, this residential suburb 15 miles northeast of New York City was founded by Huguenot refugees in 1688. They named it after their old home in La Rochelle, France.

New Rochelle was the home of Thomas Paine (1737-1809), whose cottage is one of the community's historical landmarks. Iona College and the College of New Rochelle are also located here.