New Year's Day—Tuesday, Jan. 1— is a federal holiday so government offices, including New Rochelle City Hall will be closed. Major banks will be closed also.
The United States Postal Service Web site said that post offices will not be open New Year's Day. Only Express Mail will be delivered.
Many businesses will be closing early New Year's Eve—Monday, Dec. 31—and will remain closed Tuesday. Check with the businesses by phone to make sure. For example, ShopRite of New Rochelle will be open New Year's Eve until 10 p.m., although the pharmacy will close at 6 p.m. The supermarket, but not the pharmacy, will be open regular hours Tuesday, Jan. 1.
If you are looking for a place to eat, be sure to call the restaurant or diner ahead of time.
Movie theaters in the area—including the Regal New Roc Stadium 18—that are open can be found here, along with movies being shown and the times. You will probably want to see Les Miserable (2012) and Django Unchained before the Oscar nominations are announced in January.
The New Rochelle Public Library is closed New Year's Day. Both branches will reopen Wednesday at 10 a.m.
In New Rochelle, garbage and trash will be collected in the north end as usual on New Year's Eve. There will be no garbage collection on New Year's Day. The south end will have garbage collected on Wednesday. Garbage and comingled recyclables will be collected Thursday in the north end and Friday in the south end. Collection schedules and information for 2013 will be mailed to households the first week in January. The schedule can be found now on the City's Web site.