New Year's Day—Wednesday, 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. Retail lobbies will close early Tuesday.
Many businesses will be closing early New Year's Eve—Tuesday, Dec. 31—and will remain closed Wednesday. 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. Both Stop and Shops will close New Year's Eve at 9 p.m. but will be open regular hours New Year's Day.
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 time. You will probably want to see 47 Ronin (2013) if you are a Keanu fan or Saving Mr. Banks if you are a Tom Hanks fan.
Both branches of the New Rochelle Public Library will close at 1 p.m. Tuesday and will be closed New Year's Day.
In New Rochelle, garbage and trash will be collected in the south end as usual on New Year's Eve. There will be no garbage collection on New Year's Day. Garbage and comingled recyclables will be collected Thursday in the north end and Friday in the south end. Collection schedules and information for 2014 will be mailed to households the first week in January. The schedule can be found now on the City's website.