The city of New Rochelle.
city in SE N.Y., on Long Island Sound, north of New York City: pop. 72,000
Origin of New Rochelleafter La Rochelle, in France
A city of southeast New York on Long Island Sound, north of New York City. It was settled by Huguenots in 1688, became a popular retreat in the late 1800s, and is now a residential suburb.