NEW CITY, NY – – Breaking: It is hot and dry outside. You probably knew that. What you might not have known is that a Stage II Water Emergency has been declared in Rockland. The news came on Thursday, from the office of County Executive Ed Day and Commissioner of Health Dr. Patricia Schnabel Ruppert. They announced the Water Emergency, and explained that it means mandatory limitations on water used by all residents and businesses.
by Susan Hellauer
Solarize Nyack, a joint local and New York State effort, offers discounts on solar power installations to all Rockland residential and business customers.
Homeowners have until close of business on August 1—commercial property owners until August 31—to sign up for a free no-obligation assessment to take advantage of the hyper-vetted solar installers and one-time Solarize discounts.
The goal of the program is lots of happy solar customers, who smile as they save money and keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Are you ready for a clean energy future?
Sustainable Saturdays, a weekly feature that focuses on conservation, sustainability, recycling and healthy living, is sponsored by Green Meadow Waldorf School, Maria Luisa Boutique and Strawtown Studio.
It’s Nyack Jazz Week, the annual event that features seven nights of New York and world-renowned artists indoors and under the stars.
The Nyack Weekender is sponsored by The Arts Council of Rockland.
Nyack July 21 — There will only be one Southbound lane open tonight on the Tappan Zee Bridge. Repair work scheduled for 8p will limit traffic into Westchester to only one late. The emergency work, necessitated by Tuesday’s crane collapse on the TZB, should be completed by 5a Friday morning.
by Frank LaBuono
I enter the venue and, WOW: The Republicans are white and old. You can’t help but notice. Statistics support that claim. It is what it is, I guess?
The oldness and whiteness is striking in person because it so does not represent where I live and what my version of America looks like. I work in New York City, arguably the most diverse place on the planet. And I live in Nyack, NY, which, you know, is about as diverse as suburbs go.
Six of the seven lanes on the Tappan Zee Bridge were reopened at about 8p last night following the mid-day construction crane collapse which halted all traffic on the Tappan Zee Bridge. The southernmost lane on the bridge, which runs from Rockland to Westchester, will remain closed for the immediate future due to structural damage.
“It was a new crane performing a routine task. Sometimes equipment breaks and accidents just happen,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo. “We’ll know more after [an] inspection.”
The Traffic Cams Are Back!
During yesterday’s bridge closing, the NYS Thruway turned off the three camera aimed at the Tappan Zee Bridge, leaving only the Eastern (Westchester) and Western (Rockland) approach cameras active. They are back online today. To see what bridge traffic looks like RIGHT NOW, visit NyackNewsAndViews.com/tzbwebcams.
by Bill Batson
History came knocking on the door of local legend and maestro Sam Waymon twice this month. On July 14, Waymon was invited to speak at the 4th Annual March on Washington Film Festival in Washington, DC where he introduced The Amazing Nina Simone, a documentary about his sister and musical partner.
“We are very fortunate that the situation wasn’t worse,” said NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo about the crane collapse blocking traffic on the Tappan Zee Bridge. Around noon today a crane used for construction of the New NY Bridge collapsed, falling across the middle of the old Tappan Zee Bridge span. Two people thus far have been reported injured. According to LoHud, police reported that “people jumped from the span as a construction crane for the new bridge crashed onto the old span.” No details have been released about what caused the crane collapse.
NYS Thruway update regarding re-routed traffic at 5:30p
The northbound lanes on the Tappan Zee Bridge have been reopened to traffic following a crane accident at 12n today.
However, southbound traffic is still being diverted at exits 15 (New Jersey – I-287 – NJ Route 17 South) and 12 (West Nyack – NY Route 303 – Palisades Center Drive).
One southbound lane will reopen at 7 p.m. tonight, and a second southbound lane will reopen at 8 p.m. tonight.
by Shauna R Bahssin
It can be hard to believe that more than twenty years have passed since the advent of Pokemon, the Japanese anime universe in which Pokemasters catch and train fictive dinosaur-like creatures and battle other Pokemasters. But it’s harder still to believe that Pokemon, originally conceived as a GameBoy game, is now experiencing an epic resurgence. On July 6, Nintendo released Pokemon Go, an augmented-reality game built for smartphones; within 24 hours the game topped mobile application downloads. Pokemon trainers — people trying to catch and raise Pokemon, build strong teams of the digital creatures and face off against competitors– are suddenly everywhere. They are easily identifiable — any person under 30 years old who is walking around, absently with their phone open is likely to be a member of the Pokemon Go community [Editor’s note: Not every Millennial with their phone out is playing Pokemon Go]. And around Rockland County, Nyack in particular has been something of a haven.