The oldest house in Nyack will be a beneficiary of a new art show opening next month near Nyack. The exhibition at Orangeburg’s Volition Gallery focuses on restoration art featuring the work of 12 local photographers, painters, and sculptors. Some of the proceeds will go to support restoration of the John Green House, the oldest house in Nyack.
by Scenic Hudson
Suez Water has proposed a 15% rate increase — totaling $54 million — for their Rockland County customers. The Rockland Water Coalition, Scenic Hudson and Riverkeeper say it’s not in the public interest to pay for “an abominably conceived and mismanaged [desalination plant] that was proven to not be needed.” NYS Senator David Carlucci calls the increase “ill-conceived.” The public is invited to share their thoughts on this proposal at 6p on Thursday, Sept 29 at the Rockland County Legislature Building, 11 New Hempstead Rd., New City.
The desalination plant proposed by Suez NY – an energy-intensive and expensive “last resort” technology typically only seen in arid climates starved for water – was ordered abandoned by the Public Service Commission (PSC) in December, 2015, when it determined there was no immediate need for such a facility in Rockland County.
by Bill Batson
Cemeteries were segregated in America until the mid-20th century. Even black veterans of America’s armed conflicts were dishonored when buried. Today, Mount Moor Cemetery stands as a monument to the twisted logic of racial discrimination. But the cemetery of approximately 90 veterans and civilians also serves as a symbol of perseverance and defiance. The gravestones at Mount Moor endure, despite the initial efforts of the developers of the Palisades Mall to obliterate the burial ground.
by Khurram Saeed, Communications Director, New NY Bridge
There is no credible scientific evidence that New NY Bridge project activities have negatively impacted Atlantic or shortnose sturgeon populations. In fact, the Atlantic and shortnose sturgeon populations in the Hudson River are healthy, stable and growing – notwithstanding claims made by one of Riverkeeper’s staffers.
Driving on the Palisades Interstate Parkways today?
Well, don’t if you can help it. Lane closures are expected on the Palisades in the vicinity of Exit 8 (Route 59) while crews perform bridge maintenance today, from 9a to 4:30p, weather permitting
Shipping and maritime trade associations have asked the Coast Guard to establish 10 new Hudson River anchorage fields for up to 43 vessels, from tugboats to 600-foot tankers, from Yonkers up to Kingston.
The outcry against the proposed anchorages from Hudson Valley environmental watchdog groups, elected officials, and concerned citizens has been fierce, and the deadline for public comment has been extended.
What’s behind the anchorage request, and the widespread opposition? We’ve got the answers.
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.
Fall in! Fall has arrived with lots of reasons to spend time outdoors. Try National Hunting & Fishing Day, Rodeo & Western Day, Torne Valley Vineyard Grape Crush and Oktoberfest. There’s also art, theatre and the annual Garner Arts Block Party.
The Nyack Weekender is brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland.
by Jocelyn Jane Cox
Being a parent can be really embarrassing. I’m not saying that our kids are embarrassing or that we should be embarrassed by them – not at all, I’m talking about the humiliating things we do because we’re parents, those actions and statements that make us feel like buffoons, either immediately or upon later reflection.
In 2015, Nyack received a $1.5 million grant from New York’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) to improve Broadway through pedestrian, transit and bicycle improvements. Although the village has a reputation as a walk-able place, in reality there are a lot of impediments to getting around including narrow sidewalks, utility poles, mailboxes and misaligned crosswalks.
The public is invited to attend the 6:30p Sept 22 VB Workshop meeting where McLaren Engineering Group will present their plan to revise the sidewalks, crosswalks, curbs, benches and landscape along Nyack’s North/South downtown corridor to make it easier to get around without a car.
Carson McCullers came to Nyack in 1945 to convalesce and create. For 22 years she found a place to do both, completing The Member of the Wedding, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Clock Without Hands. On September 29, 1967, her heart and vascular system, weakened by a litany of ailments and the strain from the kind of despondency that often afflicts great artists, finally surrendered.