The Village of Nyack’s new trash pickup schedule starts today. Beginning on Monday, June 20, the DPW will pick up trash from every home in the village each Monday and Thursday. Bulk pickup will now be available the first Friday of each month. You can also drop off bulk items any day at the Village of Nyack DPW on Catherine Street.
by Kristen Zebrowski Stavisky
Last Sunday I spoke at Gay Pride Rockland, a joyous occasion celebrating our diversity and shared humanity. But our happiness on that day was also tinged with sadness for Orlando. As we celebrated, 49 families in that city grieved and another 53 families kept vigil, praying for the survival of their loved ones injured in the attack. It is incomprehensible to me that during this month long celebration of Pride, a madman entered a club and slaughtered innocents. Gay Pride Rockland is a celebration of our community — this year should have been particularly exciting and meaningful as we prepare to open a Pride Center in Nyack. Instead, we mourn and stand with our brothers and sisters in Orlando.
From 5p to dusk on Thursday June 2, Nyack’s Main Street Parking lot will be filled with bikes.
Not the usual bikes you see in Nyack. Think: two wheels and lots of horsepower to spare. Instead of click, click, it will be Vroom, Vroom this Thursday when The Nyack Chamber of Commerce and Fugawi MC Cares showcase motorcycles that are both vintage and cutting edge in the parking lot on Main between Cedar and S. Franklin.
Nyack, May 26, 2016 –Heads up for Metro North riders — there will be an extra train scheduled to help you make a quick getaway on Friday. For TZx, TOR and TRIPS passengers, it will be business as usual.
by Avalon Singer and Max Cea
Last week’s opening of The Time Hotel might have been the biggest party in Nyack since the heyday of the Pierre Bernard’s Clarkstown Country Club during the Roaring 1920’s. Over 800 invitees were on hand for “the only upscale, boutique hotel with loft-style accommodations in Rockland County.” Attendees were encouraged to “dress to impress.” Which is what the newest hospitality entry in the market also hoped to do with its opening night entertainment and glitz. Three DJs were strategically placed playing ‘80s dance tunes for the Gen Xers, current pop tunes for millennials and Motown for Baby boomers. Women dressed like showgirls danced on platforms and posed for pictures with guests. And there were Irish bagpipes, too.
by Steve P. Knowlton
Bicycling is on the rise! More people than ever are bicycling, both as a means of transportation and for a healthy and fun workout. Unless you’re one of the very lucky folks that have access to a protected, car-free bicycle path very nearby your home, some of the time you will be riding on streets and sharing them with cars and drivers. And if you are using your bike for transportation on a regular basis, you’ll definitely be riding on the roads and streets.
Nyack, May 19 — Come to the Nyack Center from 6-8p to see the future of NYC and cross county commuting. Some day in the not so distant future you might be saying “So long, TZx…hello Lower Hudson Valley Transit Link (LHTL).”
The LHTL porject is a set of interrelated improvements that will support the development and operation of an East-West BRT service along I-287 and adjacent roads between Westchester and Rockland counties. New York’s Department of Transportation will hold an Open House to talk about the benefits of Lower Hudson Valley Transit Link on Thursday, May 19 from 6-8p at The Nyack Center Auditorium, 58 Depew Avenue and South Broadway. It’s free, informative and futuristic, too.
There may be as many as 30,000 people visiting the village on Nyack Street Fair Sunday. The good news is that the first 5,000 of them won’t need parking and won’t be here for very long.
Cyclists competing in the Gran Fondo NY 100 mile ride from the GWB to Bear Mountain and back will pass through the village between 7:45 and 845a. The Nyack Street Fair kicks off at 10a.
by Dave Zornow
Nyack, May 12 — If you were looking for an official beginning to the bicycling season in Nyack, this week might be it. This week features the season opener for a popular local ride, an annual international bicycle event and the yearly silent remembrance of cyclists who died while riding. The Bike Nyack neighborhood ride has its season opener on Saturday; the international Gran Fondo New York passes through Nyack on Sunday morning; and next week the Rockland Bicycle Club leads its annual “Ride of Silence” to raise awareness for cycling safety.
Also: The Great Nyack Bike Bake Off, “New Connectivities for Nyack ” transportation alternatives, regular rides around Rockland Lake and Nyack Family Bike Day returns in September.
by Trevor Brookins
The idea of following one’s conscience gets lots of traction when dealing with issues around sexual identity and orientation. Less publicized but probably more frequent are the times when religious liberty faces off against medical realities.