NYS Thruway officials are looking for input from residents, business owners and visitors across the tri-state area to determine the best parking configuration for the pedestrian and cycling Shared Use Path on the new Tappan Zee Bridge. In that the new bridge has been designed to last 100 years, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to influence what is likely to be in place for generations to come. The deadline for comments is Feb 13, 2015.
Nyack, Tues Jan 27 — The Village of Nyack Snow Emergency will be lifted at 11a. Cars may return to residential neighborhoods within the emergency boundaries and along emergency routes.
Trash pickup in the Village of Nyack will be cancelled until further notice because of the Mon Jan 26 snow storm. Scheduled Wed recycling will be bumped to this Saturday.
TZx buses will resume service on Tues 1/27 at 1p using a Saturday schedule. TOR buses will operate on a regular weekday schedule beginning at 1p. Visit RocklandBus.com for transit updates.
The Village of Nyack has declared a Snow Emergency in anticipation of the blizzard predicted for Mon-Tues Jan 26-27.
Any cars parked on streets that are in the snow emergency zone must be moved either into private driveways or into the village lots until the emergency is lifted. If you don’t have off street parking where you live, you can park for free in village lots as of 6p Monday until the Snow emergency has been lifted. Here’s the official announcement from Nyack-NY.gov.
by Melody Partrick, Nyack Recreation Director
If your New Year’s resolutions included learning a new sport, taking up a musical instrument, trying a new hobby or just getting in shape, the Village of Nyack Recreation Department is here to help.
February 9 marks the beginning of six weeks of Winter Recreation Programs running through March 27.
by Diane Goodman, Ed. D
What does it mean to be white? Most white people have difficulty answering that question and they rarely have the opportunity to explore their own racial identities and experiences. However, this question is not a new one. For decades, people, including myself, have been examining the significance of being considered white in a society that is racially unjust and how to constructively partner with people of color to create more equity in the world.
Thirty years of working on racial and social justice issues as an educator and activist inform a series of workshops entitled “Exploring What it Means to Be White” that I will present at the Fellowship of Reconciliation starting on January 11, 2015.
You’ll find special New Year’s celebrations at the Nyack Seaport, Hudson House, Spice of India, The Pour House, Bourbon St, 8 North Broadway and Velo. Also, there’s free coffee for the driving and the drowsy on the NYS Thruway between 11p and 7a.
Get trashed early: Nyack’s usual Thursday garbage will get picked up on Wed. Also, the Village of South Nyack gets recycled on Friday.
by Larry M. Elkin
State legislators are frequently paid full-time salaries for what amounts to part-time work, salaries which they often augment with jobs in law firms or other enterprises that benefit from their government positions. I hold New York’s Legislature in particular disrespect in this regard. My view is that nobody who simultaneously possesses talent, integrity and self-respect would want to serve as a New York lawmaker – and I mean this seriously, not as hyperbole.
Nyack, Dec 24 — The Herbert Kurz Foundation will donate $10,000 to the Nyack Library. The late Herb and Edythe Kurz were generous community philanthropists that supported many Rockland County non-profits including The Nyack Center, Rockland Community College, People to People, the Center for Safety and Change (formerly the Rockland Family Shelter) and Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Herbert Kurz founded Presidential Life, a Nyack-based life insurance company he ran for 40 years. He died on Nov 24 at the age of 94. His wife, Edythe, passed away in 2011.