Everyone responds to Tappan Zee Bridge construction in their own special way. Construction workers cheer and residents of Salisbury Point and the Quay jeer. Most people just shrug. Grandview resident Rick Spreyer writes poetry.
Voice actor, writer, actor and composer Noah Michael Levine is a Nyack native who recently returned home after many years away from Rockland County. In his first podcast, he talks about how the village he remembers has changed — and all of the ways it hasn’t.
There’s a parade to the park on Saturday at 2p. Nyack celebrates its fifth annual African American Day on Saturday, May 18 with a parade and a multicultural festival in Memorial Park on the Hudson River. Last week’s scheduled parade was postponed because of a threatening forecast. This Saturday’s skies are expected to be mostly sunny with a high of 70 degrees.
by Janie Rosman
Math and I get along well on an as-needed basis – balancing my checkbook, paying monthly bills within a limited budget and income, etc. I shop with a dollar amount in mind and try to find something within that amount. There are times, though, when I do use my credit card – for example, car repairs, or a new digital camera – and pay the balance during the ensuing months.
Which brings me to New York State and how it plans to pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
by Ray Wright
The rites of spring are greener grass and trees with leafs and flowering blossoms. The two Quanson Cherry Trees between the sidewalk and curb in front of our First Avenue home have grown and put out a tremendous number of flowers. They are now at their peak. When you look down our block from Broadway you see a sea of pink.
Nyack, May 15 — In 2011, 677 people died in the US from a bicycle accident involving a car. Ten years ago, one man’s death after being hit by a school bus while riding his bike inspired the first Ride Of Silence to honor cyclists who lost their lives after being hit by cars. The Rockland Bicycle Club will join cyclists throughout the country today with a 6:30p Ride of Silence from Nyack to Piermont. It’s also a tribute to Rockland County resident Janet Martinez who was struck and killed by a car while riding on 9W near the the South Nyack/Upper Grandview border last June.
It’s a 12 year old recipe that’s one part foodie, two parts charity with just a dash of sexism mixed in to make it interesting. Nyack Center holds their 12th annual Men Cooking fundraiser on Sun June 9 from 5-7p at the Nyack Center. Volunteer chefs — all men — cook for the public, serving up a wide variety of dishes including ethnic cuisines, homemade ice cream and great BBQ, too.
Diane Serratore knows that Gardening is Good. But the executive director of Rockland’s largest food pantry says it can be even better when home gardeners, community gardens and local farms Garden For Good and share their harvest with their neighbors in need.
Nyack’s Farmer’s Market kicks off its outdoor season with a ribbon cutting celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and kids’ entertainment on Thurs May 9 in the Riverspace municipal parking lot. Open each Thursday through November 21, vendors sell their best farm produce and other products from 8a to 2p. Free parking is available in the adjacent Artopee lot during Farmers’ Market hours.
by Ryan Karben
Looks like libraries are going to need lots of shelf space for Andrew Cuomo. In just the third year of his first term as New York’s Governor, Cuomo’s tenure has already spawned book plans from a Vanity Fair editor, Post columnist Fred Dicker and, as of last week, the Governor himself.
It’s no wonder. While the Governor is rarely depicted as a political choir boy, the chorus he conducts in Albany is positively harmonious.