The Hudson Valley is home to many beautiful ruins. They’re easy for New Yorkers to miss or overlook. But this past Saturday, the New York State Museum unveiled a photography and architecture exhibit dedicated to these sites: Hudson Valley Ruins features over 80 photographs by Robert Yasinsac and Thomas Rinaldi documenting forgotten historic sites and cultural treasures in the Hudson River Valley.
by Sharon Needleman, Hi Tor Animal Care Shelter
Because I’ve always loved animals, I’ve never been able to understand how some people choose to abuse and abandon them. But then there are those who restore my faith in people. One of those people was the woman who took pity on Queenie.
The New York State Thruway Authority announced that Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) has completed installation of the first stay cables on the New NY Bridge project. The stay cables, along with the 419-foot towers, will be the most prominent features of the new 3.1-mile structure. The first two stay cables were installed by TZC on the new northbound bridge’s main span on Thursday, July 21, 2016.
300 March in Nyack to Call For Gun Control Following Orlando Shooting
by Shauna R. Bahssin
Nyack, June 16 — “Our voices and tears are spilling out into the streets of Nyack and Rockland County demanding for our right to be safe,” said Brooke Malloy, the executive director of the Rockland County Pride Center, which opens in August. “The right to safe housing, safe schools and universities, employment, medical treatment and social services. The right to be safe to hold the hand of the person we love, or to be comfortable in the body that is our own. We have the right to live … We are a strong and resilient community, and we will not go away. This is our call to action.”
In the wake of the June 12 Orlando shooting which took the lives of 49 members of the LGBT and Latino communities, pride organizations around the U.S. have been encouraging recognition by organizing vigils for those lost in the violence. In Rockland County, these deaths have been acknowledged during two vigils, one in New City and Nyack on Wednesday and Thursday.
In accordance with the Eminent Domain Procedure Law (EDPL), the following is a synopsis of the determination and findings that have been made regarding the proposed project to provide Shared-use Path Facilities and Pedestrian/Bicycle Connections in the Villages of South Nyack and Tarrytown.
This Tuesday, May 17th, Nyack voters passed the school district’s $80,700,000 2016-2017 budget and voted affirmatively for two propositions regarding the Capital Reserve Fund, which is essentially a “rainy day fund.” The first proposition allows the district to expend up to $5,000,000 (the current balance) from the Capital Reserve Fund, created in 2010 and increased in 2014. The second proposition allows the district to increase the capital reserve fund from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 and increase the probable term from 10 to 11 years.
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Nyack April 24 — Orangetown residents can soon add their names to a “Do Not Knock Registry” to avoid unwanted commercial solicitation. The Town Board hopes the registry will “protect the peace and quiet of residents’ home from unwanted visitors,” says Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart.
by Micki Leader
The 13th JCC Rockland International Jewish Film Festival is an annual cinematic exploration and celebration of global Jewish and Israel life, history, complexity, diversity, culture and filmmaking for everyone. It is the goal of the festival to both entertain and educate the Jewish and general communities and strive to build bridges of mutual understanding and a community that is more tolerant, engaged and connected. Here’s a list of what will be screened this week:
For three children, Nyack’s coldest tradition can feel like its warmest. Each year, at the tail end of winter, community members from Rockland, Westchester, New York City and Bergen County prove that they have ice water in their veins by, well, jumping into ice water. The Penguin Plunge is an annual benefit to help three children with serious illnesses — each of whose courage puts a cold swim into perspective.