Village of Nyack residents will get an additional garbage pickup day beginning in mid-June. As a bonus, the new schedule will permit more street maintenance work in less time without adding staff or increasing costs. Village Administrator Jim Politi says that by consolidating trash pickup to two days each week, residents will benefit by getting another day when they can put out their trash and his DPW staff will get 11 full days in a typical month where they can concentrate on the other responsibilities of the village’s Department of Public Works.
Be prepared for some serious bathroom language from the Supervisor’s Office this Thursday. But unlike some of the four letter words you tell your kids to avoid, it’s just the kind of stuff that children of all ages –as well as infrastructure geeks — might just want to hear.
On Thursday May 19 at 3:15p, the public is invited to tour the Orangetown Wastewater Treatment Facility. Visitors will learn about the entire process of water treatment, including biological, chemical and mechanical processes, from the moment wastewater enters the plant from the town’s sewer system through when the cleaned wastewater is sent to the Hudson.
Sat 11:15a update: “The Thruway Authority is happy to report that Tappan Zee Constructors completed its work well ahead of schedule. We began reopening northbound/westbound lanes on the Tappan Zee Bridge at 10a. No further lane closures on the bridge are required this weekend. We would like to thank motorists and the residents of Grand View and South Nyack for their patience and understanding during this time.” — Khurram Saeed, Director of Communications,
New NY Bridge Project
Nyack Friday, April 29 — Beginning at 9p tonight, three north bound lanes of the Tappan Zee Bridge will be closed to accommodate construction of the new bridge. Have no fears about getting in your car unaware of what’s in in store — because we have an app for that.
Nyack Sketch Log author Bill Batson is away this week — but his art is still with us remembering Nyack as it once was, during The Time Before The Malls.
Since the mid 19th century, Nyack was regarded as the commercial center for Rockland County. The current exhibit at the Historical Society of the Nyacks’ features photographs and memorabilia from the many shops that provided both necessities and luxury goods.
Bill’s sketch of the Hudson House restaurant — once upon a time the Nyack Village Hall — reminds us of all of the changes our downtown has seen, and continues to see as time marches on.
Some Pups and Their Peeps
Say ‘Yes.’ A Dog Park should be
included in Nyack’s Comprehensive Master Plan
by Dave Zornow
Nyack, Feb 23 — The Village of Nyack has made a concerted effort to include many constituencies in its Comprehensive Master Plan conversation. Our upright community has been asked to weigh in on issues like land use, open space and infrastructure. But an important minority feels their views are not being considered, just because they don’t walk upright.
It’s a weekend of chamber & organ music, rock ‘n roots, Iranian art, a movie about five Turkish sisters and an original play about a 19th century African-American NYC theatre company. Also, an Epic Ice Sculpture at Rockland Lake. Here’s your Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it.
by Dave Zornow
NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Department of Health (DOH) to investigate a report of radioactive tritium found in the groundwater at the Indian Point Nuclear facility. “Our first concern is for the health and safety of the residents close to the facility and ensuring the groundwater leak does not pose a threat,” said Cuomo. “This latest failure at Indian Point is unacceptable and I have directed [these departments] to fully investigate this incident and employ all available measures, including working with Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to determine the extent of the release, its likely duration, cause and potential impacts to the environment and public health.”
by Dave Zornow
Nyack, Jan 22 — Here are the latest pronouncements about the impending Saturday snowstorm from O&R, Suez, Rockland County bus service, Tappan Zee Bridge Constructors…and Donald Trump.
Last week there was Tappan Zee Bridge action inside and outside. Noise barrier construction continued along the northbound New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) on the west bank of the Hudson River. And in South Nyack Village hall, the Village Board chose their fave configuration for the future SUP (shared use path) parking.