Come to Nyack on July 4th to see dueling fireworks displays fill the sky over the Hudson River. The Village of Nyack will launch their aerial show from the west bank at about the same time Sleepy Hollow will light up the skies from the east side of the river, shortly before 9pm on Sat July 4.
The Nyack Weekender answers the burning questions that other publications are afraid to ask: Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? and Do you speak Parseltounge?
The answer to these questions, as well as where you can hear a Thelonious Monk retrospective, listen to live performances by Shawn Colvin, John Sebastian, Tom Chapin, Steve Forbert, see a raucous Alfred Hitchcock send up on stage, ride a roller coaster and watch some fireworks, is only one click away.
The Nyack Weekender is sponsored by The Arts Council of Rockland.
by Dave Zornow
When NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Nyack on June 3 to talk about renewing New York’s two percent tax cap, the media generated more than 50 stories about his visit. Most of them, however, missed the really interesting stuff about his appearance at The Nyack Center. We’ll try to make up for that here.
by Dave Zornow
Nyack, June 3 — Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Nyack to talk about two of his proudest accomplishments: the two percent property tax cap and the new Tappan Zee Bridge. The purpose of the visit was to encourage the NYS Legislature to make the tax cap permanent before it expires in June 2016.
Although most of the meeting was about keeping the tax cap, Cuomo also spent a lot of time talking about the bridge. He’s really really, really proud of this accomplishment and not the least bit shy talking about it. “I love to talk about the Tappan Zee Bridge,” said Cuomo. “Because it’s not a government lesson, it’s a life lesson,”
NyackNewsAndViews is looking for a summer intern who wants to write today, but who once worked night and day building cities, tunnels and bridges out of Brio, K’nex, Legos and unlimited imagination. If you see the 328 foot lifting boom on the Tappan Zee Bridge I Lift NY supercrane as something you might have once built out of plastic interlocking pieces, read on.
We have several paid internships this summer writing about our community, profiling interesting people in and near the Nyacks and helping with marketing and technical tasks at NNaV. But this week, we’re talking Tappan Zee Bridge — and we are looking for someone who will help tell the story of how this new 100 year bridge is being built. You are only one click away from learning about how to apply.
There will be more overnight closings this week near the old Tappan Zee Bridge to permit installation of a new all electronic toll collection.
On Thursday at 6:30p, Nyack High School will host the annual Rockland County meeting about construction of the New NY Bridge (which you will probably just call the new Tappan Zee Bridge).
Their fans include Kirk Douglas, Joan Fontaine, Lauren Bacall, Hayley Mills…as well as King Don Juan Carlos of Spain, former President of France Jacques Chirac and the governors of New York and New Jersey. On Sat May 9 at 7:30p, Mimi, Sakiko and Harumi — The Furuya Sisters, a trio of Julliard graduates — will perform in the Carnegie-Farian Room of the Nyack Library.
by Dave Zornow
Nyack, April 24 — It’s what cynics would expect from a government contractor: they arrive on the job in October and sit around doin’ nothing until April. But don’t pick a fight with this construction worker: on it’s first day of work, it picked up 600 tons of concrete and moved it without one peep of complaint.
by Dave Zornow
illustrated by Jeremy Fuscaldo
Offering the the value you want with the quantity you expect, Costco is now in the car rental business. In case you were wondering what their low price / high volume business model looks like in the car rental space, here’s one possible view.
FEMA will provide almost $4.4 million in federal funds to rebuild Grand View-on-Hudson’s Village Hall, a historic structure that was severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy and subsequently condemned.
“The citizens of Grand View-on-Hudson are deeply grateful to FEMA for its commitment to helping us rebuild our village hall devastated by Hurricane Sandy,” said Grand View Mayor Larry Lynn.