It’s been quite a week for The Nyack Center’s Kim Cross. Last Saturday, The Nyack Center held its Legacy Gala, an annual fundraiser, where she announced a generous contribution from Herb Kurz, founder of Presidential Life. On Tues night, Cross rallied with other Rockland County non-profits in New City to ask the county legislature to reject the budget proposed by County Executive Ed Day that would slash more than $49,000 in funding from the Nyack Center. On Wednesday, Cross and Kurz were named as the 2014 recipients of FOR’s Nyack Area Peace Prize.
I know what some of you are thinking: Snow, already? November has just barely begun! Wasn’t it over 60 degrees yesterday (Yes, it was).
And the more skeptical, politically conspiratorial among you are thinking: can we keep politics out of the weather forecast? When did meteorology develop a left-leaning slant?
Here’s the NOAA forecast for Thurs night and Friday in Nyack:
Rain and snow tonight, becoming all snow after 1a with a low around 33. There’s an 80% chance of snow, with accumulations of less than a half inch. Friday’s high will reach 43 — however, bundle up as the wind chill will make it feel like 25-35 degrees during the day on Friday.
The sudden drop in temps and the possibility of some unseasonal snow tonight can be directly sourced to the left. That is, the upper left of the weather map of North America.
There’s no question this headline is putting the cart before the horse. But if Cuomo cynics are right, and the son-of-a-Mario gets a chance to move to DC in 2017, newly elected NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul would succeed him and become the first woman governor in New York state history.
There’s still one Rockland County race that is too close to call, where only ten votes separate the candidates.
But first, some election news from Tuesday night. The winners were Cuomo, Lowey, Carlucci, Jaffee and Zebrowski. The proposed changes to the Rockland County Charter were also approved by the voters.
Whether you vote Democrat or Republican today, your next governor will be a Westchester County resident with Italian ancestry.
There are also races for the US House of Representatives, NYS Atty General and Comptroller and a “what its about isn’t what its really about” vote about amending the Rockland County Charter. Click to learn more and find out when and where to vote.
In mid-term elections, most people stay home and then complain about how everyone else voted. You could stay home tonight and watch NCIS or The Voice. Or you could go out and vote. (If you have a DVR, you could probably do both) Think about it.
by Dave Zornow
Two years ago Nyack’s Main Street business district got a much needed facelift, including new lights, benches, crosswalks and sidewalks. In 2013, it got a free paint job courtesy of Benjamin Moore’s Main Street Matters campaign. However, Broadway businesses — who felt their neighborhood needed as much TLC as Main Street — were left out of both projects.
On Monday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $70 million in funding for 68 pedestrian and bicycle projects across New York State — including $1.48 million to fund streetscape improvements on North and South Broadway running from the border of Upper Nyack to South Nyack.
by Dave Zornow
Nyack is a one of a kind name that is getting big exposure online, in movie theaters, on FM radio, at train stations as well as at one of the most prominent billboard locations in New York City. The Nyack Marketing Association is building on its first major campaign last year with a $51,000 budget designed to reach holiday shoppers in North Jersey, Westchester and New York City.
Eleven Nyack Businesses are competing with companies across the country for 20 $150,000 small business grants from Chase’s Mission Main Street Grants program. And you are only a click away from casting a vote to help them reach the next round of the competition. But don’t delay — voting ends on Friday Oct 17.
Nyack Oct 13 — Summer’s gone, September’s a memory and in a few days it will be Halloween. While you were traveling abroad, lounging on the beach, hob-nobing in the Hamptons or sleeping in during your staycation, you might have missed some good stuff that happened in town. Not to worry: NyackNewsAndViews’ summer interns have got you covered.
Last Spring we put out the call for student interns. From May-August they’ve been hard at work writing features and creating video content about our community. Here’s a review of their work over the last few months in case you’ve missed it.
Will the “I Lift NY Limbo” Be The Next Dance Craze?
The I Lift NY Barge is SOO BIG that it barely fits under the current Tappan Zee Bridge. It’s a fact which the engineers at the Tappan Zee Contructors were quite aware — so before trying to move it from the south side to the north side of the TZB, they waited to get a little help from above — during a full moon.
Photo Credit: ©2014 Ray Wright
No one likes waiting in a line. For some its an annoying inconvenience. But if you are waiting for an organ transplant, it’s could be life threatening.
In the past year there have been 13,000 new organ donor registrations added in New York State thanks to Lauren’s Law, legislation introduced by NYS Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester).
“I never want anyone to have to wait for a transplant like I did,” says Stony Point resident Lauren Shields, the organ transplant recipient for whom the law is named. Shields received a heart transplant when she was nine years old.