Last month the members a North Jersey environmental action group traveled to Clarkstown to take a look at one of the sources of their drinking water. Bergen SWAN (Save the Watershed Action Network) received permission from United Water of NY and NJ to take a small flotilla of kayaks around Lake DeForest.
Category: As Others See Us
May is Bike Month and NyackNewsAndViews is running features about cycling and the cyclists who live here or like to visit Nyack. Last week we included a profile of former Village Trustee Steve Knowlton who will be fundraising for The Nyack Center in this Sunday’s 2014 Gran Fondo New York Ride. This week we’ll share the view As Others See Us — from two wheels as they pass through town on a long distance ride to Manhattan.
Nyack is a famous destination for cyclists from the south in NYC and North Jersey. But there are intrepid riders who come from the North — as a recent story in the Montreal Gazette documented. Monique Polak contributed a special feature about a bike adventure she took from Hudson, NY to New York City which included a stop in Nyack — as well as feature photo of our local bike haven, The Runcible Spoon.
New York Gov. Thomas Dewey is credited with the Tappan Zee Bridge’s location connecting the widest points of the river just outside the jurisdiction of the Port Authority.
Dewey also championed the World War II technology that would enable the bridge’s construction. That technology was the brainchild of a Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate and former faculty member, Emil Praeger.
Tappan Zee Bridge construction sends ripples across the Hudson — and across the United States, too. Here are three recent stories that have appeared in publications across the country about TZB II. Stand by to read what the world beyond the Hudson has to say about about TZB lifting, dredging and rebar. As well as one unprovoked Snark Attack.
Fashion publicist Anna Rice visited Nyack on a weekend last month and wrote about her trip at the BlondeBananaBlog.com. She offers a refreshing outsider’s perspective on our village’s bars, restaurants and its free parking.
I took a short trip outside of the city to explore the river villages of Nyack and Tarrytown. Although I’ve lived in NYC for almost two years, I’ve never explored much of the state outside the five boroughs. One of my 2013 travel resolutions was to explore New York more, and this quick trip on the Metro North Railroad was the perfect start.
by Cristina Moreno
Who are all of those tourists in Nyack from the boroughs, the surrounding counties, and the far flung exits on the Garden State Parkway and the NYS Thruway? One of them is Cristina Moreno, a freelance writer, teacher, and all around enthusiast who blogs at The Rambling Fangirl. Here’s her review of Nyack after a recent weekend visit to the village.
I spent a few hours on Sunday walking around Nyack with my gentleman. I’m not sure when Nyack went from “that place where everyone I went to high school with hangs out and parties” to “the place I fantasize about living in,” but it’s something that has been on my life for a while.
New York Magazine has discovered the Tappan Zee Bridge. Or more specifically, the future TZB II, providing 11 reasons in their feature article, Falling Down, why the bridge was built — and why it must be rebuilt.
Real Estate Website Curbed.com focused its Redesign the City column on the NYS Thruway’s selected design for a replacement Tappan Zee Bridge. In this feature, architecture graduate student William Weber looks at New York neighborhoods trying to imagine what they will be like in the future.
by Heather Nyack
The US election is a distant memory. Although the hostile and ridiculous things that supporters and pundits said on mass and social media may seem like potholes viewed in a rear view mirror, you might be wondering why it matters what Nyack still thinks about Mitt Romney.
On the day before the 2012 U.S. presidential election, Heather Nyack, a grandmother in British Columbia, blogged about how that event looked to our neighbors to the north. giving us a little insight into how what we do amongst ourselves impacts the rest of the world in ways we rarely consider.
Are we done yet?
That is my first thought. I cannot wait for this election to be done with. And I am not even an American. It has a bit comical, and a bit scary to watch it from the sidelines. I do not recall being this terrified of any election result before, in any other country.
by Jack and Marce Schulz
One week ago on Sept 8, a violent storm spoiled a perfect Saturday morning spawning tornadoes in Queens and Brooklyn and cancelling kids soccer games all across the tri-state area. Most of us could hide from Mother Nature’s wrath indoors on dry land. But what if your home was a sailboat moored in the Hudson near the Nyack Beach Club, your temporary port of call as you explored the world? In a post called A Curious Visit and the View From the Back Porch, Marce Schulz writes about what the storm looked like from sea level on their 1998 Manta 40 catamaran, Escape Velocity.
What a day! We had spent an uneasy night because of the proximity of too many small sailboats and some wind-against-current swinging. As soon as it was light we weighed anchor and moved Escape Velocity to a better spot closer to shore and far away from any moorings.
We were congratulating ourselves on a perfect choice of anchorage with no nearby boats when we heard a voice calling out from very close. We looked around. No boats. And then we saw the man in the water out for a morning swim in a red swim cap and hand paddles. He said ‘€œGood morning!’€ and Jack went out on deck to chat. This was a first for us, and we were struck with how hardy New Yorkers are.
He told us there was a front moving in and that we’d have a rough hour and a half but then we’d have fine weather.