Ko Im, a Forbes.com contributor and a “self-proclaimed lifestyle enthusiast based in New York City,” made the trek from Manahattan to Nyack on May 19 for the grand opening of The Time Nyack hotel. “Nyack and NYC may share a few letters, but they can seem like worlds apart.” It was her first visit to the hotel — and her first visit to Nyack, which she described as a “creative hub.” Although you might expect a national business magazine like Forbes to have a nothing-but-the-facts analysis of how The Time Nyack’s owners expect their $40 million investment to succeed, her analysis was more art and less science.
Category: As Others See Us
by Courtney George
The first time I visited Nyack, I felt a little like I was going home. I can understand why Carson McCullers who loved her Georgia home, even if she took issue with its social policies would want to live in this little gem outside of New York City. Visiting again, it was confirmed for me: Nyack feels like my home region, which is comforting. Let me tell you why.
Stories You May Have Missed By Students You Might Just Know
Nyack Sept 2 — Every summer Nyack News and Views recuits a new crop of summer interns to write news and feature stories about our community. This year’s subjects included: a retired Soap Star’s second career in Nyack, the new Tappan Zee Bridge, the old Riverspace Arts theatre, an abandoned Cold War era Nike Missile site and a local restaurant on national TV.
Here’s a summary of their work over the last few months in case you missed it:
The walls of the home on South Broadway may not talk, but Columbus State University expects to help scholars learn more about Columbus’ most famous author, Carson McCullers, as a result of acquiring the author’s former home in South Nyack.
That’s because the recent gift of the house from the estate of Dr. Mary E. Mercer, McCullers’ physician and longtime friend, also includes more than 10,000 pages of the author’s personal documents, artifacts, artwork and even furniture used by McCullers.
by Avalon Singer
When Nyack resident Margaret Swift boarded an ocean liner bound for New York in 1912, she had no idea that she would be on an ill-fated voyage that would forever changed the meaning of the adjective titanic.
by Osman Bhatty, MD
Take a turn on the Korean War Memorial Highway and make your way east, past the newly opened Nanuet Shops. Past the towering stone horse statues and the shivering sweatshirt clad men jogging towards the gym situated at its peak. Drive further and see the bright red letters of the Palisades mall grow smaller and smaller in your car’s rear view mirror. Eventually as you get closer to and then further again to the roar of the NY Thruway you’ll find yourself in a part of Rockland County no longer decorated with franchises or the typical strip malls that dominate the landscape of any suburb north of the city.
“As the new bridge connecting Westchester to Rockland County emerges from under the Hudson, we know that the current skyline will soon become a memory,” writes Ruthmarie Hicks in her blog, FotosOnTheFly.biz. And for those of you who already think they spend waaaay too much time on the bridge, Hicks has collapsed two hours of action around the bridge into a sparse 14 secs with time-lapse photography.
“The transition from day into night is one of the most compelling ways to use time-lapse photography. As the sun goes down and we respond by cranking up our electrical grid, the transformation is quite dramatic,” she writes.
“Rivercrest, a six-story, 95-unit cooperative perched beside the Hudson River in Nyack, proved to be prophetically named when Superstorm Sandy unleashed its fury in October 2012,” writes Bill Morris in the condo and co-op magazine Habitat. There are costs that come with that spectacular river view which FEMA and commercial insurers won’t cover.
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.
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.