Everyone responds to Tappan Zee Bridge construction in their own special way. Construction workers cheer and residents of Salisbury Point and the Quay jeer. Most people just shrug. Grandview resident Rick Spreyer writes poetry.
Category: Tappan Zee Bridge
by Janie Rosman
Math and I get along well on an as-needed basis – balancing my checkbook, paying monthly bills within a limited budget and income, etc. I shop with a dollar amount in mind and try to find something within that amount. There are times, though, when I do use my credit card – for example, car repairs, or a new digital camera – and pay the balance during the ensuing months.
Which brings me to New York State and how it plans to pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
by Veronica Vanterpool, Executive Director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign
New York State’s taxpayers will be paying more money in taxes and tolls for a Tappan Zee Bridge that does little to reduce traffic congestion, improve transit or strengthen the Hudson Valley economy in the long-term. The US DOT will loan New York State 25 percent less than what was requested by the Thruway Authority in its loan application. As a result, the remaining $2.4 billion for the bridge project must be paid for with higher interest loans and steeper tolls.
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 Dave Zornow
Nyack, Jan 10 — Hundreds of news accounts covered New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2013 State of The State address yesterday which included initiatives for gun control, upstate casino gambling, a higher minimum wage and woman’s equality. Depending upon your politics and point of view, there was something there for everyone.
Here’s an analysis of headlines from 106 news sources which included the keywords “2013 Cuomo State of The State” in a Google News search on Thurs morning. What they have to say — across the state and the political spectrum — tells you a lot about what the gov has planned as well as the what editors’ thought you should know about it.
The 2012 Photographic Year In Review has looked at the impact weather played in 2012 and some of the news and events by which the year will be remembered. The third and final installment includes a Few of Our Favorite Things. No raindrops on roses were harmed in the creation of these memorable images from 2012.
In Germany, it’s used as a sandwich spread and a sweetener for sauces. You can also find sugar beet juice on the New York State Thruway, but isn’t available in the rest area restaurants. With more snow forecast for Saturday, Thruway road crews will be applying an anti-icing mix of sugar beet juice and brine to pre-treat roadways before the snow begins to fall.
by Dave Zornow
Nyack, Dec 24 2012 — This recent photo of the Tappan Zee Bridge is both silent and still, a perfect metaphor for the night before Christmas. It was taken by local photographer Alison Perry during that brief period between the tides on the Hudson when the water is still and the reflection of the lights on the river is perfect. It’s a fitting image for a special night. It’s also a scene which we are unlikely to see again on Christmas Eve.