by Cassius Wilkinson
Just North of the Clermont Condominium, there is a picturesque field, overlooking the Hudson River on Nyack’s waterfront. Its terraced greenery is contained within an eight-foot fence that bars entry. At first sight the field appears to be nothing more than an idyllic picnic location with a sign hanging from the fence explaining its chain-linked inaccessibility. This area is more than a vacant property; it’s a New York State hazardous waste site, number 3-44-046.