Here are a few things you may not know about your neighbor on the Hudson at Gedney Street, the Nyack Boat Club. And once your interest is piqued, you can find out more first hand at their open house on Sat May 31 from 11a-4p.
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by Bill Batson
Nyack Boat Club Commodore Kieran Quinn will preside over his final Close of Season ceremony on October 27. His two-year term at the helm of the club, that concludes at year’s end, included leading the effort to repair the wreckage wrought by Hurricane Sandy. In a recent interview, Quinn, who served a shift of similar length as Mayor of Nyack from 1987 through 1990, reflects on issues that impact the club , the village and the Hudson River and his fondness for “messing around in boats.”
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.
by Bill Batson
Behind this non-descript row of storefronts is the creative enterprise of artist, hairdresser, health advocate and burgeoning environmentalist Candice Robins. Robins advances a deeper brand of aesthetics that connects your outer appearance to your inner wellbeing. When some people hear the word salon, they imagine a hairdresser’s workshop, other’s a place for artistic exploration. Welcome to Candice Robins Streamstudio, where you can find both and much more.
One of the moored sailboats at the Nyack Boat Club sank on Thursday night. There were thunderstorms, but there was no evidence of a lightening strike, said the Boat Club’s caretaker, Vince Landers. The cause of the sinking is a mystery. If anybody was under any illusion that Nyack has[...]