Next month, RoCA takes the ‘R’ in ARt to a new level with an exhibit that uses imagination in conjunction with repetition, recycling, and repurposing. Beginning Feb 19, see the work of contributing artists Mark Khaisman, Will Kurtz, Sui Park, and Federico Uribe who include unusual materials in their art.
by Jocelyn Jane Cox
In this current political enviroment filled with rancor and disagreement, it’s good to know that people are also coming together. Five local bands played in the name of unity at Nyack’s First Reformed Church on Jan 14 with all proceeds benefiting Planned Parenthood and Helping Hands. I was lucky enough to catch the tail end of this Unity Concert that featured Sammy Cannillo, Hold On, Caulfield, The Foxfires, Who Are They and The BeStills. It was more than just uplifting. It gave me hope.
by Bill Batson
In 1884, Nyack, NY was a bustling river community and the commercial heart of Rockland County. This sketch is from a widely circulated map made by L. R. Burleigh. The bird’s-eye view rendering depicts a jumble of homes, businesses and churches. When you take a closer look at this historical document you’ll discover that our 19th century republic on the Hudson was not as indivisible as the promise made in our pledge of allegiance.
by Jordan Carleo-Evangelist
It feels a little silly to get weepy over a bridge — especially one as widely reviled as the Tappan Zee.
Sure, it’s easy for me to be sentimental about the TZ because I don’t have to deal with it every day. I’m not commuting across it like my parents did for so many years. It’s not my job to keep it safe or to ensure traffic moves smoothly.
Still, I will be sad to see this misfit go.
They tower over the river at 419 feet tall at an ever so slight but very obvious five degree angle. Their iconic design is what makes the new TZB visually unique.
Last week, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo was on site to commemorate the final pours for the eight main span towers for the New New York Bridge (NNYB). “Replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge with such a magnificent structure sends a powerful message to the world that nothing is too big or too difficult for the Empire State,” said Cuomo.
But there’s more than just concrete and cables behind the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Construction workers recently installed the first of 18 overhead gantries, part of an Intelligent Transportation Systems to help keep traffic moving safely and efficiently on the new bridge.
Rockland County residents will come together on Sunday 18, 2016 in Nyack to resist hate and intolerance.
“This rally will bring residents together to affirm values of tolerance and social justice, and to share actions we can take to protect our communities, defend democracy, and build a country that works for everyone.”
by Max Cea and Dave Zornow
R.E.M. sang “It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I’m feeling fine.” But that was years before the 2016 presidential election.
Today is the day. The end — of this mad marathon through the depths of Mordor if not the American empire. Forecasts, though, don’t predict anything apocalyptic, just overcast skies and a bit of rain, which, you know, seems all too appropriate.
Anyway, enough about the weather. Here’s what you need to know to prevent the apocalypse — or just to have a say in the future of Nyack development.
by John Patrick Schutz
Ever wonder why there’s a Nyack, Upper Nyack, South Nyack? Not to mention a Central Nyack and a West Nyack?
It can be confusing even to those of us who’ve lived here all of our lives.