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by Bill Batson
San Francisco has City Lights, New York City has the Strand and Nyack has the Pickwick Book Shop. The experience of shopping at Pickwick has changed little since it first opened in 1945. A seemingly infinite number of titles are crammed into a dense thicket of shelves. Books cover the floor and walls, arching as they approach the ceiling in ponderously tall stacks, in the way that trees canopy in a rain forest. At the center of this untamed landscape of literature is Pickwick’s owner, Jack Dunnigan.
by LeeAnn Mailly
Four plays, two art exhibitions, country & classical music, walking, cycling and rowing. There’s lots from which to choose during this first weekend of autumn.
Nyack Family Bike Day was a big success, as measured by the many smiles on the faces of the participating families and the many miles everyone cycled through the Nyacks. We are grateful to our sponsors and volunteers who made Sunday September 20 such a great day. Thanks to their generous support, Nyack Family Bike Day raised $1700 for the Nyack Center, funds that will help support the excellent programs that nurture children, teens and families in our community.
— Rachel Mack, Meg Mayo, Melody Partrick and Dave Zornow
Every 14 seconds, a senior is treated in the ER for a fall-related injury. And fall-related injuries cause the death of an older American every 29 minutes. The good news is falls are preventable and the first step to prevention is understanding risk.
On Wednesday, September 23, National Falls Prevention Awareness Day, ROCKLAND COUNTY YMCA is asking older adults, caregivers, family members and health care professionals in Rockland County to unite to raise awareness to prevent falls among older adults.
by LeeAnn Mailly
Don’t put your lawn chair away quite yet. You can tailgate or bring along your fave tote-able chair to Nyack’s one-night-only Fri Night At The Movies: Cartoon Edition, at 7:45p (it’s free). On Sunday your whole family can heed the words of Queen and “Get On Your Bikes And Ride!” at Nyack’s Family Bike Day in Memorial Park from 12n-4p with escorted parents and kids rides and great live music by the Jeff Rubin Band. And there’s Lobsters(fest) and Art(in The Park) just in Piermont, Restorative Justice with playwright Eve Ensler in the Nyack Center.
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by Vincent Pellecchia, Tri-State Transportation Campaign
With the new Tappan Zee Bridge construction in full swing, a recently released plan for upgraded bus service in the corridor and a projected completion/implementation date coming in 2018, the question on everyone’s mind is how much the tolls will be on the new bridge. New York State Senator David Carlucci of Rockland County has doubled down on a tax credit proposal he presented last year.
TZB tolls for locals are already low when compared to other tolls across the country. And Tappan Zee Bridge EZPass car commuters pay substantially less than what western Rockland County train riders pay.
Sept 24 At The Nyack Library: Politics Across the Hudson
Author and former manager of planning at the MTA Philip Mark Plotch will talk about his new book, Politics Across the Hudson: The Tappan Zee Megaproject at the Nyack Library on September 24 at 7p, telling the behind-the-scenes story about the planning and politics of the new TZB.
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:
by Nyack Mayor Jen Laird White
Potholes, gazebos and the governor (Oh My!) And the village says good bye to a good man and long time employee who left us way too soon. Fishing pier status, paving, the 2% tax cap and progress on Memorial Park, too.
After the Lent House in Orangeburg was unceremoniously demolished two months ago, efforts to save the John Green House in Nyack have been renewed. The John Green Preservation Coalition will be holding a meeting at the Nyack Library on Tuesday, June 2nd at 7p. Anyone interested in local history and preservation is urged to attend.