Nyack, May 5 — Monday’s Downtown Meeting hosted by Nyack Mayor Jen White promises big news about a planned makeover for Nyack’s business district. The meeting, open to downtown businesses and the general public, will be held on Mon May 6 at 9a on the 2nd floor of Nyack’s Village Hall .
Fashion publicist Anna Rice visited Nyack on a weekend last month and wrote about her trip at the BlondeBananaBlog.com. She offers a refreshing outsider’s perspective on our village’s bars, restaurants and its free parking.
I took a short trip outside of the city to explore the river villages of Nyack and Tarrytown. Although I’ve lived in NYC for almost two years, I’ve never explored much of the state outside the five boroughs. One of my 2013 travel resolutions was to explore New York more, and this quick trip on the Metro North Railroad was the perfect start.
by Alison Perry
Raking light entering through the side window of a Main Street Chinese restaurant made for a colorful scene as I drove through Nyack one recent afternoon. The creamy pastel tones were so pretty I pulled over to take several exposures, then noticed a lonely dining chair lending an enigmatic tone.
by Sarah Anderson
Over one hundred people from various cultural and economical backgrounds filled Nyack’s Village Hall on Feb 28. A few mothers were nursing their babies, while other parents sat beside their teenage children. Adults dressed in professional attire chatted with neighbors. Everyone was united by one common interest: skateboarding.
by Owen Voutsinas-Klose
Go it alone or join a team at Pull With Purpose, a fundraiser for the Nyack Center on Mar 2 sponsored by the River Rowing Association.
Participants compete on rowing machines taking turns with other team members. Last year, the RRA raised $10,000 for the Nyack Center.
by Max Cea
In the past two years, the Village of Nyack increased property taxes by less than one percent per year. In the prior two years, taxes increased a total of 17.99%. In recognition of this significant turnaround in the financial management of the village, last month Standard and Poor’s gave Nyack an “A” rating for its long-term rating for general obligation debt. Nyack’s improved bond rating resulted from “two consecutive general fund surpluses that have eliminated the deficit, coupled with a general fund projection that shows surpluses through fiscal 2015,” according to the S&P analysis.
by Arthur H. Gunther III
Billions are being sought for Hurricane Sandy reconstruction by the governors of New York and New Jersey and New York City’s mayor. The full dollars may not come given the federal budget deficit, the ‘€œfiscal cliff’€ stalemate and traditional congressional reluctance to assist the Northeast, but whatever funds do arrive, the worry is that the greedy already see cash in their big eyes.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York State needs $42 million, Gotham’s mayor wants $15 billion and Jersey Gov. Chris Christie thinks $37 billion will do.
Nyack Mayor Jen White hosts her monthly “downtown” meeting for Nyack businesses on Mon Dec 3 at 9a on the 2nd floor of Nyack’s Village Hall. This informal meeting on issues important to residents and businesses is open to the public.
by Alison Perry
Nyack, Nov 30 — Last Sunday afternoon the light started to change from dreary and overcast to patches of intense luminosity bursting though the cloud cover, more so as the day wore on. As I approached the hill top ridge in my car I remembered the Tappan Zee Bridge turns golden this time of day so I decided to look for some memorable images there and in light of current events surrounding it’s age and impending replacement. I briefly considered the bridge in its past, present and future tense’€ relative to the economic and cultural impact it has had on so many lives. It’s amazing to consider what a span of steel can do.
Nyack, Nov 27 — You can park for free if you know where to go in Nyack between now and Jan 2. Nyack’s Village Board, working with the Chamber of Commerce of the Nyacks and ACADA have declared a parking holiday for the municipal lot on Artopee Way behind the Riverspace building by Main Street through the rest of 2012.