Once a year, Piermont Pier becomes a field station, and local students, a team of environmental investigators. Last week scientists at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory led students through a series of field experiments designed to teach them more about the Hudson River.
The scheduled activities for Nyack’s annual Halloween Parade on Sat at 5:30p suggests it must be the Year of The Zombie.
Nyack’s first-ever Zombie Apocalypse crawl, led by local author Linda Zimmerman, will kick off right before the parade begins. All zombies should meet in Memorial Park in Nyack at 4:30p. Just to prove that zombies cannot live on brains alone, participants are encouraged to bring canned nonperishable food goods as a donation to People to People before crawling at 5p just prior to the full parade at 5:30p. Wanna walk like a zombie in full public view? Visit HvZombie.com for more details.
The 27th annual Nyack Halloween Parade is the largest parade of its kind outside New York City. Organized by the Nyack Chamber of commerce, over 25,000 spectators are expected to line the streets of Main and Broadway.
Nyack Oct 13 — Summer’s gone, September’s a memory and in a few days it will be Halloween. While you were traveling abroad, lounging on the beach, hob-nobing in the Hamptons or sleeping in during your staycation, you might have missed some good stuff that happened in town. Not to worry: NyackNewsAndViews’ summer interns have got you covered.
Last Spring we put out the call for student interns. From May-August they’ve been hard at work writing features and creating video content about our community. Here’s a review of their work over the last few months in case you’ve missed it.
“As the new bridge connecting Westchester to Rockland County emerges from under the Hudson, we know that the current skyline will soon become a memory,” writes Ruthmarie Hicks in her blog, FotosOnTheFly.biz. And for those of you who already think they spend waaaay too much time on the bridge, Hicks has collapsed two hours of action around the bridge into a sparse 14 secs with time-lapse photography.
“The transition from day into night is one of the most compelling ways to use time-lapse photography. As the sun goes down and we respond by cranking up our electrical grid, the transformation is quite dramatic,” she writes.
by Dave Zornow
Tarrytown, May 14 — President Barack Obama came to Tarrytown and invoked the names of three Republican presidents to urge Congress to support infrastructure spending.
“It was Ronald Reagan who said that rebuilding our infrastructure is ‘an investment in tomorrow that we must make today.’ Since when are the Republicans in Congress against Ronald Reagan?” he asked.
by Dave Zornow
Nyack, May 14 — President Barack Obama’s scheduled address today, posing in front of the Tappan Zee Bridge construction site, is being interpreted differently by different groups. But the local gridlock caused by the POTUS visit is only a metaphor for what goes in the nation’s capital every day.
May is Bike Month and NyackNewsAndViews is running features about cycling and the cyclists who live here or like to visit Nyack. Last week we included a profile of former Village Trustee Steve Knowlton who will be fundraising for The Nyack Center in this Sunday’s 2014 Gran Fondo New York Ride. This week we’ll share the view As Others See Us — from two wheels as they pass through town on a long distance ride to Manhattan.
Nyack is a famous destination for cyclists from the south in NYC and North Jersey. But there are intrepid riders who come from the North — as a recent story in the Montreal Gazette documented. Monique Polak contributed a special feature about a bike adventure she took from Hudson, NY to New York City which included a stop in Nyack — as well as feature photo of our local bike haven, The Runcible Spoon.
by Stephen Dolinsky
If you are looking to sell your home in 2014 things are looking up: the average sale price for single family homes in the first quarter was four percent higher than 1Q 2013.
The average sale price of these 261 single family homes was $421,678, compared with an average of $404,076 in the first quarter of 2013.
by Arthur H. Gunther III
There’s a new Tappan Zee Bridge a-building across the Hudson River just 20 miles north of New York City, though the original is nearing a really short but stressed 59 years. Some in these parts never wanted the first crossing.