Orangetown residents (that includes you, Nyack) go to the polls on Tuesday where they can vote for Town Supervisor, Town Council and County Executive. Here are two letters we received about the Town Supervisor contest.
by Jen White
Just a year ago, we faced the shocking and fearsome devastation of Sandy. Never have I loved Nyack more than when we all stood together near the steps of Village Hall to support one another, help one another, and share what we knew. In those moments, I felt deeply proud to be a part of a place so filled with compassion, generosity, and solidarity. That feeling holds true today, and it’s why I’m asking you to give me the honor of continuing to serve you as Mayor on Election Day, November 5, 2013.
by Eugene DuBow
The town election is one all too many people in Nyack, S. Nyack, Grandview and Piermont stay home for. They somehow do not see Orangetown as a political entity that affects their lives. They’re wrong!
For the second First Friday in a row, downtown Nyack will be bustling with art openings, interactive “happenings,”and live music. Building on the success of their first monthy festival, where street corner poets “slammed,” and a human canvas on stilts towered above pedestrians, the Nyack Art Collective has done it again.
First Friday August will include a sundown screening in the garden of the Edward Hopper House Art Center, a performance by John Moroski at the gazebo on Main Street, an outbreak of chalk art and the return of those slamming poets from Suffern and human canvases, this time in formal wear.
Here is a guide to the art that will be happening at 35 venues throughout Nyack on Friday, August 2, from 5-8p.
It’s Time To Do More Than Say
“Shop Local” To Help Local Businesses
by Lisa Kaess
In Rockland, we have the “Tale of Two Economies.” Is this best of times, the worst of times, the spring of hope or winter of despair for Rockland County? In the big picture, economic and business conditions have improved markedly. At the same time, an array of issues impacting small businesses and independent professionals signals that much work remains.
Downtown will be bustling with art openings, interactive “happenings,” live music, jugglers and more surprises from 5-8p during July’s First Friday. This first project from the Nyack Art Collective project is supported by over 40 local businesses in the village.
by Max Cea
For visitors from the center of the metro area universe — New York City — Nyack has almost everything. The one-square mile quaint walkable village has diverse dining, visual arts, music, culture, river views and access to the majestic Palisades. When the day is done there’s stimulating night life. But after that, the options on where an out of town visitor can spend the night are limited. NYLO Nyack, a boutique hotel opening in 2014, is hoping to change that.
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.