This Week in The Villages: You have two chances to talk back this week. On Tuesday, provide input on Nyack’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program at a public workshop. Then, give your input on the New NY Bridge’s Pedestrian/Bicyclist Shared Use Path. Also, there’s a new Farmers Market in town: pick up produce, honey and pickles on Thursdays in Nyack and Saturdays in Clarkstown.
Tagged: Tappan Zee Bridge
This Week in The Villages: There was ample time for reflection and celebration in Nyack this weekend. First, there was the annual Firefighter’s Memorial Service. Then there was Pride Sunday, a joyous opportunity to celebrate the LGBTQ community. Attn Nyack area parents: registration for Camp Nyack is now open. Listen to this: the 2017 Mostly Music concert schedule is now set. Clarkstown looks to the skies for its latest crime-fighting device.
This Week in The Villages: The new bridge has milestones for your eyes and your ears.
In Orangetown, there will be a public meeting of the Architecture and Community Appearance Board of Review with the Project Sycamore Data Center on the agenda.
Plastic bags may no longer be used for pickup of Rockland County recyclables.
Last week, Nyack, Upper Grandview and Valley Cottage residents approved their 2017-18 Nyack School District Budget and selected three candidates from a field of five to serve on the board of education.
South Nyack received a feasibility study that considers several scenarios for repurposing NYS Thruway Exit 10.
The Tappan Zee Bridge’s peregrine falcons are nesting again in the structure’s man-made nest box. These remarkable creatures, which are the fastest members of the animal kingdom, can now be seen sitting on eggs on the project’s live FalconCam.
Peregrine falcons have visited the Tappan Zee Bridge for decades, following the installation of a man-made nest box atop the bridge’s superstructure – maintained by the New York State Thruway Authority.
If you are thinking “What Me Worry? I’m a Snow Warrior!” and are planning to drive to work this morning, take a look at the Tappan Zee Bridge…and think again. This NYS Thruway webcam photo from 7:33a should give you second thoughts about getting your blizzard bravado on.
The Village of Nyack has declared a Snow Emergency in anticipation of the blizzard predicted.
Any cars parked on streets that are in the snow emergency zone must be moved either into private driveways or into the village lots until the emergency is lifted. If you don’t have off street parking where you live, you can park for free in village lots until the snow emergency has been lifted.
While many local residents were shoveling their driveways following last week’s snowfall, Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) was faced with clearing a much larger path – the 3.1-mile project site. Thanks to preemptive measures, the snow was handled swiftly and safely, allowing for work to continue the next day.
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.
Actress Helen Hayes, state and local elected officials and a motorcade of 400 cars were on hand to dedicate the Tappan Zee Bridge on Dec 15, 1955. “Nyack and the surrounding area assumes its position on the ‘Main Street of the Empire State’ today and the new Thruway bridge brings it within easy commuting range of metropolitan New York,” said NYS Thruway Chairman Bertam D. Tallamy. He was evasive about the name — because it wasn’t officially named the Tappan Zee Bridge until two months after the dedication.
With Tappan Zee Constructors planning to open the north span of the New NY Bridge in 2017 prior to the demolition of the current TZB, this could be the last anniversary for the first Tappan Zee Bridge.