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Now Appearing at Riverspace: The Riverspace Show

Fans of reality TV, high stakes dramas and social documentaries are in for a big treat. And if you live in Nyack, you won’t have to leave the zip code to see the free performance.

Riverspace presents their plans for a reborn downtown Nyack on June 5th. This follows up meetings in February, April and May to discuss redevelopment of the property which includes the arts center, the adjacent strip mall, Veteran’s Park and the M&T Bank. Riverspace board members Josh Goldberg and Debbie Reich have proposed a mixed-use development with a new arts center as the anchor. They hope to replace the current unsustainable patchwork of donors and volunteers with a new business model that produces commercial and residential rental income that will help fund Riverspace.

The Riverspace Show is a must-see non-TV event with something for everyone. There’s hope, opportunity, drama, conflict, joy and sadness and resolution. And bold visions juxtaposed with conservative concerns. No doubt there will also be a few unpredictable plot twists, too.

We often fear change because it’s likely to be different than what we know. But different doesn’t always mean bad. Although harder to measure, there’s a real cost of doing nothing, too — one that affects the adjacent neighborhoods, the business district, Orangetown and the rest of Rockland County.

The proposed plans will be presented on June 5th. Stay tuned to see how it all turns out. Better yet, switch off your set and go to Riverspace to see this reality show live ‘€“ without the TV. #

See also: Riverspace’s Plan for Downtown Nyack, May 21, Journal News

Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health.

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