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The Angels Are Not Our Angels

by AlfieJN

I have lived in Nyack for 21 years – have seen many changes/transformations – it is my Village, my Home.  Yes, there are problems in the Village, none of which cannot be resolved – as a Community, we discuss, we disagree, we compromise, we learn to live with each other.  I am 54 – not too old to declare : “Nyack Rocks!”

Maybe 10 days ago, I drove through the Village and was somewhat amazed to see members of “The Guardian Angels” hanging-out on Main Street.  Like some other Nyack residents, I genuinely thought that it was some sort of preparation for Hallowe’en (nice para-military costume anyone?)

Today (Nov 7th) I drove through the Village several times.  I parked, to observe.  Saw them loitering at the intersection of Park Street & Main Street and witnessed them harassing and “moving-on” 4/5 Hispanic guys who were hanging-out outside what used to be Main Street Wine Store.  The Hispanic guys were causing NO problem, they were just hanging-out.

After that, “The Angels” moved down to Starbucks – I watched them intimidate some harmless kids who were hanging-out there.  The kids moved on, The Angels continued to hang out there, laughing, joking, self-congratulating each other.

Excuse me?   Did anyone ASK these people to come to Nyack?

Nyack does NOT need The Angels.

The Village is OUR Village.

Say “NO!” to outsiders.


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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