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.