Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

As Others See Us

As Others See Us: The Record, Talking Nyack

The newspaper formerly known as The Bergen Record ( writes about how Nyack has changed — and the role that taxes and tolls played in its growth.

More specifically, why the world outside Nyack sees one community but how we have come to refer to ourselves as The Village, Upper and South Nyack (and West and Central, too).

“As time passed, more and more problems surfaced and more and more mistakes were made. In the south, this unfavorable set of circumstances was compounded by the perception that the improvements, and the money it cost to make them, benefited neither them nor their property. The simmer morphed into a boil.

With their disgruntlement firmly in tow, citizens to the south began an effort to break up the Nyack incorporation. They were successful and quickly did their own incorporating, naming the new municipality, South Nyack.

The lay of the land then was an incorporated village in the north, Upper Nyack, and an incorporated village in the south, South Nyack, with the area in between unincorporated.”

There’s talk of consolidation — some silly and some serious. But maybe enough has changed since the 1800’s to consider putting Humpty back together again.

Source: The Bergen Record (
Photo Credit:

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

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

You May Also Like

The Villages

This week in the Villages we remember the life of one of Nyack's greatest champions, Bert Hughes. Plus other local stories and notes.

The Villages

This week in the Villages we identify the dead body of a woman found floating in Nyack Marina and look into her life. Plus,...

The Villages

This week in the Villages, we unpack debates about a potential village housing project. Plus, an update about a body found at the marina...