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Picture This: News and Events of 2012

With a space shuttle fly by, a Flash Sketch Mob, a N. Broadway fire and a year-round Farmer’s Market, it was a year of firsts. And then we had a hurricane.

Thanks to photographers Arnold Roufa and George Potanovic, Jr. and Kris Burns for sharing some of their photos from 2012.


On Apr 27, the Space Shuttle Enterprise made a U-Turn in the skies above Nyack on its way to a landing at JFK Airport.
Credit: ©2012 Dave Zornow

The Nyack Marketing Association, a coalition of downtown merchants, businessses and non-profits, created a new design for a “brand new Nyack” to complement the completion of the Main Street streetscape project.
The Nyack Farmer’s Market, a Thursday staple for Farm To Table fans, added a Winter Edition each Thurs at the Nyack Center. Credit: ©2012 Arnold Roufa
Win Perry shows how to re-cane and hand weave a chair at the Historical Society of Rockland County Fall Festival in October. Credit: ©2012 George Potanovic, Jr.
Over 100 artists descended on Nyack on June 16 to sketch,
paint and draw Broadway as part of the world’s first Flash
Sketch Mob. Credit: ©2012 Arnold Roufa
xyzzyOn June 21 a gas main break sent flames 25 feet into the air at the corner of N. Broadway and First Avenue. As many as 2500 homes were without power briefly.
The blaze was caused when an O&R contractor struck a low-pressure gas main. Credit: ©2012 Dave Zornow

Fireworks on the Fourth of July at Nyack’s Memorial Park.Credit: ©2012 Arnold Roufa

In June, the Rockland Water Coalition collected 24,000 signatures to protest United Water’s plan to build a desalination plant in Haverstraw.
Credit: ©2012 George Potanovic, Jr.

Hopper Happens 2012 included pop-up galleries, projections and films in unlikely places.
Credit: ©2012 Kris Burns.

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades held their annual “hands on and up close” Open House in October. Credit: ©2012 George Potanovic, Jr.



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