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The Villages: Pavion Plans; Trustee, Comptroller Resignations

What’s going on at Pavion? What’s going on at Nyack Village Hall? New apartments are being built replacing a long neglected property. And there will be one less trustee at 9 North Broadway beginning March 17.
This just in: The Tues Orangetown public hearing re: opening a Data Center at the former Rockland Psychiatric Ctr will be extended until Wed 3/15 because of the predicted snowstorm.

New Life for an Old Landmark

by Don Hammond

Don Hammond

If you have thoughts or questions based on either what you read here or things you’ve heard buzz about in the community, please feel free to reach out to me directly by email at or by phone at 914.954.7556. — Dr. Don Hammond

The Pavion site and the former Wet n’ Wild factory location on South Franklin between Cedar Hill and Hudson Aves. is about to get a new life as rental apartments.
The project comprises 133 housing units located in two three-story buildings. One of the buildings will be on Franklin St. and Cedar Hill Ave. and the other building on the east side of the property.  They will contain studio, one and two bedroom rentals.
Of those 133 units, 13 will be affordable and the rest mid-priced. The project includes 70 indoor and 142 outdoor parking spaces available for tenants and guests. The developer will be adding up to 20 additional parking spaces on Franklin.

Pavion Apts Promo

Architects rendering of new Pavion Apts. Source:

When Nyack Was Wet ‘n Wild

Stanley Acker’s Wet ‘n Wild cosmetics company grew from a four person operation in his New City, NY home to a business with national and international distribution. According to, by 1984 the Nyack-based business had with more than 600 employees and distribution in more than 100 countries. In 1997, Acker sold Pavion to AM Cosmetics in a deal valued at more than $100 million. In 2003, the Markwins acquired AM Cosmetics.
Wet ‘n Wild was a trademark of Pavion, Ltd. Stanley Acker passed away on March 6, 2008.

The project’s estimated completion is the end of 2017. For more info, sign up for the developer’s mailing list at
The new Pavion development will include several work/live spaces—the type clamored for at numerous village board meetings over the past several years — complemented by new commercial space along Franklin Street.
The unpaved South Nyack Esposito Rail Trail will be extended through the property. Other amenities to be provided by the developer include the daylighting of the Nyack Brook, a small public park, a swimming pool, clubhouse, green roof and a rain garden.

Here’s last week’s news and next week’s municipal events in Upper, South and the Village of Nyack.

Village of Nyack

Trustee Doug Foster has submitted his resignation to the Nyack Village Board. “It is with mixed emotions that I have decided to step down as Trustee for the Village of Nyack,” Foster wrote  in a Facebook post last week.
Foster says that he is stepping down to focus on one of the areas he championed during his time on the village board: Nyack’s waterfront. “I am passionate about restoring a vibrant, active waterfront to Nyack and truly claiming ourselves as a rivertown. And I am now pursuing an opportunity which I believe will help Nyack take a big step in that direction.” Foster is a partner in Nyack Boat Charter, a business venture for corporate excursions and private parties on the Hudson River near Nyack.
Doug Foster was first elected to the Village Board with Nyack Mayor Jen White in 2010. His last VB meeting was March 9; his resignation is effective March 17. You can read his complete statement on Facebook.
Nyack’s Village Treasurer John Pintos has also submitted his resignation. Pintos has been in the part time position since January, 2016. The Village Of Nyack is currently taking resumes for the treasurer position.
Nyack’s Comprehensive Master Plan just got a promotion: it’s now “Nyack’s Award Winning Comprehensive Master Plan.” The document was recognized by the NY Planning Federation’s Award for planning.

  • Tue 3/14, 5p: Justice Court
  • Wed 3/15
    • 7p: Nyack Art Collective
    • 7p: Architectural Review Board
  • Thurs 3/16, 9:30a: Justice Court

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

  • Mon 3/13, 5:30p: Justice Court
  • Tue 3/14
    • 6p: Board of Trustees Budget Meeting
    • 7:30p: Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
  • Wed 3/15, 7:30p: Planning Board

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

Village of Upper Nyack

  • Mon 3/13, 6p: Architectural Review Board
  • Wed 3/15, 7:30p: Planning Board
  • Thurs 3/16, 7p: Village Board Meeting
Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N. Broadway.
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