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The Villages: Whooshing and Flushing

This week in the villages: Feel the whoosh of riding an e-bike at the Nyack Farmers’ Market on Thursday. And for a different sort of rush, the Village of Nyack Water Department will be flushing water mains this week and next week. There’s a public hearing for an amendment police residency law in South Nyack and Grand View. And roadwork on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge continues with single lane closures. The Nyack Rec Department hosts drop-in pickleball every Wed at 9a through November.

Village of Nyack

Water Main Flushing

The Village of Nyack Water Department will flush water mains throughout the entire water distribution system, beginning at 9p as follows:

  • West Nyack and Central Nyack – Monday, Oct 15, Tuesday, Oct 16, and Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018.
  • Nyack College Area of South Nyack – Thursday, October 18, 2018.
  • Nyack and Remainder of South Nyack – Monday, Oct 22, Tuesday,   Oct 23, Wednesday, Oct 24 and Thursday, Oct 25, 2018.

Flushing will take place between the hours of 9p and 6a. As a result of the flushing, your water may be temporarily discolored and you might experience a temporary reduction in water pressure. If you have any questions, please call (845) 358-0641 or (845) 358-3734, or email

What’s an e-bike? Find out on Thursday, Oct 18 at the Nyack Farmers’ Market. Sleek eBikes from Tarrytown will be on hand to tell you how you can save gas, save the planet, and skip the search for parking. You can also test drive an e-bike, and feel the whoosh of climbing Nyack’s hills without breaking a sweat! 10a-12:30p, Main St municipal parking lot between S Franklin & Cedar St in Nyack.


Pickleball Drop-in Play


Pickleball anyone? The Nyack Rec Dept invites pickleball players to Memorial Park each Wednesday at 9a for “drop in” pickleball through November. The Rec Dept will supply nets and balls with a few spare paddles to lend if you are new to the sport. Meetup at 9a on the basketball courts at Nyack Memorial Park, Depew & Piermont Aves.

Village of South Nyack

Public Hearing for a Local Law Amendment Regarding Police Residency

The South Nyack-Grandview Police Department’s Board, the governing board for the joint police department, has asked that both the South Nyack Board of Trustees and the Grand View Board of Trustees to hold a public hearing to amend the local law regarding where officers live. There will be two hearings which will both be held on Monday, Oct 15 at 7:30p. One in South Nyack at the Firehouse (2nd floor), 90 Depot Place and one at 204 Hudson Terrace in Piermont.

Mario Cuomo Bridge News

Single-Lane Closures Scheduled

Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is scheduled to continue concrete slab installation on the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) near the Rockland landing and roadway improvements on the eastbound span. The work will require single-lane closures near the bridge in both directions. Specific lane closure times are listed in the chart below.

Lane Closures Near the Bridge

Mon. 10/15 4:30 a.m. – One left lane 3 p.m. Northbound (I-87/I-287)
from exit 9 to exit 10
Mon. 10/15 7 a.m. – One right shoulder 6 p.m. Southbound
from exit 10 to exit 9
Tues. 10/16 4:30 a.m. – One left lane 3 p.m. Northbound
from exit 9 to exit 10
Tues. 10/16 7 a.m. – One right shoulder 6 p.m. Southbound
from exit 10 to exit 9
Wed. 10/17 4:30 a.m. – One left lane 3 p.m. Northbound
from exit 9 to exit 10
Wed. 10/17 7 a.m. – One right shoulder 6 p.m. Southbound
from exit 10 to exit 9
Thur. 10/18 4:30 a.m. – One left lane 3 p.m. Northbound
from exit 9 to exit 10
Thur. 10/18 7 a.m. – One right shoulder 6 p.m. Southbound
from exit 10 to exit 9
Fri., 10/19 4:30 a.m. – One left lane 3 p.m. Northbound
from exit 9 to exit 10
Fri., 10/19 7 a.m. – One right shoulder 6 p.m. Southbound
from exit 10 to exit 9

River Road Work 

TZC continues painting operations to the steel girders over River Road in South Nyack, requiring single lane closures and brief, periodic traffic holds. Additional operations include the installation of utilities, sidewalk, and curbing. Travelers should expect brief traffic stops between 7 a and 5:30p, Monday to Friday. The temporary stops are required to safely install the painting platform over the roadway. Flag persons are on site to facilitate the lane closings and maintain traffic safety. School buses and emergency vehicles are given priority throughout the closure period. Cyclists and pedestrians should follow flagger’s instructions.

Shared Use Path

In preparation for the bridge’s bicycle/pedestrian path and overlooks, TZC will continue to install rebar and formwork on the northern side of the westbound span. The work follows the temporary shift in Rockland-bound traffic to the southern side of the westbound span, allowing TZC to build the path behind temporary concrete barriers. At the Rockland Landing, a segment of the Esposito Trail from Clinton Avenue and South Franklin Street to Village Hall is closed for the construction of the side path. Pedestrians and cyclists are being detoured to South Broadway and through Elizabeth Place Park. The detour will be in place for up to two months. Additionally, crews will continue drilling and installing piles along Hillside Avenue, necessitating temporary lane closures. Flag persons will keep traffic moving by alternating the directional flow between east and west. Ramp construction will also continue for the new connection between Interchange 10 and Hillside Avenue.

Here are the municipal events in Upper, South and the Village of Nyack and the Nyack Public Schools meetings for the week of 10/15.

Village of Nyack

  • Tue 10/16

5p: Justice Court
6:30p: Nyack Housing Authority (Depew Manor)
6:30p: Tree Committee Meeting (Nyack Library)

  • Wed 10/17

9a: Open Play Pickleball (Memorial Park)
7p: Nyack Art Collective
7p: Architectural Review Board

  • Thurs 10/18, 9:30a: Justice Court

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

  • Mon 10/15, 7:30p: Public Hearing for Police Residency Law Amendment
  • Sat 10/20, 9a-12p: Electronic Waste Collection (65 Brookside Ave)

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

Village of Upper Nyack

  • Tue 10/16, 8p: Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Wed 10/17, 7:30p: Planing Board Meeting
  • Thurs 10/18, 7p: Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N Broadway.

Nyack Public Schools

Tue 10/16, 7:30p: Board of Education Meeting

The Board of Education Meeting will be held at the Central Administration Building, 13A Dickinson Ave, Nyack.

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