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The Villages: Give Back This Thanksgiving

This week in the villages: Thursday is Thanksgiving, and it’s a good time to help those in need. The Nyack Homeless Project is holding a coat drive on Thanksgiving morning and will be collecting coats and other items at various locations through Dec 22. Soup Angels and Living Christ Church are hosting Thanksgiving dinners for those in need of a warm meal and good company. Commuters please note: There is a schedule change for Hudson Link buses starting today, Nov 19. Visit for a web app to ease your cross river commute from Nyack News And Views.

Mon Nov 19 Hudson Link AM/PM Rush Changes

HudsonLink, the commuter bus service that replaced Rockland County’s Tappan Zee Express bus service on 10/29, is implementing some tweaks to their morning and afternoon rush hour schedules. We’ve updated to reflect the changes announced in the 11/14 press release from Hudson Link. Please note that as of 11/18, there were discrepancies in Hudson Link’s app, website, and the pdf, as these sources did not match what had been previously announced in the press release. is a web app that provides a simplified view of the H07/H07x line between the Palisades Center and the Tarrytown Metro North station. If you see schedule discrepancies that we should correct or have suggested improvements to this app, please email us at

Village of Nyack

Thanksgiving Week Trash Collection and Thanksgiving Weekend Parking

Trash will be collected Mon, Nov 19 and Wed, Nov 21. Recycling will be collected Sat, Nov 24. Please have recycling at the curb the evening before collection.
Parking fees will be suspended for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend from Thurs, Nov 22 through Sun, Nov 25. Remember to shop the local businesses during the holiday season and “Shop Small Saturday.”

Photo credit: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Glen Cove, NY

Nyack Homeless Project Coat Drive

Before you sit down to dinner with family and friends on Thanksgivng Day, drop off a gently used coat at the Nyack Village Gazebo on Main St from 10:30a to 12p. Members of the U.S. Air Force Women’s Basketball Team will be on hand to help collect the coats.
If you can’t make it on Thanksgiving morning, the Nyack Homeless Project is collecting coats, hats, gloves, new socks, toiletries, and boxed/canned food through December 22 with donation boxes at the following locations:

  • Nyack

Village Hall – 9 N Broadway
Nyack Library – 59 S Broadway
YMCA Nyack – 39 S Broadway
Grace Church – 130 First Ave
Starbucks – 80 Main St
Anointed Cuts – 2 S Broadway
Maria Luisa – 77 S Broadway

  • West Nyack

JCC Rockland – 450 W Nyack Rd
Burlington Coat Factory – Palisades Mall

  • Nanuet – Jolene Cleaners – 243 S Middletown Rd
  • New City – Animal Medical – 22 New Hempstead Rd
  • Pearl River

Askenas Chiropractic – 67 S Main St
Vision Sports Club – 37 Jefferson Ave

Thanksgiving Meals

Soup Angels will provide a turkey dinner with all the trimmings for anyone in the Nyack area who would like a Thanksgiving meal in a welcoming, festive atmosphere (no questions asked) on Wed, Nov 21 from 4 to 7p in the First Reformed Church. The entrance is on Burd St between Cedar and S Broadway. It is accessible to the disabled. Read more about the annual Soup Angels Thanksgiving feast in Bill Batson’s Nyack Sketch Log: Soup Angels Serve Three Thousand for Thanksgiving.
Living Christ Church, at 151 S Broadway, invites everyone to a Thanksgiving meal that can’t be beat on Thurs, Nov 22 and Fri, Nov 23 from 12 to 2p. Come to McKaig Hall (side entrance on Voorhis Ave) for a warm meal and good company. If you would like to volunteer at this event email Read more about Living Christ Church in Bill Batson’s Nyack Sketch Log: Living Christ Church.

Amendment to Village Code Chapter 120, entitled “Affordable Housing”

The Nyack Village Board recently approved an amendment to Village Code Chapter 120 entitled “Affordable Housing.” This chapter shall apply to all new multifamily developments (five or more units) in the following districts: SFR-1, SFR-2, TFR, MFR-1, MFR-2, MFR-3, DMU, RMU, RO, CC, WF, M, and H. A copy of the changes to the code may be found at

Village of South Nyack

Elizabeth Place Park and South Broadway Overpass

On Mon, Nov 19, tree removal will begin at Elizabeth Place Park ahead of the construction of the long-anticipated noise barrier. This work is expected to last two or three days. The dog park will remain open but has been reduced in size to accommodate construction equipment. Pedestrian and bicycle access to the Esposito Trail will be maintained. Given that construction will be ongoing, please exercise caution while in the area. While the removal of the trees along the highway is necessary for the construction of the noise barrier, the Thruway Authority has committed to very robust plantings at the park following construction, including shade trees, evergreens, and ornamental shrub beds. The end result will be a marked improvement. Renderings may be viewed at
The South Broadway overpass between Cornelison Ave and Elizabeth Place has been reduced to one travel lane so that workers can safely construct an underpass for the bicycle/pedestrian path. The intersection of S Broadway and Cornelison Ave has a new traffic pattern, as well as a temporary traffic light which is now active. All drivers must obey this signal, which now cycles Green, Yellow, and Red. The village has worked with the Thruway Authority to adjust the timing of the signals to move traffic as quickly and safely as possible.

Nyack College Move

Nyack College has hired CBRE Group, Inc., a commercial real estate services firm, as its consultant realtors for the sale of the property. The property is expected to go on the market in January, 2019. Representatives from both CBRE and Nyack College will be meeting with community officials to provide information about this big change. Additionally, the college will make a presentation at a South Nyack Board of Trustees meeting in the near future. The date of the meeting will be announced as soon as it is confirmed and residents are encouraged to attend as to be better informed about this new development.
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Leaf Season

If you’re not sure what to do with all those fallen leaves, Earth Matters: Autumn Leaves 101 has you covered no matter what village you live in.

Mario Cuomo Bridge News

Lane Closures Near the Bridge

Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is scheduled to continue roadway work and painting on the eastbound span, requiring single-lane closures on the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) near the bridge, weather permitting. TZC is also scheduled to adjust the temporary barrier near the westbound span in Tarrytown this week. No lane closures are scheduled on Wed, Nov 21 or Thurs, Nov 22.
Specific lane closure times are listed in the chart below.

Lane Closures Near the Bridge

Mon. 11/19 4:30 a.m. – One left lane 2 p.m. Northbound
near exit 9
Mon. 11/19 10 a.m. – One left lane 3 p.m. Southbound
from exit 11 to exit 9
Tues. 11/20 4:30 a.m. – One left lane 2 p.m. Northbound
near exit 9
Tues. 11/20 10 a.m. – One left lane 3 p.m. Southbound
from exit 11 to exit 9

River Road Work 

TZC continues work near River Road in South Nyack, requiring single lane closures and brief, periodic traffic holds. Travelers should expect brief traffic stops between 7 a and 5:30p, Monday to Wednesday. 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. The work also requires a sidewalk shift on River Road, with a crosswalk diverting pedestrians and cyclists from the east side of River Road to the west side. The shift is anticipated to conclude next week, weather permitting.

Shared Use Path

At the Rockland Landing, a section of the Esposito Trail from Clinton Avenue and South Franklin Street to South Nyack Village Hall remains closed for the construction of the side path. Pedestrians and cyclists are being detoured to South Broadway and through Elizabeth Place Park. Crews will begin tree clearing and grubbing activities at Elizabeth Place Park on Mon, Nov 19 in advance of the construction of a highway noise barrier. The operation is scheduled to last up to three days. Access to the Esposito Trail and a portion of the park will be maintained, however visitors should exercise caution in the area. Flag persons will be present during construction operations. Additionally, crews will continue construction of a retaining wall 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 for the week of 11/19.

Village of Nyack

  • Tue 11/20

6:30p: Nyack Housing Authority (Waldron Terrace Apartments)
6:30p: Tree Committee Meeting

  • Wed 11/21, 7p: Nyack Art Collective

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

Mon 11/19, 5:30p: Justice Court

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

Village of Upper Nyack

  • Tue 11/20, 8p: Zoning Board of Appeals
  • Wed 11/21, 7:30p: Planning Board Meeting

Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N Broadway.

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