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The Villages: Free Saturday Parking

This week in the villages: It’s December, and the village has a gift for residents and visitors alike: free parking on Saturdays for the whole month. The point is to encourage you to support local businesses while checking items off your holiday gift list. And if you have trouble keeping track of the community’s events, the Town of Orangetown has now partnered with to help you be more organized.

Village of Nyack

Free Saturday Parking

To support small businesses in the village, there will be free parking village-wide on Saturdays through December 29, 2018.

New Recycling Carter

The village has a new recycling carter who starts at 6a. Please have recycling at the curb no later than 6a on Thursday morning, or place curbside the Wednesday evening before. If you have any questions, please call DPW at (845) 358 3552.

Nyack Homeless Project

The Nyack Homeless Project continues to collect 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

Town of Clarkstown

Mini Transportation Public Comment Period for Proposed Route Frequency Adjustments

The public is invited to comment on proposed route frequency adjustments to the Clarkstown Mini Trans for Routes B, C, D and E. Route D runs from Central Nyack to the Shops at Nanuet. Visit to learn more about the proposed schedule changes. A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 6:30p in Room 301 in Town Hall, 10 Maple Ave, New City. If you cannot attend the public hearing, comments may be submitted in writing until December 4, 2018 to the Town of Clarkstown, Attention: Director of Finance, 10 Maple Avenue, New City, New York 10956. You may also comment by email to, by phone at (845) 639-2050, or by fax to 845-634-5456.

Town of Orangetown

Stay Up To Date With Community Events

The Town of Orangetown has recently partnered with to help everyone stay informed about community events. is a free website and app that puts school, sports, government, library, and community events in one place. You can select calendars to follow, create a personalized event feed, sync events to your Google or iPhone calendars instantly and get notified when things change. Sign up at, or download the mobile app for your iPhone or android smartphone. In addition to the Town of Orangetown, you may also choose events for government, school and school sports, and the library in Nyack and the Town of Clarkstown calendar.


Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Receives DEC Grant

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory has recently received a DEC grant to develop some place-based education resources for its field station at Piermont Pier, with a focus on environmental stewardship. This is an opportunity to improve programming for local schools and the broader community.

Mario Cuomo Bridge News

New Northbound/Westbound Traffic Pattern

A new traffic pattern will temporarily split the four northbound/westbound lanes on the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287), allowing Tappan Zee Constructors to continue roadway work in the area. The two pairs of lanes will merge on the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge just after the Westchester approach. This traffic pattern will remain in effect until the pertinent roadway work is completed early next year. The anticipated roadway work includes replacing the Thruway’s existing driving surface with new precast concrete slabs and pavement.

Additional Roadway Work

TZC is also scheduled to continue roadway improvements and concrete slab installation on the Thruway near the Westchester landing. The work will require overnight double-lane closures on the northbound/westbound Thruway this week.
Specific lane closure times are listed in the chart below.

Lane Closures Near the Bridge

Mon. 12/3 7 p.m. – One right lane
8 p.m. – Two right lanes
7 a.m., Tues. 12/4 Northbound
from exit 9 to exit 11
Tues. 12/4 7 p.m. – One right lane
8 p.m. – Two right lanes
7 a.m., Wed. 12/5 Northbound
from exit 9 to exit 11
Wed. 12/5 7 p.m. – One right lane
8 p.m. – Two right lanes
7 a.m., Thur. 12/6 Northbound
from exit 9 to exit 11
Thur. 12/6 8 p.m. – One right lane
9 p.m. – Two right lanes
8 a.m., Fri. 12/7 Northbound
from exit 9 to exit 11
Fri. 12/7 8 p.m. – One right lane
10 p.m. – Two right lanes
8 a.m., Sat. 12/8 Northbound
from exit 9 to exit 11

Bicycle/Pedestrian 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. 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. Crews will soon begin drilling and installing piles at Elizabeth Place Park for construction of a highway noise barrier.

Here are the municipal events in South Nyack and the Village of Nyack for the week of 12/3. There are no meetings scheduled in Upper Nyack this week.

Village of Nyack

  • Mon 12/3, 7p: Planning Board Meeting
  • Tue 12/4

9a: Mayor Hammond’s Monthly Meeting
5p: Justice Court

  • Thurs 12/6, 9:30a: Justice Court

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

  • Mon 12/3, 5:30p: Justice Court
  • Tue 12/4, 7:30p: Zoning Board of Appeals

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

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