This week in the villages: The holidays are over and it’s back to business as usual with municipal meetings in all three villages and a Nyack school board meeting this week. The DPW is still playing catch up with trash pickup after Winter Storm Grayson and now is the time to dispose of your Christmas trees. Upper Nyack will be holding elections for two trustee seats in March.
It has been a long time since I haunted Nyack’s Main Street as a shopper. Once, my parents shopped here, back when there was no suburbia nearby and downtowns were meccas with a bunch of shoe stores, several pharmacies, two five-and-dimes, hat shops, dress shops, a bakery, meat stores, small supermarkets and a soda fountain to relax in after shopping. — by Art Gunther
There’s an old jetty, silhouetted along the Hudson River, with sail boats on the horizon faintly discerned in front of the pale pink sky. The quiet occasionally punctuated by some gulls as they flap and fly overhead. I’m happy and content. The water is still. The jetty perfectly reflected, And there is me with my camera. – by Jene Nickford
Words & Images is a column that features the work of students from Bill Batson’s Sketch Logging class at the Learning Collaborative, a lifelong learning program that meets at the New City Jewish Center.
by Blaine Friedlander
PIERMONT, N.Y. — Sometimes, it takes a village – to save itself.
Residents of Piermont are staring down the barrel of climate change, as Hudson River flooding begins to encroach their waterfront streets. Cornell undergraduates presented concepts at a Dec. 12 open house on how to handle the environmental incursion.
Here’s a New Year’s Resolution that’s green in two ways. Save 10% on your annual electric bill by subscribing to renewable community solar energy. The good news is that this doesn’t require any change to your home. The bad news is that there are a limited number of slots for O&R customers to switch to a new community solar facility being constructed in Orange County. Although this might sound like a cable infomercial come-on, it isn’t: the facility is designed to generate one megawatt of power, which translates into 100-200 subscribers. After the solar developer has signed up 1MW worth of customers, they won’t be accepting any new subscribers.
It’s a week of firsts. The Nyack Art Collective kicks off the weekend with the first First Friday of the year, the Edward Hopper House features their artist of the month and the Rockland Chess Club holds its first meeting. If you want to prolong the holiday season, don’t miss the Sparkill Salon Series celebration of Russian Christmas with Oxana Mikhailoff and Vassily Primakov on Sunday at the Union Arts Center. You can keep up those resolutions with a run or learn about healthy eating and just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t get fresh produce with two indoor farmers markets.
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One hundred years from now, how will people look back at our villages? Our culture? How we perceived our history? I am betting one of the major resources that people will look to understand our times will be the art and essays of Bill Batson’s Nyack Sketch Log published every Tuesday in Nyack News & Views.
He has captured the iconic buildings and people of our village. He has filled in some of the blank pages of our black cultural experience. In over 200 columns he has defined a new artistic genre. Taken together, the columns form an Encyclopedia of Nyack.
Nyack People & Places features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY. Sponsored by Weld Realty.
S’now what? We’ve got the latest snow news from the National Weather Service, Weather Underground, Nyack / Orangetown / Clarkstown schools, the Farmer’s Market and the Town of Orangetown abd Clarkstown. And a link to the Snow Rules when snow rules in Nyack.
Here’s the bottom line: it’s snowing and the wind will be blowing. Stay put and stay safe until it’s over.
by Susan Hellauer
New York City was once the oyster capital of world, with abundant foot-long bivalves to delight the epicure–and feed the poor.
Pollution, dredging and overharvesting ended the party 90 years ago. Now, a group of citizen-scientists say they can restore the legacy mollusc to the harbor and the Hudson.