Nyack Mayor, Officials Host Public Q&A

Nyack Mayor Jen Laird-White said she'll be in front of Nyack Village Hall at 11 a.m. every morning until the Sandy-related issues are resolved.


Here's a look at what was discussed at Wednesday morning's 11 a.m. meeting in front of Nyack Village hall. Officials that were present included: 

  • Mayor Jen Laird-White
  • Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart
  • Orangetown PD Chief Kevin Nulty
  • Senator David Carlucci
  • Several of Nyack Village's trustees and administrators

White said she'll be in front of Nyack Village Hall at 11 a.m. every morning until the Sandy-related issues are resolved.

Major topics that were discussed will be posted on the village website as well as on the front door of village hall.

Public Notices:

  • Read this Patch post for an O&R Update
  • Wednesday curfew: 6 p.m - 5 a.m. Nyack's postponed Halloween
  • No serving of alcohol by bars/restaurants after 6 p.m. in the Village of Nyack
  • 4:30 p.m. Wednesday—Soup Angels will be serving hot meals at the First Reformed Church located at Broadway and Burd Street in Nyack. They're accepting cash contributions. 
  • The farmers market will be open this Thursday at Riverspace on Main Street from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. with fresh produce and baked goods. They have 6 farmers committed. 
  • A volunteer sign-up sheet was passed around to get contacts of people in case volunteers were needed to be called upon. "If you know of a neighbor that needs help, help them. Right now, just be as good of a neighbor as possible," said Carlucci. 
  • Trash pick up is still going on
  • Nyack Village has a list of emergency numbers on their village hall front door
  • One free bag of ice per family in Nyack starting at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Riverspace on Main Street. We’ll continue to supply ice as we can until we’re done. We’ve ordered an initial delivery and then the DPW will go to Pomona and get more from the county and go for as long as we can today.
  • Nyack and South Nyack water is OK to drink
  • Village of Nyack is looking into bringing in a portable ATM for cash
  • One resident said that the Capital 1 on Route 59 in Nanuet right before Middletown Road.
  • "We're working on a charging station (for Nyack). We'll have a better idea by the end of the day," said White.
  • Nyack Municipal parking is free
  • White said that they are regularly checking in with the elderly and those in tall buildings
  • Officials said to go to RCC only if "you've been displaced. They don't have the capacity to help all those that don't have power." RCC does not have showers. No buildings in Nyack will be used as a warming center since "we don't have power to heat any buildings.
  • Nyack Schools will be closed for the rest of the week.
  • Orangetown Town Hall: "You can come and charge your phones, check your email. we have a guest wireless account and to the extent that we can accommodate people, you can come on over and use the facilities," said Stewart. Orangetown Town Hall is located at 26 Orangeburg Road Orangeburg.
  • One person said that "anything wet in the parking lots near the river is raw sewage." White said that the "waterfront is closed to the public. You may be subject to arrest if you go down there. There is raw sewage is washing into the Hudson River and is very dangerous."
  • Home Depot is out of D-Batteries
  • "Orangetown Police is on for 12-hours shifts," said Nulty
  • All phone carriers are affected, said Carlucci. "All the calls have been slowed down because a certain amount of the cell towers have been affected. We are in communication and they’re working to get those towers up and running as soon as possible."
  • Mail delivery is happening where possible
  • Tarrytown—some parts have power and some do not
  • Dry ice may be delivered to Provident Bank Park in Pomona on Thursday
  • No day care available in Nyack - No power
  • Red Cross's new location is in Haverstraw


  • All bus services in the county is free
  • "We don’t have enough police to do traffic enforcement. Treat a downed stoplight as a 4-way stop. Encourage your neighbors to do the same," said White.
  • “When you’re on the road, please use extreme caution,” said Carlucci. “Only use the roads if you must.”

What's Open

  • O'Donoghue's Tavern in Nyack is opening at 2 p.m. with a full service bar, but no food. They may go out and grab a few pies though
  • Montvale
  • Garnerville - Full power, gas, shops, supermarkets, no lines

There is stretch of Route 59 that is open

  • Nanuet McDonald’s
  • Nanuet Pathmark
  • Nanuet Stop and Shop
  • Nanuet Mobile Gas Station at Route 59 and Church Street
Coleen Crowe October 31, 2012 at 06:14 PM
what about upper nyack?
Alan Englander November 01, 2012 at 01:56 AM
My prayers are with all the people of Nyack and the River Club. I hope that you are all safe, sound and in good health. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Judy Kurland November 01, 2012 at 03:55 PM
I'm glad to finally get some news about Nyack. I don't get the Journal News and they are so stingy about their crummy web site LoHud. And the NY papers and radio completely ignore us. I recently heard on WNYC fm radio a discussion with Astorini of Westchester and other county executives and mayors. Why wasn't our county executive there too. Why does the NY Times totally ignore Rockland?
Craig S. November 01, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Casa Del Mare in Upper Nyack has been open since yesterday with some hot food and pizza. 9w just north of the High School Call first or jut stop in 845-353-5353
Judy Kurland November 03, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Today is Nov. 3rd and you haven't updated your news. Why can't you keep up each day with news if you are a news organization.??


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