Update: Nyack Viewing Area Nearing Completion
Nyack officials broke ground last summer (August 7) on a new 90-foot long fishing pier and accessible ramp for access to the river, this to be funded via a $150,000 Environmental Protection Fund Local Waterfront Revitalization grant.
Site preparation started three weeks later (August 27).
This week or next crews will be placing the monoculars and information panels, and the layout will be the same as the viewing area in Tarrytown, Nyack Village Administrator Jim Politi told the Rockland County Times.
Instead of a continuous height, the railing will be height-adjusted behind the benches, Politi said. On the main deck will be portable tables and chairs (box seats), a mix of seating and decking.
The $400,000 project was financed with $200,000 from the village and matching funds: $150,000 from the Environmental Protection Fund Local Waterfront Revitalization grant to build the pier and an ADA-compliant ramp plus a $50,000 grant from the bridge project’s Community Benefits Program.
Tarrytown’s viewing area is complete with a bench (finished earlier this month), three informational panels and two sets of monoculars, Village Administrator Mike Blau said.
Each village’s viewing area is funded by a grant — $49,500 to Tarrytown, and $50,000 to Nyack — from the Community Benefits Program.
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