Archive for the ‘Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’ Category

Claremont Elementary names One Baby Falcon

Katherine Castrillo’s class at Claremont Elementary School was all smiles and cheers this week after one of the four baby falcons was named Rio, the kids’ choice for this year’s naming contest. More than 1,500 people picked the winning names from 10 entries.

The project team will also visit Concord Road Elementary School in Ardsley and Washington Irving Intermediate School in Tarrytown, whose classes submitted the other winning names: Talon-ted, Cardi Beak and Speedy.

Following an award ceremony, nearly 400 students were eager to learn about the new bridge’s technology, environmental precautions, oyster relocation and falcon nest. And the Tappan Zee Bridge got their attention: they all wanted to see part of the old bridge blown up in the river. Your description may vary.

That’s for another blog post.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

More Lanes and Room and no less Traffic Jams

Driving on the bridge yesterday was an ordeal. A Hudson Link bus was in one of the non-bus lanes; trucks in the right lane had difficulty making the reduced grade on the Westchester approach span and slowed traffic behind them (including me) considerably.

More fun happened at Exit 10, whose two lanes were merged into one lane that started a backup within feet of exiting the Thruway. It took 10 minutes from that point to reach Route 9 north.

New bridge, wider lanes, same and more traffic issues.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 201

Winning Names picked in 2019 Falcon Contest

Congratulations to the winning classes at Claremont Elementary School in Ossining, Concord Road Elementary School in Ardsley and Washington Irving Intermediate School in Tarrytown. More than More than 1,500 people picked their submissions — Talon-ted, Cardi Beak, Rio and Speedy — from 10 entries in the 2019 Falcon Naming Contest.

They’ll receive awards next week from the outreach team. Congratulations to the students whose names were selected!

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Honor the Area’s Heritage: add back Tappan Zee

The west anchor span of the Tappan Zee Bridge passes Battery Park as it’s towed downriver. Photo courtesy of John W. Vomvoris. While the new bridge is shiny and pretty with wider lanes that give drivers opportunities to speed — the posted limit is 45 miles per hour — it changes the area forever and ignores history with a new name.

Add Tappan Zee back to the name, Governor Cuomo.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

Baby Falcons need Names: Cast your Votes

This seems like trick photography: an image of one falcon parent staring back at visitors who tagged the new brood that awaits names.

You have until end of the day June 7 to choose from: Bill Nye, Bolt, Cardi Beak, Flash, Fluffy, Rio, Speedy, Star Falcon, Talon-ted and Westpoint. Vote now to give these fast-growing chicks names!

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

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