Posts Tagged ‘New York’
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Tags: bike, cycling, density, development, Downtown, economic, economic growth, Economy, europe, growth, Haverstraw, Hudson River, Hudson Valley, jakriborg, new urbanism, New York, scale, sustainability, sustainable growth, transportation, urban, urbanism, vibrant, Village, walkability, walking
Jakriborg, Sweden, a medieval village of 500 families and a major tourism destination can fit within a relatively small area in the Village of Haverstraw. Such an exercise in scale really shows how zoning can have such a major impact on the built environment and the economy. How many Jakriborgs can your town fit? Better yet, how many Jakriborgs can a nearby Walmart parking lot fit? Now, think about the economic consequences of this. . . My inspiration for this graphic came from an article posted here at the Small Streets Blog. http://blog.smallstreets.org/post/18496915718/turn-this-parking-lot-into-a-village
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Tags: Andy Golub, art, artisan, artwork, boxer hound, dog sculpture, ebay, fundraiser, Hi-Tor Animal Care Center, Hudson River, Hudson Valley, New York, north rockland rowing club, NYC, painted sculpture, shelter, The Great Painted Paw Brigade, village of haverstraw
‘Transformed Dog’ painted by artist Andy Golub is now at auction on ebay. To place a bid, go to the ebay listing.
As part of a public art project, The Great Painted Paw Brigade, Andy Golub of New York fame painted this fiberglass Boxer in his signature style. Mr. Golub typically paints on live female nudes in public spaces (ie. Times Square). The piece was created in winter 2012. This sculpture is one of 17 dog and cat sculptures auctioned to benefit the North Rockland Rowing Club (NRRC) and the Hi-Tor Animal Care Center, both non-profits located in the Hudson Valley of New York.
NRRC is a federally recognized not-for-profit. Final auction price is 100% tax deductible. EIN: 20-3205905
Sculpture is also available for pick-up, which will waive the shipping fee.
Tags: bike infrastructure, bike lane, city, diy urbanism, do it yourself, en plein aire, Haverstraw, historic downtown, Hudson River, Hudson Valley, New York, New York City, outdoor seating, pedestrian, pedestrianization, plaza, pop up cafe, pop up urbanism, rivertown, sharrows, streets, sustainability, tactical urbanism, transit oriented, urbanism, Village, village downtown
In Cleveland, local residents installed bike lanes and street furniture along a particularly desolate street in order to enliven their city with a more pedestrian friendly atmosphere. In the past I’ve written about pop-up urbanism as a way to create sense of place in a downtown area and spark a new interest among residents in using the street as a place to meet, exercise, relax, and be human. Tactical urbanism is a new phase of downtown citizen activism, where residents take matters into their own hands and reclaim the streets for people. Would something similar work along Main, New Main, or Broadway in downtown Haverstraw? See the short film below to catch my drift:
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On May 20, 2012, over 5,000 cyclists will descend upon the Village of Haverstraw (right through Downtown) as they make their way from New York City to the top of Perkins Memorial Drive on Bear Mountain. The Gran Fondo is a 110-mile (177 km) endurance race fashioned after similar cycling events in Italy. Cyclists will climb over 8,500 vertical feet over the George Washington Bridge, the Palisades Escarpment, along the Hudson River, and finally to the top of Bear Mountain in the Highlands. A ‘Medio Fondo’ is offered to cyclists that choose to be non-competitive. See the Gran Fondo cycling route here: http://www.granfondony.com/course.php Riders/cyclists will be moving through the area between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The best place to view the Gran Fondo is from New Main Street and Broadway.
Below, practicing cyclists choose the Bella Rose Cafe on New Main Street to refuel and relax. Image courtesy of Haverstraw resident Andrea Caccuro.
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The North Rockland Cash Mob started with a flash. Local resident Ellen Donovan contacted me via Facebook to get a local cash mob initiative launched and generating buzz. Well, the mob is buzzing. Now over 700 members in size, and growing by the hundreds each day, the North Rockland Cash Mob is becoming, well, unruly. The mob will descend upon the Village of Haverstraw on Saturday, April 21, 2012. The mob will convene beneath the four-faced clock at the corner of Maple Avenue, New Main Street, and Main Street at 12:00 PM (high noon!) prompt! From there, the mobsters will strut their stuff to the business that was selected via crowd-sourcing. That business, which has yet to be finalized (vote now!), will get a needed boost in business from the flush-with-cash unruly mob. We’re excited! Join us on April 21st; we’re rowdy and ready to support the local economy!
Here are more reasons how cash mobbing helps the community and brings us together.
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Unique, life-size dog and cat sculptures have been sighted at several locations (often in downtown storefronts) in Downtown Haverstraw! The sculptures are part of the Great Painted Paw Brigade, a public art exhibition that will culminate in a live auction on June 3, 2012. Below, is a map depicting the known locations of these dogs and cats in the Village of Haverstraw.
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Jane Jacobs was one of the first writers to document the effects of cars on urban fabric. By “urban,” I mean “old-fashioned” or traditional towns and downtowns. Densely populated cities and villages throughout the United States were beginning to take steps to incorporate automobiles into the built environment. Planners and politicians began to see parking garages, wider streets, more lanes, and asphalt parking lots as essential infrastructure in all places. The more successful and desirable a city or village was, the more parking was required. Ultimately, though, this mindset led to the demolition of millions of acres of the nations’ most precious neighborhoods. Really? Yes, “cars erode cities” and our desire to be in downtowns. (more…)
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Donna Schmidt’s first job in High School was writing for the Enterprise Newspaper in Westchester County, New York. She has always been fascinated by the written word and the smell of newsprint. Both her father and grandfather were printers. Schmidt grew up in an Italian-American family in Westchester where sauce was always called gravy.
Schmidt is currently the President/Owner of a small publishing company, Donnin Publishing; a freelance writer specializing in feature and human interest stories; a writer for AOL’s New City, Nyack-Piermont, Pearl River and Nanuet Patch.com, Rivertown Magazine, and The Valley Table. (more…)
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More and more analysts are blaming financial market turmoil, real estate market stagnation and decline, and high rates of unemployment on expensive and volatile prices for oil. Since oil and other sources of energy are embedded in every aspect of our economy, this claim has a lot of teeth. In your opinion, how might the growing price of oil affect the Village of Haverstraw? Might we see an influx of new residents as suburb dwellers seek ways to avoid driving expensive cars? Might a rebirth in local manufacturing and commercial river traffic emerge? Perhaps the future of the Village will look much like its past?