Downtown Haverstraw is chock full of amazing history. The events listed here are only a small excerpt of all the history that Haverstraw holds. … More Haverstraw is Rich in History
The article confidently declares that Westchester Hudson River villages of Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, Tarrytown, Irvington and the like are becoming enclaves of that same Bohemian lifestyle that brought downtrodden Brooklyn back to life. This article is particularly sad because it fully ignores these towns’ history, while somehow comparing the “transformation” of these places to Brooklyn. The villages mentioned in the article are some of the whitest, wealthiest, and most educated zip codes in North America . . . before the word “hipster” existed. This is nothing like Brookyn’s transformation – in fact, it is astroturf.
“Welcome to hipsturbia,” indeed. … More NY Times Declares Hudson River Towns “Hipsturbia”
Head race on the Hudson River in Haverstraw, N.Y. … More Big Regatta! Sunday, October 14
Organized in 1895, Relief Hose No. 3 was intended to provide additional fire protection to the ever-growing Village downtown. In the days of horse-drawn water pumps and low-pressure hand pumps, additional firehouses were needed to cover new neighborhoods that sprung up in the North West corner of Haverstraw. The newly formed fire department was housed … More Fighting Fire and Preserving History at Relief Hose No. 3
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 … More Visualizing Scale & Density
If you haven’t yet done so, please sign the petition to boost the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry schedule. Currently, the ferry only runs for commuters in the morning and evening. The ferry should be expanded to include midday, late night, and weekends. When this happens, Haverstraw will become another major node in the extensive regional transportation network. … More Sign the Petition! Boost the Ferry!
Google, NY Waterway, and the MTA MetroNorth Railroad have finally heeded my repeated requests to have the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry schedule added to Google Transit Directions! Enjoy using the transit app now; Haverstraw is finally and legitimately linked to the region.
‘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 … More Sculptures Support Rowing & Animal Care Center
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? … More Tactical Urbanism in Haverstraw?
Ken Karlewicz and the Riverside Arts Project Proudly Present “Back to the Streets.”
A collection of photographs by Ken and his students which capture the colorful life, texture and ever changing mood of Haverstraw Village’s downtown landscape. … More “Back to the Streets” Student Photography Exhibition Opens at Union Restaurant
Gran Fondo will roll through Downtown Haverstraw on May 20, 2012. … More Gran Fondo Rolls Through Downtown
I stared writing a monthly column in the Rockland County Times called “Reconnecting Rockland.” In it I focus on planning, engineering, real estate development, and architecture issues that are facing the County. Check out Part 1 and Part 2, aptly named “Back to Our Roots.” … More “Reconnecting Rockland” Column in the Rockland County Times