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?
Delicious food, fine art and world renowned musicians are pairing together Friday night, June 1st from 5pm to 10pm at Bella Rose Café in Haverstraw. The fine art is by Maureen Plainfield, a local photographer who sat in the front window of Bella Rose from 8am-5pm one day and photographed the world inside and outside … More Food, Fine Art & World Renowned Musicians on Friday, June 1
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
A full Spring Weekend of events in the Village of Haverstraw, New York. 4/20/12 to 4/22/12. … More Major Haverstraw Spring Weekend! 4/20/2012 to 4/22/2012
The following guest post is authored by Jonathan M. Solis, a Haverstraw Village resident and local entrepreneur. Jonathan created Local Roamer, a local business discount platform, and NutraSol Natural Center (a health food center); Jonathan hopes to eventually open a branch of NutraSol in the Village. I’ve always said that Haverstraw is a gold mine … More Guest Post: Local Business in Haverstraw
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. … More Get Your Mob Gear Ready . . .
This year, the Bricktown Sprints will take place on Saturday April 9, 2011 at the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry Landing in the Village of Haverstraw (adjacent to the Harbors at Haverstraw on Dr. Girling Drive). The races will last from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. … More Come to the Annual “Brickyard” Sprints: Sunday April 22, 2012