Unique, life-size dog and cat sculptures have been sighted at several locations (often in downtown storefronts) in Downtown Haverstraw! … More Dog & Cat Sculptures Invade Downtown Haverstraw! Be on the Lookout!
The waterfront promenade, currently stretching from Warren Avenue to the old chair factory peninsula and from the edge of the Tilcon rock quarry to the ferry landing, is about to grow. … More Waterfront Promenade is About to Double in Size
Come to the gallery opening of the Great Painted Paw Brigade, a public art project that is to begin on Friday March 2, 2012. … More A Quirky Art Opening at the Haverstraw Arts Alliance: March 2, 2012
Shades Repertory Theater, where Harps is the artistic Director, resides in the lower level of the Central Presbyterian Church on the corner of New Main Street and Hudson Avenue in the Village of Haverstraw, New York. With Tiffany stained glass windows and American Chestnut (now nearly extinct) ceilings, the church itself is a proud and substantial entity as you enter the village. … More A Bright Future for Local Theater
The Village is aiming for a spring 2013 start date and an 18-month construction period where crews will replace sidewalks, road surfaces, and utility poles. The project focuses on Broadway to Broad Street, New Main Street to Clove Avenue, and Main Street to 2nd Street. … More Downtown Streetscape Plans Emerge
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 … More How or Why Cars Erode Cities & Villages
Wouldn’t it be great if a resident or a visitor to the Village of Haverstraw could walk, jog or bike to the Garnerville Arts & Industrial Center? … More Downtown2Garner: An Art-focused Pedestrian Path
A feisty food blogger from the United Nations of Food (one small man’s attempt to eat food from every country without leaving NYC ) took a weekend excursion with his fiance to Haverstraw where he was admittedly “shocked” by the wide selection of uber-awesome, unpretentious, Hudson Valley, non-yuppie, blue collar Latin/Italian, etc. food. Several times … More A Vacation Island in the ‘Burbs . . . with “Shocking” Food
Here’s a warm welcome to Donna Schmidt, our new contributor to http://www.HaverstrawLife.com … More HLife Welcomes a New Contributor: Donna Schmidt
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? … More Sound Off: How will high energy costs affect the Village in the future?
Quote of the Week: “We realized that if we were going to live in NYC it would have be in the West Village or Chelsea or something. Obviously, that’s cost prohibitive. So, we just decided to live in Haverstraw.” … More Quote of the Week
The Rockland Street Kids’ Fair, hosted by the Bricktown Gospel Fellowship, drew large crowds of Village families to Downtown Haverstraw to take part in a day of fun and games. … More Rockland Street Kids’ Fair II Delights!
While trekking through the blogosphere, I came across a nice article from the Toronto Sun about a $14 per day option to vacation in “New York City.” Instead of paying $150+ per night at a New York hotel, a visitor might enjoy more rustic accommodations for, yes, around $14 per night. The article highlights that … More Haverstraw in the Toronto Sun