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Get to know Nyack

Nyack is a vibrant riverfront village that lies primarily in Orangetown with a small portion in the neighboring municipality of Clarkstown. It’s much-beloved for its multitude of restaurants, eclectic shopping, and entertainment, all composed into a charming downtown with a true small-town feel. Located directly across the Hudson from Tarrytown, Nyack itself joins four neighboring hamlets—Central Nyack, South Nyack, Upper Nyack, and West Nyack—to be known collectively as “The Nyacks.” Nyack Beach State Park at Hook Mountain is popular with walkers, bikers, and picnickers, and serves as a link between Rockland Lake State Park and Central Nyack. For the culturally-inclined, the Debra Weiss Dance Company provides both dance programs and classes, and the Hopper House Art Center, the birthplace of the famed realist painter Edward Hopper, is a must-see, featuring outdoor jazz in the summer.

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Living in Rockland County

Set along the west shore of the Hudson above Bergen County, New Jersey, and across the Tappan Zee from Westchester, suburban Rockland accounts for the smallest county in New York State and its third most densely-populated within the NYC metro—the straight line distance from its southernmost tip to city limits is just six miles. True to its name, the area boasts a rugged landscape framed by the Ramapo Mountains and the Palisades, shared by five towns, 19 villages, and countless hamlets. They’re well-connected by the New York State Thruway, Palisades Parkway, and Metro-North’s Port Jervis and Pascack Valley lines, which operate over NJ Transit to Hoboken (or Penn Station, with transfer) rather than Grand Central. Unlike the east shore, Rockland’s tracks primarily run inland, blessing its riverfront homes with unobstructed water access. Thanks to railroad baron E.H. Harriman, the county’s northernmost reaches are preserved as Bear Mountain/Harriman State Park, a natural wonder drawing countless visitors year-round.