Mother snapping turtles all over Rockland are crossing roads in large numbers. There are so many crossing Western Highway in West Nyack and Blauvelt that signs have been erected. There
What Nyack Really Means
You may be wondering "Why would Nyack (a river town) be called 'point of land'?"
This translation is much different than "fishing village" which is what many people have said. Nyack was named this after the Nyack Indians, but to understand why our town of Nyack is named after them, you have to go back to when the European settlers first made contact with the Nyack Indians. They made contact with the Nyack Indians on Coney Island which was a peninsula at low tide. This was appropriate for the natives who were living there at the time. Coney Island=Point of land.
The more you know!
I came to New York from Australia in 1987 and lived in Manhattan for 15 years, before moving to Nyack in 2002. In Manhattan I gained extensive experience in real estate development and investment, wor....