If you're looking for an apartment that features convenience in location, there is no better choice than West Shore Towers. West Shore Towers features a unique blend of urban and suburban life within easy commuting distance of New York City, yet centered in the small, quiet, and comfortable town of Nyack. Frommer's calls Nyack "One of the more charmingly 'lived-in' river villages along the Lower Hudson, Nyack is a bedroom community of New York with a laid-back life all its own."
Within walking distance are almost two dozen outstanding restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, and other eating establishments.
From pizza to pastries, and Shepherd’s pie to sushi, the Nyack scene satisfies every craving. So no matter what you’re in the mood for, there’s always something delicious waiting to please your taste buds!
Nyack and nearby Piermont are known for their outstanding selection of fine clothing and boutique gift shops in a fantastic setting. A spotlight list of outstanding stores can be found here.
The Palisades Center, America's 10th largest shopping mall, is only two and a half miles away. It features four levels of stores, dining, and entertainment, including movies, an ice rink, and IMAX theatre. While the shops and stores in downtown Nyack are all within walking distance, the mall is accessible by public transportation (see below).
Cynthia Hesdra, along with her husband Edward, provided a safe haven for escaped slaves in their home, which was part of the Underground Railroad. Born in Tappan in 1808, Cynthia may have been born or sold into slavery. Her husband bought her freedom then moved her to Nyack from New York City. As owners of a successful business, the couple sheltered escaped slaves at their home, formerly located on the corner of Main Street and Route 9W. The “Bench by the Road” now memorializes the site of Hesdra’s former home.
Nyack offers much in the way of culture. In addition to the rich history of the surrounding area, Nyack itself features several excellent attractions. The Edward Hopper House Art Center is a dynamic multi-arts center featuring art exhibitions, programs, events, and musical performances for both adults and children throughout the year. The Rockland Symphony Orchestra performs often at Riverspace Arts located at 119 Main Street. For up-to-date information on local community events, visit Nyack News and Views.
Memorial Park is only 7 minutes by foot and features a playground, butterfly garden, launch for canoes and kayaks as well as outdoor movies and music concert series.
The Mountainview Nature Park is a natural preserve and features excellent hiking only 1.9 miles from our apartments. Hook Mountain State Park features almost 700 acres of wildlife, and is renowned for its bird watching. Just 15 miles away is the famous Bear Mountain State Park, which has something for everyone including hiking, picnic sites, an ice-skating rink, zoo, and several lakes.
The Hudson Link offers a rapid daily service from South Franklin and Depew Streets and/or Broadway and Clinton Avenue to the Tarrytown Metro North train station. Hudson Link also features service to the Palisades Mall for easy shopping, as well as to the towns of Suffern and Spring Valley.
Click this link for a quick departure schedule.
For information on the Metro North Train System, visit new.mta.info.
Want to find out even more about beautiful Nyack? Visit Friends of the Nyacks, a community website. The group even features guided or self-guided walking tours in case you'd like to see it for yourself! The Nyack News and Views is also an excellent guide to community events. You can also view Nyack's page at AmericanTowns.
The Rockland Female Institute opened in September 1856 under the direction of Reverend B. Van Zandt. A young lady could receive a fine formal education for the fee of $53 for a thirteen week term, or $165 for a year; a tidy sum in those days.