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For Immediate Release

For Immediate Release

August 12, 2009


Supervisor Gromack and Town Board Award Bid for the New City Revitalization Project

Construction to Start in Early Fall


(New City, NY) – Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Gromack and the Town Board awarded the bid for the New City Revitalization Project at the August 4 Town Board meeting, the beginning of a long anticipated project awaited by residents and businesses excited about the realization of a beautiful downtown center.  The New City revitalization Project is expected to break ground in early fall; the cost of the project will be offset by already approved State and Federal grants. 


“The revitalization of New City is an extensive project in which residents, local businesses, civic groups and the town worked together over many months to create a vision to make New City a place to be proud of,” said Supervisor Gromack.  “The Town Board and I are excited about the future of the hamlet.” 


The New City project area includes the entire Main Street corridor from the intersection of Route 304 and South Main Street north to Congers Road.  This project included an advisory committee of both residents and town officials.  There were also a number of open ‘vision planning’ meetings for residents to participate in.  The initial area of the project will be from Congers Road to Third Street.  The Town will be working with residents and businesses to provide construction information throughout the project.  


To fund part of the project Supervisor Gromack secured several state and federal grants for the New City revitalization project.  Clarkstown received a $2 million grant from Senator Tom Morahan, $294,000 grant from Congresswoman Nita Lowey, $474,000 from Senator Chuck Schumer, and a $751,000 grant through the American Recovery Act for energy efficiency lighting in downtown New City. 


Under the leadership of Supervisor Gromack, the Town of Clarkstown embarked on several ‘downtown revitalization’ projects to encourage pedestrian activity and investment in local businesses.  Each of the revitalization projects includes the installation of new sidewalks, antique lighting, ornate benches, community gathering spots and pocket parks, fixed roadways, improved flow of traffic, drainage and expanded architectural design. 


Clarkstown completed downtown revitalization projects in Congers (2004), Nanuet (joint project with the Town and County in 2007) and Valley Cottage (2008).  In addition to New City, Clarkstown also plans to commence revitalization projects in West Nyack and Central Nyack. 



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