It’s been five years and it’s finally finished.
A New City revitalization dedication ceremony and concert will take place on Sunday, September 7, 2014, marking the end of a long construction process that often clogged traffic and tested nerves.
The ceremony will start at 12 noon at the County Court House, located at One South Main Street in New City and will be followed by a concert. The post-ceremony festivities will also have activities for children such as bounce houses, face painting, balloon artist, and arts and crafts. Food and ice cream will be available for purchase by the New City Chamber of Commerce.
The revitalization of downtown New City was an extensive project including the input of residents, local businesses, civic groups, the town, the state and the federal government. Though the work took about four years, discussions date back decades.
The Town of Clarkstown’s work and investment along Main Street was intended to transform New City into a pedestrian friendly community. Was it a success? Take a drive through ‘downtown’ and judge for yourself.
“As the town and county government seat, and the largest of our hamlets, New City is at the heart of not only Clarkstown but also Rockland County,” said Supervisor Alex Gromack. “I am so pleased this project has come to fruition; it has already fostered economic development in downtown New City while making it more pedestrian friendly and aesthetically pleasing for our residents.”
The dedication ceremony occurs almost exactly five years after the groundbreaking ceremony, which took place September 8, 2009.