Tarrytown Village News for Friday, January 14, 2022

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Skating at the Tarrytown Lakes

Lacing up ice skates

The Village of Tarrytown is monitoring the thickness of the ice on our Upper Lake in Tarrytown for Ice Skating. Given the expectation for single-digit temperatures on Saturday morning, in the teens through Saturday, and single digit temperatures again on Sunday, we are planning for skating to take place this weekend! Right now, Friday, the ice is not thick enough to skate on safely.  We will check things again Saturday morning and will let the community know whether we’ll have skating on Saturday or Sunday.  

As of now, the plan is to have skating start on Saturday.  

The hours will be as follows:

Saturday:                     12 Noon to 8 p.m.

Sunday:                       10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Monday thru Friday:   1 p.m. through 7 p.m.

Note:  Skating will take place weather and ice-thickness permitting (we check daily)


We should add that skating buttons are required – They are $10 for the season for Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow residents, and $5 per day for Non-resident skaters.

Watch on our website at https://www.tarrytownny.gov/. We will make an announcement on Saturday morning around 11 a.m.  Our plan is to allow skating to open on Saturday at 12 Noon.

Remember to dress in layers, and wear a hat, scarf and gloves in order to stay warm and prevent frostbite!  

Great job by the Tarrytown Fire Department, with help from our Police

Last week at 222 Martling Avenue in Tarrytown, there was an apartment fire in the Castle Heights apartments.  Due to some quick thinking by people there to close the door once they discovered the fire, they prevented fueling the fire with fresh air.  Combined with a speedy emergency response by the Tarrytown Fire Department and several neighboring jurisdictions, the fire was contained to the one apartment and did not spread.  The Fire and Police Departments evacuated all residents safely. No one was injured, and the resident who lives in the damaged apartment will be living with family until the kitchen and living room can be repaired.  Keeping in mind the terrible fire and lives that were lost due to a similar fire in an apartment building in the Bronx, we are very thankful for our Fire Department and to the neighboring jurisdictions that helped out on Mutual Aid.  Many thanks to Chief Kelly Murphy, 1st Assistant Chief Rick Tucci and 2nd Assistant Chief Sean Scogna Jr. and the rest of the Tarrytown Fire Department!

COVID and Village Meetings

Due to the elevated number of COVID cases in Tarrytown and across Westchester and the NY Metropolitan Area, the Village of Tarrytown will be holding our remaining public meetings via Zoom Video Conference.  These include:

  • Board of Trustees Regular Meeting, Tuesday, January 18, 2022 – 7 p.m. via Zoom
  • Architectural Review Board Meeting, Wednesday, January 19, 2022 – 7 p.m. via Zoom
  • Planning Board Meeting of Monday, January 24, 2022 – 7 p.m. via Zoom

The Village will review the situation and the COVID infection rates before February, to determine if remote meetings will continue into that month.

Cold Weather this weekend, with Nor’easter Storm Rain and Snow Sunday into Monday

Be prepared!

Watching the weather for the upcoming weekend, the National Weather Services has forecast very cold days on Saturday and Sunday, followed by a “mild” nor’easter storm Sunday night into Monday.  When you go out dress warmly, and in layers with a hat, gloves and scarf to prevent frostbite.


Friday night into Saturday morning, temperatures are forecast to drop as low as 7 to 9 degrees, rising only to 18 degrees during the day. Saturday will be sunny and cold! Winds could range from 7 to 16 MPH.

Saturday night into Sunday morning, temperatures are forecast to drop as low as 7 to 9 degrees, rising up to 30 degrees during the day. Sunday will be sunny and cold, but not as cold as Saturday.  Winds on Sunday could gust as high as 46 MPH.

Sunday night into Monday morning, snow will start before 2 a.m. and then change over to rain as temperatures rise to 40 degrees before dawn.  During the day on Monday, rain will continue until about mid-day, and could change over to snow as temperatures drop back down into the 30’s.  Rainfall amounts could be between a half an inch and an inch.  Snowfall amounts could be between 1” to 2” total.  

Storm preparations, and advice for Electric Power Outages

  • Make sure any outdoor items that could be blown around are secured or put away.
  • Please only call “911” in true emergencies, including for a fire or smell of natural gas.
  • If you have a non-emergency police or public safety matter, the Tarrytown Police Desk number is 914-631-5544.
  • If you lose power, Con Edison has issued the following advice:  Customers can report power outages or service problems by calling 1-800-75-coned (aka 1-800-752-6633) or online at www.coned.com (where they can also view service restoration information and our outage map). Con Edison customers can sign up for text notifications at www.conEd.com/text. Customers can also text REG to OUTAGE (688243) and follow the prompts. You will need to enter your Con Edison account number which is found on your Con Edison bill to complete the registration process. Once you've registered, you will not need your account number to report or check the status of a power problem

Con Edison Gas Main Work Update

As of next week, here is the latest update on Con Edison gas main work around the Village.

  • Wilson Park is in full swing, and will be undergoing another 2 to 3 weeks of excavation work.  Restoration will begin in February and will likely not be completed until the end of February.
  • Croton, LeGrande and Hamilton. The Con Edison crews are working to address some property specific work at the corner of Hamilton and Broadway. Once they get that completed, they will work on the restoration for Hamilton, Croton, LeGrande. Parking permits issued for Croton, LeGrande and Hamilton will be extended (new permits will not be issued) through the month of February.  Free parking with a Village-issued permit will be allowed in the McKeel Parking Lot through the month of February.
  • West of Broadway work – along Dixon and North Washington Streets – will begin in a few weeks, most likely in February.  We will issue more information as the time frame gets more clear.
  • No Con Edison work, including their sub-contractors, is scheduled for Monday, January 17, 2022, since Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a National Holiday.

Downtown No-Nos - Double Parking at Fire Hydrants and blocking traffic in the Tarrytown Downtown

The Village regularly sees people who are in a rush and who double park at fire hydrants and who block traffic in the Downtown.  The most common locations are at the fire hydrant by Kaldenberg Place, and the fire hydrant on Broadway at Main Street near Lefteris Gyro, among other downtown locations. We ask all residents and visitors to take the time, park safely around the corner at a legal parking spot, and walk the block or two to pick up your food.  Parking and blocking a fire hydrant can cause obstructions for police, ambulance and fire responders if there is ever an emergency, and could result in a parking ticket for you up to a $100 fine. 

We wish everyone a happy, safe and warm winter weekend!