Streetfairs like last Sunday's bring tens-of-thousands of visitors to Nyack's downtown shopping district—but local lawmakers say after-the-fact cleanup should be improved.
"I walked downtown at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, and you could tell there had been a streetfair," said trustee Steve Knowlton. "It was obvious there had been a major event—the downtown looked dirty."
The sidewalks were sprinkled with waste, Knowlton said, and several trash cans were overflowing.
Village administrator Jim Politi said the village DPW had two workers out after the event, both of whom were aided by the Arts, Crafts and Antiques Dealers Association (ACADA), the Nyack organization that pieced together the bazaar.
And though Knowlton said Sunday's washing was better than previous efforts, he noted a second run-through may be necessary next time.
"There's still room for improvement," he said.
Trustee Louise Parker said a handful of vendors remained downtown at 6:15 p.m.—over an hour after closing time—tangling with DPW workers.
Marie Lorenzini, another Nyack lawmaker, said late vendors and dirty sidewalks can hurt merchants who offer outdoor dining on Sunday evenings.