Bulletin Board, December 2022

Palisadian Ellen Galinsky is the 2022 recipient of the Work and Family Researchers Network Lifetime Achievement Award. Awarded every two years, it “ recognizes extraordinary scholars who have made enduring contributions to the work-family community.” Ellen Galinsky has spent decades identifying important societal questions and using scientific research and data to turn findings into action. She is president of the Families and Work Institute and the author of numerous books on parenting and work-life balance.

HNA Update While Kitching/Pelayo (REVEIL LLC), the Town’s pick, has been in “negotiations” with HNA for over a year, in July, an affiliate of SL Green, a Manhattan-based REIT, sought a $185M arbitration award against HNA International Group due to a separate issue with an HNA property in NYC. This court filing has basically tied up all sales of HNA properties. On the heels of this lawsuit, the previous “buyer,” ZVG@ Palisades LLC (who filed bankruptcy the day before the closing in 2019 and lost $8M to HNA in the process) filed a lawsuit against HNA alleging that HNA sabotaged their 2019 deal, feeling they are entitled to the property and accusing HNA of a breach of contract. In October, the Orangetown Town Board voted on a resolution to begin eminent domain proceedings to take control of the property due to the inability of HNA to move forward; the property is decaying; and HNA is $4 million in tax arrears. Eminent domain is a long, complicated process. Stay tuned…

Cell Service:
Currently, at the recommendation of the NYS Attorney General’s office, we are in the process of working with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to collect data to form our argument for improved cell service. What we know is that within a 1.5-mile radius of the center of Palisades, there are five cell towers. Clearly, the service that is being provided is either non-existent or it is somehow being disrupted. It is unacceptable. Please sign our petition (and pass it on to your friends) by January 1, 2023. To see the petition, go to: chng.it/p52Y47W69v
Thank you! (also see article on page 9)

Peter Algert is Palisades' Ironman
In October, Peter Algert competed alongside 5,000 entrants in the VinFast IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii. The Ironman competition is the ultimate triathlon consisting of 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking and 26.2 miles of running. Peter came in 27th out of 386 in his age group of 55-59 year-olds finishing the race in 10 hours and 38 minutes. He has competed in three full Ironmans and in 2021, he ranked #1 in his division in Ironman Cozumel.


Rockland Conservatory of Music
December 3 at 3:00 pm
Shirley Crabbe / Ella’s Basket
45 South Main St, Pearl River,
NY Free Family Jazz Performance

Union Arts Center
Classical Piano: Pavel Nersessian, Oxana Mikhailoff and Vassily Primakov
Sun, December 4 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tickets $40, $50 at door

Grace Episcopal Church
130 First Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960
Grace Church is not doing a Messiah sing this year, but on December 4 at 4:00 pm it is presenting an Advent program of Lessons and Carols

Tappan Reformed Church
The church is presenting a Christmas Concert at 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 4. They are not having their usual Messiah Sing.

Rockland Camerata Winter Concert
Sunday, January 22, 2022, 3:00 pm.
Congregation Shir Shalom, 411 South Little Tor Road, New City, NY 10956.
$20 tickets, free under age 18
An ensemble of approximately 25 voices, the Rockland Camerata strives to provide audiences with a variety of both sacred and secular music, from the 16th century through to present day compositions. It was founded in 1978.