24 Main Street
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
The official website of the Village of Hoosick Falls, NY—the Grandma Moses Discovery Village. Located on the Hoosic River, among the bucolic foothills of the Green Mountains in the town of Hoosick, in northeast corner of New York's Rensselaer County. Home of the historic Walter A. Wood Mowing and Reaping Machinery Company—once the largest company of its kind in the world. The former factory town is now a picturesque quaint village with scenery that still inspires artists like it did with Grandma Moses in years past.
Inspiring Since 1827
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Hoosick Falls, and the Town of Hoosick is a waypoint community of Lakes to Locks Passage. If you'd like to post your business, an event, or any points-of-interest on the interactive geotourism MapGuide, you can enter them after registering here. Populating the MapGuide will help travelers discover Hoosick. Register and add some info today! Learn more about Lakes to Locks Passage and adding sites to the Geotourism MapGuide.
24 Main Street
Hoosick Falls, NY 12090
For a detailed listing of events and to see the event calendar, please check out the Events Page.
To have your Village events added to the calendar, please contact the webmaster.
At the recent Hoosick Rising meeting it was announced that Sequence Development of Troy, NY has entered into an agreement to develop the vacant lot where Doherty's once stood. Owner Jeffrey Buell and other representatives from Sequence attended the meeting and spoke briefly about the project, and how pleased they are to be part of the re-energizing of Hoosick Falls. Mayor Borge has been working with Empire State Development to insure that the $750,000 grant that was secured for the redevelopment by the previous administration is still available. Firm details are forthcoming, but the proposal is to build a new 3-story mixed-use structure on the vacant lot as well as develop the adjoining property at 5-7 John Street.
The Village was recently notified by the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) that the River Street Bridge will be repaired starting in the fall of 2014. Work is anticipated to be compleated by the end of the 2015 construction season. The project will include steel repairs, replacement of most of the bridge's joints, some full-depth deck repairs, fascia repairs, and application of a waterproofing membrane with asphault overlay. In order to provide a safe work area, it is anticipated that NYSDOT will reduce traffic to a single lane, alternating traffic with a temporary signal system. All properties in the vicinity of the bridge will remain accessible to residents and emergency responders while the work takes place. There will be no nighttime work.
The newspaper of record for the Village of Hoosick Falls is the Eastwick Press. Public notices will be posted in the paper.
Emergency: Dial 911
911 is the quickest way to receive help from the Police, Fire Department or Rescue Squad in an emergency. In non-emergency situations, dial the police at 686-7900. If the desk officer is on patrol, your call will be rolled over to 911 automatically and County Dispatch will forward your request to the Village Police.
The Village Board meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm in the Municipal Building.
Regulations for open burning in the village have been adopted and can be viewed here.
The Village of Hoosick Falls 2011 Water Quality Report has been completed and is available here.
The Village of Hoosick Falls sidewalk improvement program works with homeowners and contractors to repair/replace sidewalks that have become difficult to comfortably traverse because of wear, age, or damage. This is a cost-sharing program between the Village and homeowner whose sidewalks are being replaced, and generally saves the homeowner 50% of the total cost to repair/replace the problem sidewalk. Forms and guideline sheets for the program can be picked up at the Village Clerk's office or downloaded here.
All USABLE clothing and fabric items such as; clothing, shoes, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, drapes, table linens, and stuffed toys will be accepted. (Please, no rags, fabric scraps, pillows, plastic toys, or non-fabric household items.) Your donations will not be cut up or shreaded, but will be used to help people in need.
The Hoosic River Greenway is a joint project between the Village of Hoosick Falls, the Hoosic River Watershed Assn. (HooRWA), and a committee of volunteers. The mission is to develop a greenway along the east bank of the Hoosic River with hiking and biking trails, river access, and other recreational amenities.
The steering committee is always looking for new members. Meetings are held the last Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the Village offices.